Red Spotted Purple
Red-spotted Purple. I first saw the butterfly in my garage sitting on a rug.
Another pretty awful photo, but I snapped it with the old Motorola Razr phone before the butterfly left. It was sipping on some overripe pears I had left in a little bucket outside.
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.