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

Figure 9. The 4th instar larva of the viceroy, Limenitis archippus floridensis Strecker, resembles a twig (left) or a bird dropping (right) depending on its position on the plant. (Natural Area Training Laboratory, University of Florida.)

Credit: Andrei Sourakov, Florida Museum of Natural History