Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 2:33 PM
Hey Dan !
Back in August this creature was fluttering around, landing on
leafs, seemingly looking for a place to deposit eggs ?
Appeared more iridescent than show in the photo. Are you familiar with it?
(Just north of Atlanta)
Your butterfly is a Red Spotted Purple, Limenitis arthemis. There are several subspecies of this lovely butterfly, including the White Admiral.