Viceroy or Red-spotted Purple chrysalis?
I grow three species of willow: Salix caroliniana, Salix babylonica and Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'. I find these chrysalises on them frequently. Can't decide if they belong to a Viceroy or a Red-spotted Purple. Which species do you think it is, and why?
To make this interesting, both species have been recorded on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where I live. Thanks for your input.
Here is a link that might be useful: Viceroy or Red-spotted Purple?