“Limenitis arthemis astyanax” by rhoing

“Limenitis arthemis astyanax”

Sure, right? From http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/bfly/red-spotted_purple.htm » “The red-spotted purple, Limenitis arthemis astyanax (Fabricius), is a beautiful forest butterfly that is also commonly seen in wooded suburban areas. It is considered to be a Batesian mimic of the poisonous pipe vine swallowtail, Battus philenor (Linnaeus), with which it is sympatric” (overlapping in distribution).

Species pages—
» BAMONA, https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Limenitis-arthemis-astyanax
» BugGuide, https://bugguide.net/node/view/38193

Only four months behind in posting…

[ IMG_4471S100x75tm :: 208mm ]
Quite pearlescent!
January 31st, 2019  
Beautiful colors.
January 31st, 2019  
Like the depth of field..makes it very 3D.
January 31st, 2019  
@houser934 Thank you, Kathryn! And thanks for the FAV!
February 4th, 2019  
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