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.