On Jul 24, 2006, okus from (Zone 8b) wrote:
Large Deep fox-brown above and below with black margins and finely lined black veins. Fine white dots speckle margin.
The Monarch is larger , orange and has blacker veins. The Tropic Queen is orange brown and pale towards the outer edge. and the Viceroy has a strong black line arching across the Hind Wing.
Cannot withstand cold winters
On Jun 22, 2007, catbird8 from Houston, TX wrote:
We spotted the Queen larva on one of our milkweeds and raised it to adult, then released. Otherwise we may have missed seeing this beauty. For Monarch watchers, look for a larva with an additional pair of antennae in the forward half of the body. That will be a Queen.