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    • Limenitis arthemis astyanax
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    • Red-spotted Purple

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Red-spotted purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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tnewman

Date

May 28, 2015

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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maractwin

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May 28, 2015 01:06 PM EDT

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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joseph6

Date

July 9, 2014

Description

I spotted the chrysalis on a weed stem during a hike at Fuller Farm.

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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eeadelong

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May 26, 2015 01:12 PM EDT

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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treichard

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May 25, 2015 02:09 PM EDT

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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treichard

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May 24, 2015 12:15 PM EDT

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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cheryl5

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May 22, 2015 06:41 PM EDT

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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butterflies4fun

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May 21, 2015

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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smckenna

Date

June 19, 2014 07:31 PM GST

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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greglasley

Date

April 30, 2015

Description

Uncommon to rare in Big Bend

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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lscknwrbiota

Date

May 1, 2015 11:40 AM EDT

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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robberfly

Date

April 30, 2015

Description

A glorious lifer - one of many on this walk...

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Description from Wikipedia

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.

No range data available.