Red Spotted Purple Butterfly
Limenitis arthemis astyanax
Butterfly Size: 2 1/4 – 4 inches
Habitats: deciduous or mixed forests, moist uplands, valley bottoms, and coastal plains.
Plants for the Red Spotted Purple Butterfly
Leaves of many species of trees and shrubs including:
- wild cherry
- Sap flows
- rotting fruit
- occasionally nectar from small white flowers including spiraea, privet, and viburnum
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Mississippi’s Lower Delta Partnership promotes and enhances the economic and environmental health of Mississippi’s Lower Delta.
We provide educational workshops and cultural programs; community and youth activities; encourage heritage, cultural, and nature tourism in our region; and act as an advocate for the South Delta.