While looking through my photo archives in search of 'V' I was surprised to realize I had forgotten about the various V's I have in my Butterfly and Moth collection showing a variety of colourful patterns and designs.
My first two V's have part of their name in common, that being Variegated. The butterfly in the top photo above is a Variegated Fritillary and the one below it is of a Variegated Orange Moth.
The Viceroy's orange colour is uniform throughout and this species is sometimes confused with the Monarch. However, the Viceroy has a black band horizontally (or diagionally) across each of its hind wings and the Monarch does not have these black bands.
These last two V's are both moths and have very similar sounding names and are both Tiger Moths but definitely are quite different in their appearance. The white moth above is a Virginia Tiger Moth, while the one below it is that of a Virgin Tiger Moth.
My appreciation and thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place for hosting ABC Wednesday.