Red Spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astya

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Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly
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Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)

Family: Brush-footed Butterfly (Nymphalidae)

Subfamily: Admiral and Relative (Limenitidinae)

Average Wingspan: 2 1/4" - 4"

Habitat: Wooded areas, forests

Similar To: Pipevine Swallowtail

Plants That Attract This Butterfly

* May not be available for purchase at your local nursery.

Note: Always check a plant's Hardiness Zone to make sure it will grow in your area. (What Is My Hardiness Zone?)

Where To Buy Plants

Butterfly Flight Range Map

Red-spotted Purple Flight Range Map

Photo Credits:
Open wing - Fred Miller
Closed wing - Fred Miller

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