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red-spotted purple, red-spotted admiral

Limenitis arthemis astyanax

Description:

Polytypic species of brush-footed butterfly, common throughout much of the eastern US. In this case the subspecies has reddish spots underneath, the top of the wings have iridescent blue markings, and it lacks a large white band on forewings and hindwings.

Habitat:

Just out of the woods along the path at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Kansas.

Notes:

Map marker is just an approximation.

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Scott Frazier
Spotted by
Scott Frazier

Kansas, USA

Spotted on Jul 11, 2014
Submitted on Feb 14, 2015

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