Subject: Red Spotted Purple
Geographic location of the bug: Campbell, Ohio
Time: 11:03 AM EDT
Daniel has frequently stated that the Red Spotted Purple is one of the most beautiful North American butterflies, though this tattered individual will most likely not elicit many votes from anyone who has never seen a perfect example of this lovely butterfly. Though the image isn’t much to look at, Daniel wanted the documentation, and then the next day when he had no camera, he was lucky enough to observe an individual with more intense color and lacking wing damage because it had not been traumatized so much during its short life.