Questions about Queens
I see very few Queens on my property, in spite of the fact that just five miles away there are many in a state park where I go for bike rides. I know they use milkweeds, but it doesn't seem to be their favorite food here, because I get lots of Monarchs and so few Queens. In the park I don't see any Monarchs, just Queens--and a lot of other butterflies.
So, what else do they eat?
Since there doesn't seem to be any Queen migration I wonder where they grow. Are there any in your areas? I'm in Central Florida.
I also see them on feces in the park. I don't think that's normal for Monarchs. Is it?