Viceroy Butterfly – 6/22/20

Observer: Zahava Friedman

Observation Date: 6/22/20

Observation Time: 10:40 a.m.

Observation Location: near Gavins Pond

Common Name: Viceroy butterfly

Scientific Name: Limenitis archippus

Comments: Viceroys are smaller than the famous migrating monarchs, and the black markings are different. Note the curved black line on the hind wings. Monarchs do not have this line.

Viceroys are brush-footed butterflies, which have tiny, hairy forelegs that look more like brushes than feet and are not used for walking.

More Information: NatureWorks