In one corner, wearing its orange and black, the reigning champion, the Monarch Butterfly! And in the other corner, the spunky up-and-comer wearing a strikingly similar ensemble, the Viceroy Butterfly!
Florida Viceroy (Limenitis archippus floridensis)
Mimics Monarchs ineffort to reduce predation
The Viceroy’s claim to fame is its uncanny resemblance to the Monarch butterfly, which shares similar orange and black color patterns.