Red-spotted Purple

Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis) is one of the more "cooperative" butterflies when it comes to getting close for a good look or a photo. With some things, using a flash up close washes out the color. With this, it helped bring out the blue iridescence. This species makes a harmless and tasty meal for any bird brave enough to eat one, but many get passed up because they resemble the toxic Pipevine Swallowtail.

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