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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Red-Spotted Purple (Basilarchia arthemis astyanax)


  • BND: Red-spotted Purple; Basilarchia arthemis astyanax (Fabricius, 1775)
  • BNA: 'Astyanax' Red-spotted Purple; Limenitis arthemis astyanax
  • NDC: BAAS
  • Habitat: Woodland margins in far southeast; likes rotting fruit, sap, carrion
  • Larval food: Mostly Prunus, but also Populus,Crataegus, Amelanchier
  • Adult flight: Double-brooded in most of range, but apparently only one brood in southeastern ND, late June through July; intergrade "Hybrid Admirals," with varying degrees of white banding, are evident in ND populations
  • References: Royer 155, Opler & Krizek 166, Scott 260
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