Red-spotted Purple

Limenitis arthemis astyanax

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Limenitis arthemis, the white admiral or red-spotted purple, is part of the cosmopolitan genus Limenitis. It has been studied for its evolution of mimicry, and for the several stable hybrid wing patterns within this nominal species; it is one of the most dramatic examples of hybridization between non-mimetic and mimetic populations.

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