Red Cedar State Trail, Irvington, WI
Limenitis arthemis astyanax. Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, VA 01 September 2012
Limenitis arthemis astyanax.
Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington, DC
13 July 2013
probably morning; after walking around Thunder Rocks, before walking up a stream into an old-growth forest on east side of ASP 1; slides from roll 1790 not scanned yet
I saw a butterfly and took a picture of it
The White Admiral or Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis) is a polytypic species of North American brush-footed butterfly, common throughout much of the eastern United States. L. a. astyanax has red spots on its underside and the top of the wings are notable for their iridescent blue markings. L. a. arthemis on the other hand has a large white band traversing both the forewings and hindwings.