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Viceroy Butterfly
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Viceroy Butterfly

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The Viceroy butterfly closely mimics the Monarch butterfly in appearance, but is non-toxic. The word "viceroy" derives from the Latin vice-, meaning "in the place of" and the French roi meaning king …

The Viceroy butterfly closely mimics the Monarch butterfly in appearance, but is non-toxic. The word "viceroy" derives from the Latin vice-, meaning "in the place of" and the French roi meaning king (or monarch).

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  • 1. Viceroy Butterfly
  • 2. Curved black line on hind wing, parallel to outer margin, is a distinguishing characteristic of the Viceroy butterfly.
  • 3. Viceroy glides with wings held horizontally, whereas the Monarch keeps its wings at an angle.
  • 4. Adult Viceroy coloration mimics the appearance of the toxic Monarch butterfly, which provides the Viceroy some protection from birds.
  • 5. Comparison of monarch and viceroy butterflies

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