Aug 262012
 
Queen - Similar

These pictures of a Queen butterfly were provided to us by David Mimlitch. David photographed this butterfly at Trammell Crow Park in Dallas, Texas. Queen butterflies are interesting because they are colored in a way that mimics the pattern on both Viceroys and Monarch Butterflies. Viceroys and Monarch Butterflies are probably the most well known

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Aug 262012
 
Viceroy - Mimicry

David Mimlitch has provided us with these pictures of a Viceroy butterfly. Viceroys are well known mimics of the Monarch Butterfly. The two butterfly species appear very similar in coloration and in pattern. For years it was thought that the Viceroy was benefiting from predator aversion to the bitter tasting Monarch Butterfly. This type of

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