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Old 11-19-2010, 08:19 PM   #11
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We don't get the Queen butterfly this far north. Linda, you will have to have you post photos on them on here! I hear their chrysalis can sometimes be pink! That is so odd!
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:21 PM   #12
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I feel dumb that I was guessing without having seen the necessary pictures.

...and, don't forget, this is the first year that I *did* see them close up as caterpillars, I've seen pictures of the chrysalis, and I saw the empty "shell" of a chrysalis up close in real life!
No, I didn't forget that you actually did have cats and the empty pupal cases of the monarch in your yarden. I was very excited for you!
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:49 PM   #13
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No, I didn't forget that you actually did have cats and the empty pupal cases of the monarch in your yarden. I was very excited for you!
Glad you didn't forget! I know you were excited for me. I appreciated it. Just wait until next year. Hopefully I'll have more to share.

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We don't get the Queen butterfly this far north. Linda, you will have to have you post photos on them on here! I hear their chrysalis can sometimes be pink! That is so odd!
Aw...oh well, I'll just enjoy more of B-Linda's pics.
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:20 AM   #14
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Oh, here's a Queen caterpillar pic. Very similar! But the adult Queen butterfly looks really different than that other one.
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Thanks Linda,

The cat does look rather similar. The adult is beautiful!

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:58 PM   #16
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I meant to add another view of the Queen showing the upper wings. But things are so hectic this fall, had to run. Now here is the other view.
Bridget, it's nice to see the similarities of butterflies far away to our native ones! Thanks!
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Very interesting to see her open wings. She looks a lot less like the monarch like that. Normally the top view is most attactive, but I *really* liked the side view (underside of wings). Very attactive butterfly.
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