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White Admiral (Basilarchia arthemis arthemis)

  • BND: White Admiral; Basilarchia arthemis arthemis (Drury, 1773)
  • BNA: White Admiral; Limenitis arthemis arthemis
  • Habitat: Woodland margins, often at Monarda or Apocynum blooms, mud, carrion or dung
  • Larval food: Varied, mostly Populus; also Crataegus, Tilia, Amelanchier
  • Adult flight: One brood, late June through July
  • References: Royer 154, Layberry et al. 208, Opler & Krizek 166, Scott 260
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