Large sized butterfly (wingspan of 62–75 mm). "The upper side of the butterfly is colored in a very dark red, with a bright, yellowish border around the wings. There is a darker band with bright blue spots between the border and the dark red inner side. Sexes are similar, although the females are slightly larger." - Wikipedia
Shovel handle in backyard garden. It's native to Eurasia and North America.
Lat: 33.14, Long: -117.05
Spotted on Jun 8, 2012
Submitted on Jun 9, 2012