Wednesday, January 04, 2012

African Monarch

This was part of a visit to a flower garden spot in the Taiwan countryside.  With the nice weather and flowers, this was a good place to find some butterflies.

Here is one that caught my attention because it looked so familiar.  At first I thought it was the same Monarch butterfly as we have here in California.  Maybe a migrant?

A list of Taiwan butterflies caused me to change my opinion to a slightly different critter - the African Monarch or Plain Tiger.

This is a picture I took in Fremont, California of a regular Monarch Butterfly for comparison.  They are always eye grabbing.


Dee Ice Hole said...

Nice photos.

Dr. Russell Norman Murray said...

'African Monarch'

I really like the first photo. Colours.