Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Red-spotted Purple butterfly

This pretty fellow was a beautiful
iridescent purple-blue on the top
of his wings and dark with red-orange
spots on the bottom. So different
and so pretty. When I identified him,
I had to laugh at the descriptive but
unimaginative name.
Paula in VA


  1. You're right. It seems like a nicer name should be of this beautiful creature.

  2. Great find! I bet the different sides of the wings help it blend in various locations. Great page.

  3. I love them too...but they REALLY don't look purple to me!


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