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Red-Spotted Purple

Limenitis arthemis astyanax

Description:

Wingspan 3-3/8'' (76-86mm) These pipevine swallowtail mimics fly during spring and summer in moist, open habitats, such as meadows, forest edges, woodlands, canyons, and along rivers. There are up to 3 generations a year.

Habitat:

I found this Red-Spotted Purple walking down a hill.

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3 Comments

AdamBrown
AdamBrown 9 years ago

nice spotting Kali! looks like you had a busy day with all those photos!

kalibug
kalibug 9 years ago

Thank you! I think your right.

Bullinger
Bullinger 9 years ago

I'm thinking this is a Red-spotted Purple or some sort of Admiral. Note the lack of swallowtails.

kalibug
Spotted by
kalibug

Missouri, USA

Spotted on May 8, 2012
Submitted on May 8, 2012

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