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Red_Spotted_Purple_Brush-Foot_2  Limenitis arthemis,White Admiral or Red-spotted Purple Click/tap to enlarge


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''Limenitis arthemis,'' the red-spotted purple or white admiral, is a North American butterfly species in 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.

''L. arthemis'' can be split into two major groups, mainly based on one physical characteristic: the presence of a white.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Sep 15, 2014. Captured Aug 20, 2014 22:43.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T3
  • f/2.8
  • 1/256s
  • ISO125
  • 200mm