© 2018-19 by Neil Henning Björklund

Warehouse Beach Rec Area, Umatilla Co, August 24

Viceroy

Limenitis archippus

Size: Up to 3.25 inch wingspan

Key ID features:  At first glance looks like small Monarch.  Bright orange above with black veins, bold black margins with single row of submarginal white spots, curving black line through HW.  Below, lighter orange with black veins and borders, black line through HW more bold.

Similar species: Monarch is notably larger and lacks black line through middle of HW, has double row of white spots in black marginal band above.  

Host plant: Willow (Salix) species.

Habitat: Near water and willows. 

Range: Found in Columbia River and Snake River drainages.

Season: Early April to late September.

Abundance: Uncommon 

 

Conservation Status: Secure