Viceroy Butterfly

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2006 Photograph, Viceroy Butterfly (Limenitis archippus) on Common Milkweed, Occoquan Bay NWR, Woodbridge, Virginia, © 2014.
This butterfly is a Batesian mimic of the foul tasting Monarch Butterfly and is usually seen sitting on leaves instead of flowers.

Species information from eNature.com:  Monarch
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