'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple [Filler #21] by rhoing

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple [Filler #21]

[A filler from a couple weeks ago.]
Travel day; shot no frames. Just a 500+ mile drive along I-57, I-70, I-75. :-P

From BugGuide, http://bugguide.net/node/view/38193#id » “Identification
“Hard to confuse with any other species. Black-brown with metallic bluish coloring on both sides (may appear purplish or greenish); with orange spots on lower hind wing, and with pale bluish to white markings near outer margins of wings.

“Red-Spotted Purple mimics the Pipevine Swallowtail, but its hind wings lack the tails and Pipevine lacks spots at wing base. Other Pipevine Swallowtails may look somewhat similar, but only superficially, and all are easy to tell apart.”

Species pages:
• BAMONA, http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Limenitis-arthemis
• BugGuide, http://bugguide.net/node/view/38193

1 year ago (“Screwed”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2015-09-08
2 years ago (“Gray Hairstreak”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2014-09-08
3 years ago (“Red-spotted Purple”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2013-09-08
4 years ago (“Gray Hairstreak, posing”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2012-09-08
5 years ago (“Concrete Camouflage”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-09-08

[ IMG_2304S8x8Utm :: f/9 :: 1/800" :: ISO-400 :: 250mm ]
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