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Viceroy Butterfly

Limenitis archippus

Description:

The Viceroy butterfly is a Monarch mimic. It can be identified by the thin black line that curves through the lower hindwings. The wing borders are also different. In Florida, Georgia, and the Southwest, Viceroys share the pattern of the Queen (Danaus gilippus) and in Mexico they share the pattern of the Soldier (Danaus eresimus).

Habitat:

Along the shoreline of Lake Lewisville, Tx where there are many Button Bushes , Cephalanthus occidentalis, starting to bloom.

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2 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

I think this butterfly had company of a Ladybug also.. Nice location.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Black borders of Viceroy butterfly also different than of Monarch butterflies.

gatorfellows
Spotted by
gatorfellows

Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 23, 2012
Submitted on May 25, 2012

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