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Viceroy Butterfly

Limenitis archippus

Description:

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?

Habitat:

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


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6 Comments

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Very clear striking picture.

annorion
annorion 7 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
florida33girl 7 years ago

I concur with AnnaWhipkey. Definitely a Viceroy!

AnnaWhipkey
AnnaWhipkey 7 years ago

You have a viceroy. Viceroy has a black line on the hind wing. See this page http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/monarch...

bowhunter187
bowhunter187 7 years ago

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

lorainedg
lorainedg 7 years ago

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

Louisiana, USA

Lat: 29.55, Long: -90.79

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

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