|Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)|
Family: Nymphalidae (nim-FAL-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Danaus (DAN-ay-us) (Info)
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Big Pine Key, Florida
Boca Raton, Florida
North Bay Village, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Dalworthington Gardens, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Granite Shoals, Texas
Grey Forest, Texas
Hudson Oaks, Texas
Pecan Grove, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
|Positive ||okus ||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
|Positive ||catbird8 ||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.
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