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Viceroy BF - Limenitis archippus

Viceroy BF - Limenitis archippus
Skull Valley, AZ, USA (WSW of Prescott 10 miles), Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
Feeding on Yellow peach along with Green June bugs.

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Different
It looks like to color pattern on these viceroys look to almost mimic the Queen. The only viceroy I've seen closely resemble the monarch. Different ssp.?

 
Yes, Good Eye
Viceroy subspecies archippus mimics the Monarch. Viceroy subspecies obsoleta mimics the Queen (spp. strigosus in Bob's area) which like the Monarch is poisonous. (I have not read that the Viceroy mimics the Soldier but their ranges can overlap and the Soldier also eats milkweeds which probably makes them poisonous as well.)

 
Subspecies
Thanks for your input David.

 
Thanks
I always love to watch Viceroys, I guess I never really paid any attention to the subspecies....

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