Kamehameha (LEP142)


     One of two native Hawaiian butterflies, its name commemorates the former Hawaiian king.  The largest and brightest of the painted ladies, it may be found in forests and clearings on all the major islands of Hawaii.  The outer tip of the forewings is black with white spots.  The rest is brilliant red-orange with black markings.  Long brown hairs make the part of the wings near the body more ruddy than the rest.