red-spotted purple


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Related to red-spotted purple: Viceroy butterfly
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Noun1.red-spotted purple - similar to the banded purple but with red spots on underwing surfacesred-spotted purple - similar to the banded purple but with red spots on underwing surfaces
brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly - medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
genus Limenitis, Limenitis - mainly dark northern butterflies with white wing bars
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Attracts black swallowtail, giant swallowtail, Monarch, painted lady, pipevine swallowtail, queen, question mark, red admiral, red-spotted purple, zebra longwing, zebra swallowtail, spicebush swallowtail, eastern tiger swallowtail, variegated fritillary, viceroy, eastern comma, gulf fritillary, mourning cloak, anise swallowtail and other species of butterflies.
If your favorite insect is the red-spotted purple butterfly, plant some wood nettle and milkweed (host plant and feeding plant, respectively).
The wildflowers that proliferate beneath the pines, thanks to the tree's dependence on fire to sustain its habitat, attract the monarch and the equally dazzling red-spotted purple, which attains a color close to fluorescent violet and gets its name from red spots underneath its wings.