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gorgeous color and light!
They are beautiful butterflies. I have probably id them wrong before too. Gorgeous photos!
They are beautiful and very similar!
Stunning images!Love the light filtering through the wings.Carletta@Round The Bend
All of these shots are gorgeous!! =)
Beautiful photos you captured.Cher Sunray Gardens
Awesome shots! Now I've got to go find out what the difference is between the Viceroys and Monarchs.
Glorious photos of this beautiful butterfly!
Beautiful butterflies and flowers!
Beautiful macro photos.Regards and best wishes
I thought they were the same and looked it up...Here's what I found:Both butterflies have forewings and hindwings. The hindwings (the lower set of wings) of a monarch butterfly have stripes extending down from the top of the wings. A viceroy butterfly has similar stripes extending down the hindwings, except the viceroy's hindwings also have a horizontal black stripe going across each hindwing. This horizontal stripe is the most significant difference between viceroys and monarchs.I just learned something! :-)) I hope you're enjoying your weekend!
You have monarchs. If you look at the last line parallel to the body there is an enlarged spot on the line that is a male scent gland.Viceroys are smaller and have a extra divison perpendicular to the body on each wing.Lots of groups are tagging them, I have been out 3 times.Migration should start up in the next few weeks.
beautiful! my fave is the last one! thanks for sharing! mine is up here My Photo Meme Blog
Absolutely beautiful photos!My critter post, have a wonderful weekend!
Wow, what perfectly clear photos. So beautiful!
So very beautiful!!! :)
Doesn't matter what they are. The shots are wonderful! Nice to see another Iowa blogger!Teresa
Those wings look like stained glass windows! So lovely.
Stunningly beautiful pics.
great, great photos, you know how to take beautiful shots!
Beautiful shots.. looks like we both were in butterfly mode this week! My quick way to tell them apart -- the black lines on the viceroys are thicker than those on monarchs -- especially on the margins of the wings.
I thought they were Monarchs, too, when I was looking at them! I am learning so much, reading other blogs!!
So did I. Beautiful pics.
Definitely male Monarchs. Out on the Praire has done a great job describing the differences.
Oh, how lovely! Excellent photography!
Just down right gorgeous photos, Jen ! So nice to view your gallery ! How did you acquire so many followers ? Have you been on FB for a long while ?
Gorgeous shots! I've always had trouble telling them apart too.
I don't have a clue how to tell them apart. Nice shots.
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