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White Admiral

Limenitis arthemis arthemis




1 species ID suggestions

3 Comments

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

Glad I could help!

MattRittenhouse
MattRittenhouse 6 years ago

Great! Thank you. I will go with that identification. The difference is obvious now that I see it. He/she was very pretty but very active, this was the best picture I got after trying for some time. I spotted her on a short hike in the White Mountains. I can't remember if I have ever seen another.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 6 years ago

This butterfly is actually a mimic of a Swallowtail. If you look closely at the markings, you can see that the large white stripes on the wings are different than a Black Swallowtail.
See here the wings on the Black Swallowtail: http://bugguide.net/node/view/236162
Your spotting is a White Admiral. It's possible that your beautiful butterfly is a Northeastern segregate of the White Admiral but I can't really tell, here is the link:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/302223

I would love to see one of these in person!

New Hampshire, USA

Lat: 44.30, Long: -71.54

Spotted on Aug 5, 2012
Submitted on Aug 9, 2012

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