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Lorquin's admiral

Limenitis lorquini

Description:

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

Habitat:

Spotted at Spencer Island Park near Everett, Wa. Nectaring on blackberry. 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. They are extremely territorial and will attack any intruders into their habitat, including large birds.

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3 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 2 years ago

Thanks DrNamgyalT.Sherpa and maplemoth.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 2 years ago

Berautiful!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

A very pretty butterfly....

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Everett, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 17, 2018
Submitted on Jun 22, 2018

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