from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A butterfly, Danaus archippus: the technical specific name used as an English word.
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In general it may be said that mimetic butterflies are comparatively rare species, but there are exceptions, for instance _Limenitis archippus_ in North America, of which the immune model (_Danaida plexippus_) also occurs in enormous numbers.
In North America, the large and handsome red and black butterfly Danais erippus is very common; and the same country is inhabited by Limenitis archippus, which closely resembles the Danais, while it differs entirely from every species of its own genus.
In North America, the large and handsome Danais archippus, with rich reddish-brown wings, is very common; and it is closely imitated by
Limenitis misippus mimics Danais archippus, 248 ursula mimics Papilio philenor, 248
Scudder, Mr. S.H., on inedibility of Danais archippus, 238 on fossil insects, 403
| [[Viceroy butterfly]] ( '' [[Limenitis archippus]] '')
Yet he has never found any evidence that such parasites attack either the egg or the larva of the inedible Danais archippus, so that in this case the insect is distasteful to its most dangerous foes in all the stages of its existence, a fact which serves to explain its great abundance and its extension over almost the whole world. [