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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Queen of Spain, Issoria lathonia

A magnificent beauty, the Queen of Spain is royalty among butterflies. She flies in similar area as the whites and brimstones in dry grassy open areas, but I was very fortunate to meet her. her wings are beautifully jewelled and totally mesmerizing butterfly.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Milovice, Czechia
Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Copyright: © Mary C Legg