August 10, 2014

Red-spotted purple.

This red-spotted purple was hanging around our packing area.
It kept its distance but allowed me to get close enough to get a few photos.

They are a fairly common butterfly for us but we don’t see large numbers of them.

Limenitis arthemis

The Red-spotted Purple is a mimic of the poisonous Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) and is typically found in open woodlands and along forest edges.

This butterfly is often found taking nutrients from gravel roads, roadsides, or scat


dwaynejava said...

Really nice Ric! The canduan mint has a coin out right now featuring the red spotted purple.

dwaynejava said...

Canadian mint