Butterflies and Moths of North America

collecting and sharing data about Lepidoptera

  Sighting 1254645

Red-spotted Purple or White Admiral
Limenitis arthemis

Observation date: June 18, 2020
Date notes: Saw again June 19th, 2020 at 7:30pm
Submitted by: Gardenz R Us
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Not a good flyer, saw in our yard yesterday and again today, picture is from yesterday. It was on the ground yesterday so we moved it to a white blooming bush in our garden. Today it was on some day lily leaves next to the bush we set it on yesterday, still not really flying well. It rained all day today and had just let up before we took more pictures and a video today. She even climbed up my shirt and over my face today! Super fun to see and experience!!
Status: Resident
Verified by: Eric Wood
Verified date: December 09, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Iowa, Linn County