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Black Butterfly With Blue Spots - Limenitis arthemis

Black Butterfly With Blue Spots - Limenitis arthemis
Beach Park, Lake County, Illinois, USA
August 20, 2011
Looks similar to a black swallowtail, but doesn't have the characteristic "tails" on the rear wings. (Not sure if that's a normal variation, or something that may break off on an older insect.)

Photo taken at Illinois State Beach Park (North).

Markings on underside of wing are more orange than blue.

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Black Butterfly With Blue Spots - Limenitis arthemis Black Butterfly With Blue Spots - Limenitis arthemis

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Red Spotted Purple?

 
agree
looks right

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