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|We have a number of these in our yard during the summer. This guy was sitting on a rise in the garden.|
Species: L. arthemis
Limenitis arthemis is a polytypic species of North American brush-footed butterfly, common throughout much of the eastern United States. L. a. astyanax has red spots on its underwing and the top of the wings are notable for their iridescent blue markings. L. a. arthemis on the other hand has a large white band traversing both the fore and hindwings.
* Limenitis arthemis arthemis - (American) White Admiral (see also Limenitis camilla).
* Limenitis arthemis rubrofasciata - Western (American) White Admiral, characterised by the absence of blue spots on its inferior wings.
* Limenitis arthemis astyanax and Limenitis arthemis arizonensis - Red-spotted Purple or Red-spotted Admiral, both characterised by the absence of white bands on their wings.
The White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis) is, since a poll in October 1998, the (unofficial) insect emblem of the province of Québec, Canada. (See Quebec symbols and emblems for further details). It is the only sub-species of Limenitis arthemis present in Quebec.
The Red-spotted Purple is a mimic of the poisonous Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) and is typically found in open woodlands and along forest edges.
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- [2009-02-09 6:12]
I love this picture! I'm not a specialist of butterfly pictures, but yours is exquisite! The colours and the subtle lighting make it to be an outstanding one. I especially like the effect of the two lightspots on the wingtips very much. The wild rose is a fine and delicate support for this beauty.
very nice composition
great sharpness and great colours
Nice picture with great sharpness,good DOF.
- [2009-02-09 10:59]
interesante encuadre y detalles...
- [2009-02-09 14:53]
beautiful colors, great details captured!
- [2009-02-09 19:39]
Lovely photo BOB,
Your really making me long for spring now!! Very sharp and colorful image composed nicely!! Wonderful work!!!