Lack of butterflies

Liz Day lday at
Tue Jul 21 11:01:26 EDT 1998

> One last seems to me that the viceroy's coloration would become a
> liability when there are no monarchs around.  Wouldn't its bright color just
> attract attention from birds who haven't had the chance to learn how nasty
> monarchs taste?

Apparently many viceroys taste nasty too.  Formerly they were supposed to
be harmless but now I hear they are inedible just like the monarchs.

Liz Day   
LDAY at 
Indianapolis, Indiana, central USA - 40 N latitude, zone 5.

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