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Red Spotted Purple

Limenitis arthemis

Description:

RED-SPOTTED PURPLE: Upperside is blue to blue-green with much iridescence on the outer part of the hindwing. Underside is dark brown. Forewing has 2 red-orange bars near the base of the leading edge; hindwing has 3 red-orange spots near the base and a submarginal row of red-orange spots. The two forms hybridize where their ranges overlap, creating various intermediate forms which may be found in or near the overlap zone.

Habitat:

The Red-Spotted Purple form is usually found further south than the White Admiral, in deciduous or mixed forests, moist uplands, valley bottoms, and coastal plains.

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LindsyCarranza
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LindsyCarranza

Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Spotted on May 31, 2011
Submitted on May 31, 2012

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