Viceroy Butterfly
Curved black line on hind
wing, parallel to outer
margin, is a distinguishing
characteristic of the
Viceroy butterfly.
Viceroy glides with wings
held horizontally, whereas
the Monarch keeps its
wings at an angle.
Adult Viceroy coloration
mimics the appearance of
the toxic Monarch
butterfly, which provides
the Viceroy some
protection f...
Comparison of monarch and viceroy butterflies
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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 (or monarch).

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Viceroy Butterfly

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

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