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Viceroys (Limenitis archippus)
This butterfly looks even more like the Monarch than the Queen, but it's in the Admirals (Limenitidinae) sub-family. Unlike the Monarch, it's seen regularly through the summer here in North Carolina.
|Durham, 10/21/03. Looks a lot like the Monarch, but the Viceroy (Limenitis archippus) has black transverse stripes on its hind wings.||Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Chapel Hill, NC, 10/16/04. The telltale black transverse stripes are there on the other side, too.||Durham, 6/27/05. Found at edge of pond.||Durham, 10/21/03.||Durham, 7/16/05. Found at edge of swamp opening and closing its wings.||Mason Farm Biological Reserve, 8/24/05. Taken by Karl Gottschalk.||Durham, NC, 9/14/05.|
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