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You can find this butterfly throughout most of the United States and all across Texas. I have seen it on any number of flowers included purple aster, blue greg’s mist, zinnias, and more.

Primarily found in the tropics, there are a few metalmarks that call Texas home. One is the Fatal Metalmark. This tiny butterfly is a rusty brown on top with brighter orange underneath. Like other metal marks, it has a metalic band that runs around the fore and hindwings.

Often mistaken for the Monarch, the Queen butterfly often outnumbers its orange look alike. Absent only from East Texas, it can be found in large numbers throughout the state.

When many people think of butterflies, they think Monarchs. Monarchs can be found throughout the United States and across Texas. In fact, the Monarch is the official State Insect of Texas!