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Viceroy Butterfly

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By Diohio


Viceroy Butterfly (Eupatorium perfoliatum)

The Viceroy butterfly is known as the Monarch mimic. Monarchs are distasteful to birds and the Viceroy has evolved to mimic as a means of survival. Their major host plant is willow, especially small shrubby types. The Viceroy in the pic was a yard FIRST for me on Sept. 16, 2006, and I haven't seen another one since. He's shown nectaring on a wild Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) that came up in my yard.



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All these magnificent butterflies, they are fab!! I am soooooo envious~

19 Mar, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Another cracking photo, Di.

19 Mar, 2008

 

Another great butterfly photo from you

17 Apr, 2008



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