Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly

  • Butterfly: White Admiral or Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis)
  • Description: Black with iridescent blue edges. Mimic of poisonous Pipevine Swallowtail
  • Locations: open woodland, forest edges
  • Host Plants: Birch Tree (black birch, sweet birch, cherry birch, mahogany birch, spice birch)

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly Photo Gallery

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly
Red-spotted Purple Butterfly

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly Caterpillar
Red-spotted Purple Butterfly Caterpillar

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly Host Plant: Birch Tree
Birch Tree

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly Host Plant: Willow Tree
Willow Tree

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly Host Plant: Aspen Tree
Aspen Tree

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly Host Plant: Choke Cherry Tree
Choke Cherry Tree

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly Host Plant: Salicaceae
Salicaceae

Red-spotted Purple Butterfly Host Plant: Rosaceac
Rosaceae

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

  • Butterfly: Western tiger swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)
  • Description: Yellow with black stripes. Blue and orange spots near the tail. Tails on hind wings.
  • Locations: urban parks, gardens, rural woodlands
  • Wingspan: 7-10 centimeters
  • Host Plants: Cottonwood Tree, Willow Tree, Aspen Tree (quaking aspen, trembling aspen, quakies)

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Photo Gallery

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Host Plant: Cottonwood Tree
Cottonwood Tree

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Host Plant: Willow Tree
Willow Tree

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Host Plant: Aspen Tree
Aspen Tree

Weidemeyer’s Admiral Butterfly

Weidemeyer's Admiral Butterfly

  • Butterfly: Weidemeyer’s Admiral (Limenitis weidemeyerii)
  • Description: Dorsal wings: black and white. Rows of white spots. Ventral: brown with grey markings along sides of hind wing.
  • Nectar Sources: Willow Tree, Aspen Tree (quaking aspen, trembling aspen, quakies), Poplar Tree, Choke Cherry Tree

Weidemeyer’s Admiral Butterfly Photo Gallery

Weidemeyer’s Admiral Butterfly
Weidemeyer's Admiral Butterfly

Weidemeyer’s Admiral Butterfly Nectar Source: Willow Tree
Willow Tree

Weidemeyer’s Admiral Butterfly Nectar Source: Aspen Tree
Aspen Tree

Weidemeyer’s Admiral Butterfly Nectar Source: Poplar Tree
Poplar Tree

Weidemeyer’s Admiral Butterfly Nectar Source: Choke Cherry Tree
Choke Cherry Tree