Red-spotted Purple butterfly

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A Red-spotted Purple butterfly (Limenitis arthemis astyanax) spotted during a photowalk through Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. The Red-spotted Purple is a blackish-blue butterfly with iridescent blue markings on the upper side of its wings (as shown in Photo 1 of 2), and red spots on the underside of its wings (as shown in Photo 2 of 2). This individual was spotted along the edge of a large forested area, drinking water from a parking lot puddle.

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