Is the Red Spotted Purple the most beautiful butterfly in America??? Tip to searching What’s That Bug?

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Subject: Butterfly ID
Location: Maryland
July 2, 2012 12:29 pm
Hi: I hope someone there knows the species of this lovely butterfly. (Sorry I was not able to get a decent open-wing shot.) Thanks for your help.
Signature: Barbara Thurlow

Red Spotted Purple

Dear Barbara,
We are ready to go public that we here at What’s That Bug? believe that the Red Spotted Purple is the most beautiful butterfly in America.  Your photograph is lovely and you have no reason to apologize for presenting it publicly on our forum. 

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