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Viceroy butterflies (mating pair)

Limenitis archippus


A mating pair of Viceroy butterflies perching on a willow tree, one of the host plants for Viceroy caterpillars. Viceroy butterflies look similar to Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). "It can be distinguished from the Monarch by its smaller size and the post-median black line that runs across the veins on the hindwing." Source Credit: Wikipedia.


Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource:


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1 Comment

Geodialist 9 years ago

Thanks for favoriting my spotting, Lucky! I'm curious to know how you were able to get a butterfly to perch on your face. (Looks like it may be a female Monarch, right?)

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Sep 26, 2013
Submitted on Dec 3, 2013

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