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Butterfly? Moth?
Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 2:33 PM
Hey Dan !
Merry Christmas.
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?
Thanks,
Ferd Hall
Lawrencevill,GA
(Just north of Atlanta)

Red Spotted Purple

Red Spotted Purple

Hi Ferd,
Your butterfly is a Red Spotted Purple, Limenitis arthemis.  There are several subspecies of this lovely butterfly, including the White Admiral.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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