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Where Might People Confuse Queen and Monarch Butterflies?

This map shows where Queen butterflies can sometimes be seen. Monarch Butterflies can be seen in any of the United States.

  • In what places might people see both monarch butterflies and queen butterflies?

Try This!
Look at the live migration map. Read the sightings that people have submitted from areas where Queens and Monarchs could be seen. Are you convinced that these observers can identify monarchs properly? What tips would you give someone to help him or her distinguish a Queen from a Monarch? (Use this Venn diagram with pictures to compare and contrast.)

Did You Know?
We often contact citizen scientists who submit monarch sightings from these regions. Observers often send pictures to confirm the identification of the butterflies they see.