Thursday, July 3, 2014

Admirals: White and Red.

 One of two Lymphlidae admirals here in Downeast Maine, above is the White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis), also called a Red-spotted Purple.

 Here is a ventral view.  This specimen was seen in Acadia National Park, along the Witch Hole Carriage Road.

 The other admiral is the Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta).  Here photographed on Pond Island Preserve.

 Globally secure and found in many habitats from the tundra to the subtropics....this specimen was on the beach just above the wrack line!

The Maine Department of Fisheries and Wildlife lists 114 species of butterflies....let's see how many I can photograph this summer.

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