Viceroy Butterfly
Limenitis archippus
left Viceroy Butterfly Photograph right
2006 Photograph, Viceroy Butterfly (Limenitis archippus, Brush-footed Butterfly Family Nymphalidae) on Common Milkweed, Occoquan Bay NWR, Woodbridge, Virginia, © 2020.
This butterfly is a Batesian mimic of the foul tasting Monarch Butterfly and is usually seen sitting on leaves instead of flowers.
Jian Zhe Li

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