|Queen Butterfly Larva|
The Queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus) is a rare visitor to the Ozarks. According to one source it has only been reported in Missouri three times before. It normally lives in the extreme southern United States although it may stray and sometime breed in the plains of southern Kansas.
|Queen Butterfly- Wikipedia|
The Queen butterfly larva has pupated now and will be released in the Butterfly House eventually. Chris Barnhart reported it to BAMONA. Their website tracks butterflies and moths of North America: (http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/). There are range maps for each species as well.
The caterpillar formed this chrysalis a few days later.
* A photographic Field Guide to the Butterflies in the Kansas City Region, Betsy Betros.