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EENY 458: Viceroy butterfly Limenitis archippus (Cramer) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Limenitidinae)

Figure 8. The 3rd instar larva of the viceroy, Limenitis archippus floridensis Strecker, starts feeding on fresh willow leaves in early spring following four months of hibernation. This specimen appears greatly desiccated. (Natural Area Training Laboratory, University of Florida.)

Credit: Andrei Sourakov, Florida Museum of Natural History