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Limenitis archippus (Viceroy)
Limenitis archippus, also called Viceroy is a simple . The first description was in 1775 by Cramer. With a wingspan of 7.5 – 8.5 cm the Viceroy is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is brown with some white spots and the veins are black. The Viceroy is a good example of Batesian mimicry, because its mimics the Monarch (Danaus plexippus).
Limenitis astyanax (Red-spotted Purple)
Limenitis astyanax , also called Red-spotted Purple is a . The first description was in 1775 by Fabricius. With a wingspan of 7.5 – 8.5 cm the Red-spotted Purple is a small member of the family NYMPHALIDAE. The butterfly is dark brown with some red spots on upside.
The following genera are members of the family Nymphalidae (brush-footed butterflies) and they are represented on this homepage.