Subject: Limenitis arthemis astyanax showing both upper and lower wing colors
Location: Sandwich, MA
July 27, 2012 9:00 am
Hi Bugman,
I looked through your butterfly files and didn’t see a photo showing both the upper and lower wing colors of this beautiful butterfly. I took this one yesterday and a ’bug friend’ identified it for me.
I hope you can use the photo. It’s not the best photo but I think it will help readers with identification.
Signature: Hikingmom

Red Spotted Purple

Hi Roberta,
Thank you for sending us your photo.  It is quite a feat getting a photograph that shows both the upper and lower wing patterns of a butterfly.  We do have several postings in our archives where the lucky photographer was fortunate enough to get photos of the Red Spotted Purple showing both the open winged and folded winged positions.

Location: Massachusetts

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