17Jun

Monarch Butterfly

Upperside of male is bright orange with wide black borders and black veins; hindwing has a patch of scent scales.

Upperside of female is orange-brown with wide black borders and blurred black veins. Both sexes have white spots on borders and apex.

The Viceroy butterfly (Limenitis archippus) is a Mullerian mimic; it has similar coloration and is also distasteful.

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