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Red-spotted purple - Limenitis arthemis astyanax - Limenitis arthemis

Red-spotted purple - Limenitis arthemis astyanax - Limenitis arthemis
Amwell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
September 6, 2014

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Red-spotted Purple
Limenitis arthemis astyanax

 
Thanks!
It is quite different from the photo in my book in its markings.

 
It's a polytypic species...
The other form is called a White Admiral and looks very different. There is also variation within astyanax (e.g., it may or may not have orange spots on the edge of the dorsal forewing).