Red Spotted Purple Butterfly ... Limenitis Arthemis
Found in and near woods, parks and suburban neighborhoods. Adults frequently sit on trees and shrubs, slowly opening and closing their wings. Larvae feed on a the foliage of a wide variety of deciduous trees and shrubs, including willows, wild cherry, apple and crab apple. Although the spots are really orange and not red, and the color blue is more noticeable than the subtle violet hues, the red-spotted purple is a stunning sight, which evokes awe and appreciation in people.
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