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Butterfly ID Request - Limenitis arthemis

Butterfly ID Request - Limenitis arthemis
Schenectady County, New York, USA
June 21, 2015
Found this one in the woods this Sunday. Any info would be appreciated, thank you!

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Red Spotted Purple

Butterfly ID
This is a Mourning Cloak butterfly. They come out early in the spring and are quite lovely up close!

 
Not Mourning Cloak
Sorry about that. It does resemble the MC, but no cigar! Have never seen this particular one in NH.

 
Mourning cloak?
not on planet earth it isn't :-)

Certainly looks most like Red-spotted purple. perhaps an intergrade with the White admiral form of the species?

Butterfly
Looks like Limenitis arthemis astyanax, the red-spotted purple.