Queen!

linda_tx8(8)July 3, 2013

I found this on my milkweed...woohoo, a Queen cat! And I still haven't seen a single living Queen butterfly this year, although one must have sneaked in!

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butterflymomok(7a NE OK)

Love the Queens, but don't see them often. Have fun raising your baby.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 6:21PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

Congrats, congrats, Linda!!

I haven't seen a monarch all year, so any MW caterpillar looks good to me!

Sherry

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 6:23PM
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bandjzmom(7 NWGeorgia)

Oh my gosh, that is so cool. I would flip to see one. You Texans get so many cool butterflies there. Get some close-ups for us to see?
Angie

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 7:34PM
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linda_tx8(8)

Sherry, that's what I was thinking...the milkweed are looking so great and...nothing, except butterflies use it as a nectar plant, of course! Glad to have found this little cat! Angie, this should be more close-up...3 sets of antennae or filamints on a Queen cat.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 12:43AM
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bandjzmom(7 NWGeorgia)

A very cool cat indeed! Wow. What a thrill it would be to have them. Thanks for sharing. :) Angie

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 9:44AM
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linda_tx8(8)

It made it! Flew right off after I released it! Now, when we went into the city that day, I saw a few butterflies flying by...couldn't be sure, but I'm hoping they were Queens...otherwise, where can this lady find a mate?

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 2:48PM
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monkeybelle(7A NJ (Camden County))

That is gorgeous! I am jealous!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 2:59PM
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misssherry(Z8/9SE MS)

She's so beautiful!!

Sherry

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 3:46PM
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lucas_tx_gw

I've been seeing Queens the last few days here in the DFW area, so maybe she'll head on up here!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 11:51PM
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efeuer

What a beauty! Congrats!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2013 at 11:59PM
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Leafhead

Fabulous photos! Congrats on some awesome Queens. Which mlkwd was that you used?

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 7:46AM
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joncongaroo(Phoenix(Ahwatukee)AZ)

If you want lots of Queens grow Conoclinium dissectum, aka Conoclinium greggii, aka Eupatorium greggii. (I thought Latin names were supposed to avoid confusion)

This flower is a magnet for male Queens which derive a chemical from them that turns into a pheromone that brings in the female Queens.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 12:49AM
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