Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1266974

'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple
Limenitis arthemis astyanax

Observation date: August 08, 2020
Date notes: I also observed the butterfly the previous two days.
Submitted by: Morgan Brown
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This butterfly has been visiting the barren dirt of my driveway for three days. It is very active and walks along the ground often. One of it's wings appears damaged.
Status: Nonresident
Verified by: Dennis Forsythe
Verified date: August 09, 2020
Coordinator notes: None.