Monday, September 24, 2007

Flash cards

Monarch
Viceroy
Viceroy
Monarch
I think I've got it.
By George I've got it.

Until the next time I am fooled.

10 comments:

red tin heart said...

These are glorious photos!! That Monarch was showing off a bit, wasn't he? xo Nita

Susan Gets Native said...

Fancy, fancy!
I never knew there was a Monarch lookalike until I started birding...seems that chasing birds makes you look at everything else out there in nature.
Do you train your butterflies or something? Your photos are always so crisp!

Q said...

Dear Nita,
I thought it would be nice to see both of these butterflies together so we could see the differences. When I went to take Monarch's photo I could not find even one! Finally two came in. I try to only post photos I take in the day, except on Slide Show Friday.
Monarch is a show stopper.
Sherry

Q said...

Susan,
They are fancy fellows.
The butterflies really do not pay much attention to me! The birds are somewhat more skittish.
I like up close photos! It is how I see them! If the camera doesn't see what I see I get rather annoyed...
Sherry

Sprite said...

*****

It took me a couple of minutes to see the difference, they both look like stained glass to me. Such beautiful beings!

Thank you Sherry!

Love,

*sprite

Chris said...

They are very similiar! I always try to find some little clue or story to help me remember these things. Still thinking about these two :-)

Q said...

Dear Sprite,
They both are exquite!
Now that I have had a Vieroy in the yard I think I will remember what it looks like.
Much smaller for sure. Next time I think, "Strange Monarch", the light should go on!
Sherry

Q said...

Dear Chris,
It took my husband a bit to tell the difference too. I hope Tom will continue to keep me on tract.
Sherry

Susan Gets Native said...

Very simple way to remember the difference:
Viceroys have a black line across their hindwings that the monarchs don't have. And the Viceroys are smaller.

Q said...

Hi Susan,
I hope I remember that!
Thanks,
Sherry