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Red-spotted Purple butterfly

Limenitis arthemis astyanax


Blackish-blue butterfly with iridescent blue markings on the upper side of its wings (as shown in Photo 1 of 2), and red spots on the underside of its wings (as shown in Photo 2 of 2).


Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, a wetland area located near the Nation's Capital. Related Resource:


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matthewryanre 12 years ago

Gorgeous shot.

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Belle Haven, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Apr 21, 2012
Submitted on May 8, 2012

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