Mating Queen Butterflies
A pair of queen butterflies "getting busy" in a field near Edinburg, Texas on a cool December afternoon. These butterflies may look like monarch butterflies, but this act of mimicry tricks would-be predators think that they are toxic like monarchs when in reality they are not.
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