Red-spotted Admiral

Limenitis arthemis

Genus Limenitis
Subfamily Admirals and Relatives
Family Brushfooted Butterflies
All Massachusetts Species
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Occurrence   [Red Spotted Purple form: Statewide resident] [White Admiral Form: Mainly western Massachusetts - resident]
Abundance Fairly common to common
Flight Period [RSP: mid May to mid-September] [WA: early June to late September]
Notes Highest numbers of both forms occur in western Massachusetts; White-banded individuals have shown up at far east as Outer Cape Cod
Overwintering Larva
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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 7/30/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Intergrade between the Red-spotted Purple form and the White Admiral form

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 7/30/2002
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Intergrade between the Red-spotted Purple form and the White Admiral form

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Fred Goodwin - 6/1/1998
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
White Admiral, shortly after the passage of a strong cold front

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Erik Nielsen - 7/8/2002
Pittsburg, NH
White Admiral

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Erik Nielsen - 7/8/2002
Pittsburg, NH
White Admiral

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Mike Walker - 6/23/2002

White Admiral

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo © Marj Rines - 6/3/2002
Middlesex Fells, Medford
Red-spotted Purple

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo © Marj Rines - 6/3/2002
Middlesex Fells, Medford
Red-spotted Purple

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo © Marj Rines - 6/3/2002
Middlesex Fells, Medford
Red-spotted Purple

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo © Marj Rines - 7/17/1999
Northeastern University Campus, Burlington

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Tom Murray - 7/2/2004
Harvard
Same individual as the next two images

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Tom Murray - 7/5/2004
Harvard

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Tom Murray - 7/11/2004
Harvard

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Gregory Dysart - 6/11/2005
Natick

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Frank Model - 6/19/2005
Tom's Swamp, Petersham
Intergrade between the Red-spotted Purple form and the White Admiral form

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Frank Model - 6/11/2005
Tom's Swamp, Petersham
Red-spotted Purple

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Frank Model - 6/12/2007
North Common Meadow, Petersham
Red-spotted Purple

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Frank Model - 6/24/2007
Tom's Swamp, Petersham
Red-spotted Purple

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Frank Model - 6/18/2007
Pontook Dam, Dummer, NH
White Admiral

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Frank Model - 6/30/2007
Quabbin Reservoir, New Salem
White Admiral

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Frank Model - 6/18/2007
Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge, Whitefield, NH
White Admiral

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Red-spotted Admiral

Photo by Barbara Spencer - 6/21/2007
Worthington
White Admiral

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