Saturday, June 11, 2016

Viceroy

In March, at the end of the road, on the Gulf of Mexico, at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, I took this photo of a pretty butterfly. It looks a lot like a Viceroy, but see my previous picture taken in Minnesota. Amazingly, where the Monarch Butterflies that Viceroys mimic are rare, like along the Gulf Coast, Viceroys are less orange and more tawny. Presumably these dark Viceroys are mimicking Queens rather than Monarchs (Brock and Kaufman).

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