Red-spotted Purple: The highlight of my week

Posted on July 29, 2011

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The Red-spotted Purple,  (Limenitis arthemis), is a beautiful butterfly. This one spent a lot of time Thursday afternoon nibbling in the grass and dirt around the edge of my patio.

I’d poured some watermelon juice earlier in the day, so I guess it was lapping up the sugars. Or maybe not. Anyway, s/he sat nicely for pictures, wings slowly flapping.

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I wish I had a nicer camera for better closeups. Soon, I hope. All photos taken Thursday afternoon, July 28, 2011 by me.

For more information on the Red-spotted Purple Butterfly

Butterflies and Moths of North America web page

Wikipedia entry

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