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Lorquin's Admiral

Limenitis lorquini


The Lorquin's Admiral has brown-black wings, each with a row of white spots across it. Forewings have orange tips. Wingspan: 47 to 71 mm; females are generally larger than males.


The Lorquin's Admiral can mostly be found across the Upper Sonoran to the Canadian Zone, east to western Montana and Idaho. Known areas include southern British Columbia (including Vancouver Island, north of Emerald Lake), and Cypress Hills in southwestern Saskatchewan as well as southwestern Alberta.The butterfly resides mostly in forest edges, mountain canyons, parks, streamsides, fencerows, orchards, and groves of cottonwood and poplar. Usually the butterflies feed on California buckeye, yerba santa, privet, bird droppings, and dung.

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Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jul 8, 2012
Submitted on Dec 16, 2012

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