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June 11, 2014 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: Viceroy Butterfly

Viceroy Butterfly

Almost wordless: I thought I had spotted my first Monarch of the season but a closer look revealed this to be a Viceroy, a Monarch mimic. They are slightly smaller and have a black line running across the veins on the hindwing.

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  1. readerbuzz / Jun 11 2014 5:30 am

    Interesting. I had no idea there were so many kinds of butterflies!

    Here’s my Wordless Wednesday!

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  2. Beth F / Jun 11 2014 6:12 am

    Well done! I’m waiting for my new camera to arrive so I snap some birds and butterflies again.

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  3. BermudaOnion / Jun 11 2014 8:23 am

    Oh how I love butterflies!

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  4. Colleen / Jun 11 2014 9:04 am

    I thought Monarch too. I did come across a migrating group of about 100 a couple of years ago. Nice shot.

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  5. Beth Hoffman / Jun 11 2014 9:07 am

    Lovely photo!

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  6. Meg / Jun 11 2014 9:40 am

    Beautiful all the same!

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  7. indrani / Jun 11 2014 9:56 am

    Wow! This is beautiful!

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  8. Sheila (Book Journey) / Jun 11 2014 9:58 am

    Beautiful!

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  9. Carol / Jun 11 2014 10:59 am

    How pretty!

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  10. S Stull / Jun 11 2014 11:36 am

    Gorgeous. I was fascinated by butterflies as a kid, and decided the viceroy was my favourite (because it was a great pretender).

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  11. Suko / Jun 11 2014 1:46 pm

    Isn’t that gorgeous?! I would have thought itwas a monarch, too (even though I grow plants specifically to attract monarchs).

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  12. Sue / Jun 12 2014 9:09 pm

    I don’t often see these (Viceroys), but I did have a female Monarch laying eggs on the swamp milkweed in the backyard the other day. Here’s hoping this is a good butterfly year.

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