Picture of a Queen Butterfly


Queen Butterfly feeding on an orange

Life Cycle of Butterflies

  Queen Caterpillar
Queen chrysalis (pupa)

Queen (Danaus gilippus)

Family: Brush-footed Butterfly (Nymphalidae)

Subfamily: Milkweed Butterfly (Danainae)

Average Wingspan: 2 5/8" - 3 7/8"

Habitat: Open areas, fields, deserts, pastures

Similar To: Monarch , Viceroy

Plants That Attract This Butterfly

* May not be available for purchase at your local nursery.

Note: Always check a plant's Hardiness Zone to make sure it will grow in your area. (What Is My Hardiness Zone?)

Where To Buy Plants

Butterfly Flight Range Map

Queen Flight Range Map

Photo Credits:
Male (open wing) - Fred Miller
Male (closed wing) - Fred Miller
Caterpillar - Regina Cutter Edwards
Chrysalis - Fred Miller

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