Brushfoots: Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis
|Size:||Wingspan ranges from 2.25" - 4"|
|Habitat:||Open woods, meadows, fields|
|Flight Period:||June, late August to September|
|Larval Host Plant:||Wild cherry, poplar, willow, oak|
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It's not uncommon to see large numbers of Red-spotted Purples puddling. Many butterflies sip from wet soil and mud puddles to gain important nutrients and minerals.