Sunday, October 21, 2012

Queen Butterfly


 Queen Butterfly
The queen butterfly is a brushfoot butterfly that is found in the southern United States and Mexico. It is part of the subfamily Danainae. The larva of the Danainae butterflies eat milkweed and it also includes the monarch. Because the milkweed is toxic both larva and butterfly become toxic which helps to keep them from getting eaten by predators. 


8 comments:

Liz said...

Gorgeous shot! Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
Liz @ YACB

HansHB said...

Awesome!

Faye said...

Dear Ecobirder, your monarch butterfly is simply gorgeous, well situated in the design, and of course, the best color in the world! Have a pleasant Sunday and a great new week.

DeniseinVA said...

Nature can be very clever! Great picture, thank you :)

Jama said...

Such lovely creature!

Shey said...

I just love the spots in their body and wings, really cool. Great shot!

Magdalena said...

Gorgeous shot!

lorik said...

A perfect orange butterfly - beautifully shot. I like the way you are able to capture so much detail and pattern.
I love that orange bird too!!
Thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)