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Viceroy Butterfly

Limenitis archippes

Habitat:

Forest

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4 Comments

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

The viceroy butterfly is dark orange with black veins. A row of white spots edge its wings. Its color and pattern mimics the monarch butterfly's pattern except for a black horizontal stripe that crosses the bottom of its back wings. The viceroy caterpillar is white and olive-brown.

Range
The viceroy can be found in most of the continental United States and in southern Canada and northern Mexico.


Habitat
The viceroy butterfly lives in meadows, marshes and swamps and other wet areas with willow, aspen and poplar trees.

http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/viceroy...

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Thank you for all the likes and StirredMocha for correcting my ID. I always get these two mixed

StirredMocha
StirredMocha 6 years ago

Actually a viceroy (Limenitis archippes). Nice shots!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Beautiful, James!

James McNair
Spotted by
James McNair

Florida, USA

Spotted on Aug 9, 2014
Submitted on Aug 10, 2014

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