Soldier (Danaus eresimus)

This species is accidental in NC, known only from one record from Ft. Fisher. Very similar to Queens, which are rare migrants/colonizers in NC, any butterfly of this type found in the state should be scrutinized to determine its identity! Note that the white spots in the forewings (as viewed from above) do not occur as extensively in Soldiers, and note that the Soldier's underhindwing shows a faint curved median watermark. Soldiers natively breed farther south, in FL and TX.
Soldier (Danaus eresimus) Soldier (Danaus eresimus)
Soldier (Danaus eresimus)
Hidalgo Co., TX
13 Oct 2004
Soldier (Danaus eresimus)
National Butterfly Center, Hidalgo Co., TX
1 May 2018

Soldier (Danaus eresimus)
Cozumel Island, Quintana Roo, Mexico
14 Dec 2023

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