Subject: What species?
Location: Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, NY
May 24, 2012 9:23 pm
This photo was taken around 12:30 PM in a parking lot outside of a nature center in Baldwinsville, Onondaga County, NY. The nature center is located in Beaver Lake County Park. The park contains a calcareous fen, a small glacially-formed lake, old-growth deciduous forest, and second-growth deciduous forest. It was a sunny, warm day (about 80 degrees Fahrenheit).
Signature: Alex Novarro
This beautiful butterfly is a White Admiral, Limenitis arthemis arthemis, one of three subspecies. The other two are the Red Spotted Purple and the Western White Admiral. The three will interbreed and there are intermediate variations in coloration and markings. See BugGuide for additional information.