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Red-spotted purple butterfly

Basilarchia astyanax


This butterfly is blue to blue-green. Has brick-red spots along border and wing base. This is a male. Females lack red spotting. It measures 3-3 and 3/8" (76-86 mm).


This butterfly was spotted in a field near a shopping center in West Virginia. Open woodlands, forest edges, nearby meadows, watercourses, shorelines, and roads and paths.

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2 Comments 9 years ago


Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

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West Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 12, 2013
Submitted on Nov 5, 2013

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