Viceroy

viceroyViceroy

Scientific name: Basilarchia archippus (Cramer)
(Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)

Facts: The viceroy closely resembles the monarch. This relationship of resemblance is known as mimicry. The viceroy butterfly receives the benefit of looking like the monarch since predators remember the bad flavor of monarchs. Viceroys can be distinguished from monarchs by their smaller size and the additional black line that runs across the hind wing. Viceroys usually have a single row of white dots on the outer margin of the wing and monarchs typically have a double row.

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