Limenitis astyanax, the Red-spotted Purple

Pete Janes

Portland, United States

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Daniel Smith watercolor on Arches 140lb cold press.
Among drawers-full of specimens in some dusty University corridor, the vivid crimson, orange, and deep turquoise contrast of this butterfly leaped at me. Rusty wingtips and high-contrast wing edging full of busy detail made this specimen one I had to capture, especially because it was so small and complex.
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