Nature: Butterflies and Moths

Tropical Queen 热带蝴蝶皇后 (Family Nymphalidae, Brush-footed Butterfly)

Here is a butterfly that seems to have been brought to America by the white man with the slave trade, for it was soon after the slaving ships came from Africa that this wonderful wanderer of the Old World tropics appeared. Its other name is the “Mimic” because it has achieved its great success by mimicking or copying the appearance of a poisonous butterfly of the Old World, Danaus chrysippurs, which looks very much like our own Monarch. So in America also its life must often be saved because it looks a bit like the poisonous Monarch.

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