The Viceroy may be confused with Monarch, but it is smaller.
And it has a heavy black band across the hind-wing.
No such band exists on Monarchs.
It is seen in the United States east of California.
2 1/2" to 3"
red spotted purple
Red Spotted Purple Butterfly
This beautiful butterfly is seen in much of the eastern United States.
It mimics the Pipevine Swallowtail which is toxic to birds. But it is has no swallowtail.
3" to 3 3/8"
question mark butterfly
Question Mark Butterfly
The Question Mark Butterfly gets it's name from a question mark on the underside of it's hind-wing.
It is seen from southern Canada and in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, excluding Florida.
2 3/8" to 2 5/8"