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.


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