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Monarch mimic other than viceroy

  1. Aug 31, 2015 #1
    I once saw a butterfly that looked a lot like a monarch. It had orange wings with a black edge and white spots on the edge. It also had 1 black spot in the middle of each wing.

    So I knew it wasn't a monarch or a viceroy. Could I have discovered a new species of butterfly that mimics a monarch?
     
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  4. Aug 31, 2015 #3
    No. It didn't have the scent gland spots of the monarch or the stripe of the viceroy. The spots were more like eyespots other than being solid colored.
     
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