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    • Limenitis arthemis astyanax
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    • Red-spotted Purple

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Recent observations

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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smwhite

Date

July 5, 2015 11:50 AM EDT

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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smwhite

Date

July 3, 2015 02:24 PM EDT

Description

Sugarcreek Reserve

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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wildcarrot

Date

July 2, 2015 09:30 AM CDT

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Square

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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June 13, 2015

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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countrygirlva

Date

June 30, 2015 04:34 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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greglasley

Date

June 29, 2015

Description

I got this one very quick shot of a worn swallowtail. It seems to have an interesting pattern of blue sub-marginal spots on the hind wings. I'm not sure what it is. Any ID help appreciated. This looks like the same species which is on the masthead of the eButterfly project on iNat, but not sure what it is.

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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ksmith

Date

June 6, 2015 08:37 AM CDT

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

Date

June 13, 2015

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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mchlfx

Date

June 25, 2015

Description

I have no guides on butterfly. Not being very successful searching the web.

Any help in ID appreciated.

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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cwwood

Date

June 25, 2015 12:09 PM EDT

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Square

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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treichard

Date

June 21, 2015 02:29 PM EDT

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Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis ssp. astyanax

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michael_morin

Date

June 23, 2015 03:30 PM CDT
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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.