Subject: Limenitis arthemis astyanax showing both upper and lower wing colors
Location: Sandwich, MA
July 27, 2012 9:00 am
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.
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.