red-spotted purple

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Related to red-spotted purple: Viceroy butterfly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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 scientific name of the "Red-spotted Purple" (page 69) is technically Limenitis arthemis astyanax.