Limenitis arthemis astyanax FEMALE, Red-Spotted Purple Female

Item #:
Nym575F
Origin:
Polk County, Florida
Sex:
F
AKA:
Red-Spotted Purple Female
Quality:
A1
Size mm:
60
Price:
$7.95

Females are larger than males.  The female is shown below the male.  FYI   The Red-Spotted Purple and the White Admiral are actually known to be the same species.  Isn't that confusing!??   So it makes sense these two distinctly different-looking butterflies have to have different subspecies names.  Hense, the Red-Spotted Purple is Limenitis arthemis astyanax, while the White Admiral is Limenities arthemis arthemis.  Ahhhhh, but wait because we are not out of the confusing woods yet - some of the hybrids have names too.  Any hybrid (intermediate form) between the two parent types is simply Limenitis arthemis 'hybrid'.    The one you see most often is a hybrid with a full white band called a Banded Purple.  Its scientific name is Limenitis arthemis f. proserpina.    * Info courtesy of Dr. James Maudsley of Georgia

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