- The Viceroy mimics the coloration of the Monarch. The body of L. archippus is black and its wings are orange. All four wings have black venous patterns, along with a band of black coloration at the edges of each wing. Located laterally on all four wings are spots of white. On the two upper wings, there are additional white spots at the tips of each (Klots, 1979, 114).
- The Viceroy is smaller than the Monarch, being 2.6-2.8 inches in width (Klots, 1979, 114), and 2.6-3.2 inches in height.
- The caterpillar feeds on various species of Willows, Poplar, and Aspen trees (Klots, 1979, 114).
- Geographic Range:
- The Viceroy ranges from Central Canada, south through Florida, Texas, and into Mexico (Klots, 1979, 114).
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