Saturday, June 20, 2015

Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly, June 20, 2015

Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA, June 18, 2015

I think this is Limenitis arthemis astyanax  Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly.

It was enjoying the Butterfly Bush Buddleia at my house on Thursday morning.

Most of the red spots are on the undersides of the wings. The top sides are a deep purple with shades of blue around the edges.  So pretty!

Have a wonderful week-end!

For more Camera Critters: Click Here!

For more Saturday's Critters:  Click Here!

NOTE: Please do not use my photos without my permission.


  1. I'm crazy for butterflies, so you made my day!

  2. It is a beautiful Red-spotted Purple! Lovely shots! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  3. Gorgeous photos of the butterflies! I still haven't seen many butterflies here, it's been too cold.

  4. Reminds me of a beautiful gown.

  5. When I first glanced at this, I thought, "Pipevine," but then I realized it was different. I'm not familiar with this butterfly, have never seen it here. Looking at its range map, we are probably just outside the area where it would usually occur, but I will definitely be on the lookout for it after seeing your beautiful pictures.

  6. Beautiful pictures!! I've been trying to get pictures of butterflies, but they are fast critters. I haven't had a lot of luck.

  7. They're very pretty! We get them on the mountain in W.V., but I haven't gotten any great pics of them this year (yet!).

    BTW, Andy has a weekend butterfly linkup you might be interested in.

  8. It's a lovely butterfly! And the flowers are so beautiful too.

  9. Looks so gorgeous on that beautiful bush. Great color contrast....

  10. A beautiful butterfly! Wonderful photos!


I enjoy your comments!

Thank you for visiting!