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|Species: Limenitis arthemis astyanax|
Red-spotted purple butterflies have a 2-4" wingspan. They are black in color with blue edges on their wings, with orange and white spots on the tips.
Habitat & Range
They are found in forests throughout the Eastern and central United States.
The adults feed on sap, carrion, rotting fruit, and some viburnum flowers.
The caterpillars will overwinter by creating a hibernacula, or place to hibernate, for themselves out of leaves.
Featured image by James Dake