Viceroy (LEP118) Limenitis archippus


     The Viceroy looks very much like the Monarch, although it is not closely related.  This mimicry gives it protection from birds that have learned to avoid the distasteful Monarchs.  Its deep orange color, black veins and borders, and white dots are like those of the Monarch.  But it also has a black line around the hindwing past the middle.  Viceroys occur around willows, especially along watercourses.  The banded admirals are close relatives.