Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1130220

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple
Limenitis arthemis astyanax

Observation date: July 28, 2017
Submitted by: acchace
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This is the first time I've seen this type of butterfly in my garden. I watched it at one of my hummingbird feeders for 5 minutes then it flew to a nearby maple tree. It came back to the feeder at approximately the same time the following evening.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Eric Wood
Verified date: December 10, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Iowa, Woodbury County