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This species is a North American member of the Nymphalidae family, otherwise known as the "brush-footed" butterflies.
This specimen was observed at the top of a narrow limestone/dolomite canyon in the forested Grand Gulf State Park near Thayer, Missouri.
The butterfly is seen here attracted to the sweat on my walking stick which I am holding horizontally as I photograph it. http://www.exploretheozarksonline.com/ac...
Spotted on Jul 23, 2016
Submitted on Jul 25, 2016