Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1230056

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple
Limenitis arthemis astyanax

Observation date: August 29, 2019
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Seen on a white Butterfly Bush that was covered with at least 10-12 other butterflies (Viceroys, Question Marks, Wood Nymphs, and this butterfly). All busy nectaring, fairly oblivious to my close presence. Would feed on a blossom for a minute or so, then fly a short distance to another one, doing the same thing over and over. Size: Approx. 3.5" wingspan. Weather: 82 degrees, 72% humidity.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: August 30, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County