These queen butterflies covered this patch of blue mistflower blooms at Wildseed Farms.
They’re so gorgeous and relaxing to watch!
Queen butterflies are closely related to the monarch butterfly but their wing patterns differ. “When their wings are closed, it’s easier to get confused, because both show black veining underneath. However, Queens lack the black veins on their upper wings and have white spots on their lower wings. Monarch underwings are also a much paler shade of orange. “~lepcurious.blogspot.com