Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)

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DISTRIBUTION in North Carolina: Statewide, from the coast to the mountains, but scattered gaps in county distribution in the Piedmont and mountains; presumed, however, to occur in all NC counties.
ABUNDANCE in North Carolina: Fairly common to locally common in the lower Coastal Plain; locally fairly common in the upper Coastal Plain and eastern Piedmont. However, uncommon in the mountains and the western 2/3rds of the Piedmont.
FLIGHT PERIOD in North Carolina: Probably three broods, generally occurring from late April to early November. Rather scarce before mid-June, as the first brood is a small one. The second brood begins downstate in mid-June and in the mountains in early July, but the third brood overlaps broadly with the second.
Distribution, abundance, flight period, and map information provided by Notes on the Butterflies of North Carolina.
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus) 07/17/06 · Watauga County, NC
Viceroy (Limenitis archippus) 05/28/06 · Alleghany County, NC