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Red Spotted Purple butterfly They eat tree sap rotting fruit dung

Red Spotted Purple butterfly They eat tree sap rotting fruit dung

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Red Spotted Purple butterfly. They eat tree sap, rotting fruit, dung, and carrion. Here you see it on my offering of rotting fruit.

Like many woodland species, Red-spotted Purples prefer to feed from tree sap, dung, and rotting fruit, and are rarely found nectaring at flowers.

They are not often found nectaring on blooms, instead feeding on tree sap, rotting fruit, or animal dung. Their larvae feed on Oaks and Cottonwoods, ...

Easy to see how the red-spotted purple got its name!

One of the many hybrid Admiral-Purple forms?

Red Spotted Purple Butterfly

Notice the curved lines running across the top hindwings? Monarchs don't have those. The Viceroy prefers rotted fruit, dung, tree sap, ...

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Red-spotted Purple or White Admiral Limenitis arthemis (Drury, 1773) | Butterflies and Moths of North America

They are not often found nectaring on blooms, instead feeding on tree sap, rotting fruit, or animal dung.

Adult Purples eat sap, rotting fruit, dead animals, dung, and small white flowers (Wisconsin Butterlies.org). The butterflies in my photos, ...

Red-spotted Purple or White Admiral Limenitis arthemis (Drury, 1773) | Butterflies and Moths of North America

Family: Nymphalidae

Red-spotted Purple Admiral

Observation date: May 22, 2014

Observation date: Jun 18, 2013

... Red-Spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis) | by poppy2323

Red-spotted Purple or White Admiral Limenitis arthemis (Drury, 1773) | Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Tawny Emperor butterfly. These guys like to eat rotting fruit, dung, tree sap, and carrion.

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Red Spotted Purple Butterfly

Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly

Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly. They use Pipevines as host plants.

Red-spotted Purple or White Admiral Limenitis arthemis (Drury, 1773) | Butterflies and Moths of North America

Red-spotted purple butterfly photographed at Raccoon Creek State Park, PA

Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly!

Diversity in Red-Spotted Purple Butteflies

Adult Food: Sap flows, rotting fruit, carrion, dung, and occasionally nectar from small white flowers including spiraea, privet, and viburnum.

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... adults eat sap, rotting fruit, dung. See more. Hackberry Emperor butterfly (Asterocampa celtis)

The most similar mimic of the Monarch is the Viceroy. The Viceroy is easily identified by the black line through their hindwing.

These butterflies are not often nectar eaters preferring rotting fruit, tree sap, and dung. We see them most often in our compost or on fresh piles of ...

Common buckeye butterflies are one of the prettiest butterflies. Seen here feeding on zinnia flowers

From Butterflies and Moths of North America. RED-SPOTTED PURPLE: ...

Poplar Tree - ATTRACTS: Red Spotted Purple Butterflies for a host plant. | Red Spotted Purple Butterflies | Pinterest | Plants

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Observation date: Aug 03, 2017

Red spotted purple hybrid UConn

Family: Nymphalidae

Butterflies are in the Lepidoptera class of insects, along with the moths. Butterflies tend to be very colorful and the majority remain active only during ...

Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis astyanax with red spots on edge of front wings.

Butterflies can eat anything that can dissolve in water. They mostly feed on nectar from flowers but also eat tree sap, dung, pollen, or rotting fruit .

Red Spotted Purple butterfly. They eat tree sap, rotting fruit, dung, and carrion. Here you see it on my offering of rotting fruit. I would have na…

Red Spotted Purple

Poplar Tree - ATTRACTS: Red Spotted Purple Butterflies for a host plant. | Red Spotted Purple Butterflies | Pinterest | Plants

If the red-spotted purple ...

Purple Emperor

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MILKWEED or BUTTERFLY WEED

Hostplants are the leaves of many species of deciduous trees and shrubs. Adults feed from sap flows, rotting fruit, carrion, dung, and occasionally nectar ...

Using Native Plants To Attract butterflies - Fairfax County, Virginia | Lepidoptera | Pupa

Red Spotted Purple

Red Spotted Purple butterfly. They eat tree sap, rotting fruit, dung, and carrion. Here you see it on my offering of rotting fruit. I would have na…

Red-Spotted Purple . . . Seeking R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Red Spotted Purple butterfly. They eat tree sap, rotting fruit, dung, and carrion. Here you see it on my offering of rotting fruit. I would have na…

The Red-Spotted Purple, although lacking a hindwing tail, mimics the toxic Pipevine Swallowtail to gain protection from would-be predators.

Male and female butterflies mate to produce offspring (eggs). Eastern Black Swallowtail butterflies

Typical Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis astyanax enjoying watermelon. July 27, 2013.

Joining ...

Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis astyanax on Queen Anne's Lace. July 29, 2010

RED-SPOTTED PURPLE WHITE ADMIRAL

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Monarch butterflies drinking water

A paper-thin, empty chrysalis

Home or Away?

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly

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Pinterest thumbnail 22 - Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis astyanax

Once butterflies emerge from their cocoons fully developed, they begin the search for a mate

Forewing has 2 red-orange bars near the base of the leading edge; hindwing has 3 red-orange spots near the base and a submarginal row of red-orange spots

There are dozens of myths and beliefs surrounding the lives of butterflies. From legends to mythology, many mystical qualities are attributed to the common ...

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MILKWEED or BUTTERFLY WEED

The Red-spotted Purple and the White Admiral, so different in appearance, were once thought to be two different species. But, researchers have concluded ...

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The Red-spotted Purple and the White Admiral, so different in appearance, were once thought to be two different species. But, researchers have concluded ...

Monarch on Buddleia

The male Red-winged Blackbird headed toward me when I got too close to his fledglings. He landed in a tree ...

Queen Butterfly

Red-spotted Purple feeding on minerals in mud