Brushfoots: Viceroy
Limenitis archippus

Viceroy Sightings
Size: Wingspan ranges from 2.5" - 3.38"
Habitat: Shrubby marshes, riversides, meadows
Occurrence Level: Common
Flight Period: Late May to mid-September
Larval Host Plant: Willow, poplar

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Howard County, MD. September 27, 2012

Ventral view. The hindwing has a black postmedian band.

Garrett County, MD. June 15, 2013

Dorsal view. The black postmedian band on the hindwing easily distinguishes it from the Monarch butterfly.

Howard County, MD. July 26, 2012

Dorchester County, MD. October 14, 2012

A worn but very large Viceroy.