Red-Spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax)
Port Colborne, ON 2009/08/10
Cambridge, ON 2013/06/23
Pinery Provincial Park, ON 2012/06/16
Point Pelee National Park, ON 2011/08/12
Member of Family: Nymphalidae
French common name: Amiral à taches rouges
This butterfly is a southern subspecies of the White Admiral. However, because its appearance is so markedly different, and because it was treated as a separate species in the past, it is included here as though it were one. As far as I know, it has never been assigned a French common name distinct from that of the White Admiral, so we've coined one.
It is only found occasionally in the extreme south of Quebec.