queen

(Danaus gilippus)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

queen

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Rare stray in Minnesota

Flight/Season

July to August

Habitat

Open areas including fields, roadsides, pastures, and waterways.


Identification

 

 
Similar
Species

 


Larval Food

Milkweed and possibly dogbane.

 
Adult Food

Nectar from flowers including milkweeds and lance-leaf fog-fruit.

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 


Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 21, 71.

 


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Taxonomy

Order:

Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths)

 

Suborder:

Glossata

 

Infraorder:

Neolepidoptera

 

Parvorder:

Heteroneura

 

No Rank:

Ditrysia

 

No Rank:

Obtectomera

 

Superfamily:

Papilionoidea (butterflies [excluding skippers])

 

Family:

Nymphalidae (brush-foots)

 

Subfamily:

Danainae (monarchs)

 

Tribe:

Danaini (milkweed butterflies)

 

Subtribe:

Danaina

 

Genus:

Danaus

 

Subgenus:

Anosia

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

queen


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  Danaus gilippus (Queen)
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  Queen Butterflies in the Vekol Wash
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Uploaded on Nov 30, 2008

Gorgeous queen butterflies (danaus gilippus) in the wild flitting about blooming hop bush in the Vekol Wash in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Original music by filmmaker.

 
     
  Meet the Danaus gilippus Caterpillar
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Uploaded on Feb 1, 2011

The Danaus gilippus (Queen Butterfly) Larva

 
     
  Queen Butterfly Danaus gilippus drinking from Milkweed
Jesus Blanco
 
   
 
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Published on Sep 16, 2012

A beautiful Queen butterfly drinking from scarlet milkweed in my wildlife garden in Miami, FL

I have seeds and cuttings for sale!

 
     
  Reina o Falsa Monarca (Danaus gilippus) sobre Campuloclinium macrocephalum
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Published on Apr 28, 2013

Reina o Falsa Monarca (Danaus gilippus) sobre Campuloclinium macrocephalum (antes Eupatorium macrocephalum). EcoRegistros

 
     

 

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