Queen Danaus gilippus (Cramer, 1776)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Nymphalidae   >   Genus Danaus   

Status:

This relative of the Monarch (Danaus plexippus) is a rare stray to the state from the deep south and/or the southwestern U.S.

Relationships:

Larvae feed on milkweeds and related species. Adults feed on nectar.

There are 4 records in the project database.

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Queen in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/21/2021). (c) sharonforsyth, all rights reserved. Photo by sharonforsyth via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Queen in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/21/2021). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Queen in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/21/2021). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Queen in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/21/2021). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Queen in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/21/2021). (c) sharonforsyth, all rights reserved. Photo by sharonforsyth via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Queen near Dallas, Texas (9/10/2010). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)

A Queen in Monroe Co., Florida (4/21/2011). Photo by Dan Irizarry. (MBP list)


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