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Viceroy Butterfly

Limenitis archippus


I thought at first this might be a Monarch but just seen the post on the viceroy and now am leaning towards Viceroy. Can someone confirm?


Edge of wooded area in tall grass near a small ditch in South Louisiana.

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alicelongmartin 12 years ago

Very clear striking picture.

annorion 12 years ago

Ahh I see what your are talking about. Very subtle difference the hind wing and it was only about 3 inches. Thanks!

florida33girl 12 years ago

I concur with AnnaWhipkey. Definitely a Viceroy!

AnnaWhipkey 12 years ago

You have a viceroy. Viceroy has a black line on the hind wing. See this page

bowhunter187 12 years ago

the best way to tell is the size he Monarch is bigger than the Viceroy

lorainedg 12 years ago

I could be wrong, but I think the spots on its body are indicative of a Monarch.

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Louisiana, USA

Spotted on May 29, 2010
Submitted on Jul 15, 2011

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