Many Monarchs in the Garden?
are 8 butterflies, but only 7 are Monarch butterflies!
The 8th butterfly (circled below) is a close relative of the monarch.
It is called a "Queen." The Queen is found in the southern
United States, so it can be confused with monarchs there.
a close-up look at a Queen
butterfly (Danaus gilippus).
compare it to a Monarch
butterfly (Danaus plexippus).
a sketch of each butterfly species.
many differences do you notice between the two species?
the ways two species are similar and different.
practice some more butterfly
courtesy of Linda Schemmer