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Monarch Imposters
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Posted By: ToddK, 09-25-2021, 07:11 AM

I didn't realize until I looked it up that these butterflies are not Monarchs, but Viceroys. The intermediate black bands on the hindwings gives it away.

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09-25-2021, 07:17 AM   #2
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They are very pretty imposters. I've been tricked by these also. Nice detailed shots. Still waiting and hoping the Monarchs migrate through here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MikeNArk Quote
They are very pretty imposters. I've been tricked by these also. Nice detailed shots. Still waiting and hoping the Monarchs migrate through here.
Tnanks Mike! I have seen quite a few Monarchs the past few weeks, so they may still show up in your area.
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Very colourful Butterflies expertly captured

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Terrific shots Todd. Good to hear you're seeing Monarchs. There were a few sightings here in Oregon this year but not enough. Fingers crossed for next year.
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Great shot, Todd. All my life, I've placed butterflies into two classes: Monarchs and Not Monarchs. Now, I've got to remember a third class.

Seriously, very nice work.

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