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Red-Spotted Purple

Lementis arthemis


Wingspan 3 1/8 - 3 3/8" (80-85 mm). Wings above are black overlaid with metallic blue, spots of white or light blue striping the outer edges (more prominent on the hind wings) red/orange spots may or may not be visible on upper front wings. Wings below have more prominent red/orange spots.


Spotted on Gap South Trail in Troy, New Hampshire, United States. A wooded area with a lot of ferns & wetlands. Approx. 1300' above sea level.


Spotted on Gap South Trail in Troy, New Hampshire, United States. Approx 1300' above sea level.

1 Species ID Suggestions

mdwildlife 13 years ago
Red-Spotted Purple
Limenitis arthemis Limenitis arthemis

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1 Comment

Steffi 13 years ago

Beautiful!! I think it really looks like a white admiral (red spotted purple), as you said... just look at the markings on the underside of the wings.

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Troy, New Hampshire, USA

Spotted on Jun 7, 2011
Submitted on Jun 8, 2011

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