Red-spotted Purple,  Limenitis arthemis astyanax  <LEP122>


     It closely resembles Banded Purples, minus the bands, and is often regarded as the same species.  The upperside, shown in the drawing, is shiny blue-black, with blue concentrated toward the edges of the hindwings.  The underside is blackish brown with brick-red spots, blue-barred along the margins.