TheGardenLady received this question from Michael.
I’m not seeing a black monarch. It’s a butterfly with black wings and orange tips. What is it?
We readers of TheGardenLady column also wish you had sent a photo of the butterfly with black wings and orange tips. Or perhaps you could tell us the area of the country where you saw this spectacular butterfly. Both a photo and the location could perhaps help us figure out which butterfly you saw.
Could it have been Siproeta epaphus with the common name of Rusty-tipped Page or Black and Tan butterfly?This butterfly is seen in the southern part of the US and in Central and South America. You can see more photos of this butterfly on this website.
University of Pittsburgh Professor Michael Ramsey turned a former office building into his modern loft, which includes a Japanese Zen garden with a 1,330-pound boulder as its centerpiece. Photo: Laura Petrilla for The Wall Street Journal