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Lorquin's Admiral

Limenitis lorquini

Description:

This butterfly is found throughout western North America, from British Columbia down to California. It hosts on a variety of poplars and cherries. The coloration of this butterfly is meant to mimic that of the California sister, a somewhat related nymphalid which is unpalatable to most predators.

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3 Comments

StirredMocha
StirredMocha 5 years ago

Thanks Luis! This is one of my favorite butterflies near where I live :)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Nice find!

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

I saw one of these too but it's wings were damaged.

StirredMocha
Spotted by
StirredMocha

Palo Alto, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 22, 2014
Submitted on Aug 23, 2014

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