Queen
Danaus gillipus

Queen butterfly
The beautiful Queen is one of the "milkweed butterflies."  She is
adorned with bright colors, both as a caterpillar and as a butterfly, to
help ward off predators. The poisonous milkweed is the mainstay diet
of the Queen and makes her a nasty-tasting meal. ©Denise Blyn, 2005

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