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If the orange butterfly was a viceroy, Limenitis archippus, most biologists would have answered yes.
New research indicates, however, that the viceroy has successfully deceived scientists, not birds.
Platt of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County in Catonsville, is that the viceroy evolved from a group of tasty admiral butterflies.
Viceroy caterpillars, in contrast, feed on nontoxic willows, and this suggests that viceroy butterlies somehow manufacture their own chemical defense, Vane-Wright says.
For example, Ritland and Brower's results suggest that the viceroy may actually be a "Mullerian" mimic of the monarch.
He speculates that the viceroy butterfly's own chemical defense evolve because birds learned that not all orange-colored butterflies would cause them to vomit.
Because all of the viceroy's ancestors are dark-colored, many biologists suspect the viceroy spent most of its evolutionary history evolving as a mimic of the monarch, Ritland says.
Viceroy Southeast, with corporate offices in Raleigh, distributes Viceroy Homes in the United States, and exclusively in 20 eastern states from Pennsylvania to Florida, and west to the Mississippi.
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Viceroy is one of four hospitality endeavors by the Kor Hotel Group and kwid (Kelly Wearstler Interior Design), the creative forces behind Avalon Hotel and Maison 140 in Beverly Hills and Viceroy Palm Springs.
For additional information about Viceroy, please contact: Victoria King Public Relations, Inc.
Viceroy also features several conference areas including the Bristol Room, a 1300 square foot hall suitable for catered private dining and film screenings, two lap pools, private poolside cabanas and a fitness center.