Saturday, September 29, 2012
SmugMug Daily Link
I got so excited yesterday. I saw 5 orange butterflies around the swamp area on my favorite gravel (dirt) road. I thought they were Monarchs, and I took a bunch of pics. Instead, they were Viceroys. As noted in the picture below, Viceroys are smaller, and have a slightly different wing pattern especially on the upper wing tips.
Here's a picture I pulled off Google Images showing the differences between a Monarch, Viceroy, and Queen.