The Viceroy Butterfly

October 15, 2018
The Viceroy butterfly is a mimic. The coloring and pattern of the monarch and viceroy wings are nearly identical. However the viceroy butterfly is smaller than the monarch. The viceroy butterfly benefits from the monarch’s bad reputation, but some viceroys are bad-tasting as well.
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