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Limenitis arthemis

Common name: Red-spotted Purple

Feeds on these plants:

Acacia aneura

Acacia baileyana

Acacia caffra

Acacia cardiophylla

Acacia cognata

Acacia craspedocarpa

Acacia cultriformis

Acacia dealbata

Acacia decora

Acacia drummondii

Acacia farnesiana

Acacia greggii

Acacia iteaphylla

Acacia linifolia

Acacia longifolia

Acacia melanoxylon

Acacia pendula

Acacia podalyriifolia

Acacia pravissima

Acacia redolens

Acacia retinodes

Acacia saligna

Acacia stenophylla

Acacia verticillata

Acacia vestita

Asclepias angustifolia

Asclepias asperula

Asclepias curassavica
(sold as Silky Deep Red)

Asclepias curassavica
(sold as Silky Gold)

Asclepias fascicularis

Asclepias hallii

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias perennis

Asclepias purpurascens

Asclepias quadrifolia

Asclepias speciosa

Asclepias subulata

Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias viridiflora

Buddleja alternifolia

Buddleja colvilei

Buddleja crispa

Buddleja davidii

Buddleja davidii ‘Harlequin’

Buddleja davidii ‘Pink Delight’

Buddleja davidii
(sold as dwarf)

Buddleja lindleyana

Buddleja marrubifolia

Buddleja saligna

Buddleja salviifolia

Buddleja weyeriana 'honeycomb'

Buddleja x pikei

Buddleja x weyeriana

Clethra alnifolia

Coreopsis auriculata

Coreopsis gigantea

Coreopsis grandiflora hogg ex sweet

Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunray’

Coreopsis lanceolata
(sold as Tequila Sunrise)

Coreopsis maritima

Coreopsis palmata

Coreopsis rosea

Coreopsis tinctoria

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’

Coreopsis
(sold as Limerock Passion)

Daucus carota

Echinacea angustifolia

Echinacea paradoxa

Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea sanguinea

Echinacea tennesseensis

Echinacea
(sold as Big Sky Harvest Moon)

Echinacea
(sold as Big Sky Yellow)

Eupatorium cannabinum

Eupatorium capillifolium

Eupatorium fistulosum

Eupatorium maculatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium serotinum

Eupatorium wrightii

Lythrum salicaria

Monardella antonina

Monardella macrantha

Monardella odoratissima

Monardella villosa

Pelargonium cordifolium

Pelargonium graveolens

Pelargonium peltatum

Pelargonium peltatum
(sold as Caliente Deep Red)

Pelargonium peltatum
(sold as Global Pink Pearl)

Pelargonium quercifolium

Pelargonium sidoides

Pelargonium x domesticum

Pelargonium x hortorum

Pelargonium x hortorum
(sold as Pink Fizz)

Pelargonium x hortorum
(sold as Regal Burgundy)

Pelargonium x hortorum
(sold as Rocky Mountain Light Salmon)

Pelargonium x hortorum
(sold as White Splash)

Pelargonium x hortorum
(sold as Zonals)

Pelargonium
(sold as 11 Elegance)

Pelargonium
(sold as Peppermint Geranium)

Pelargonium
(sold as Stardom Series)

Rhus typhina

Rubus armeniacus

Rubus fruticosus

Rubus idaeus

Rubus parviflorus

Rubus rolfei

Rubus ursinus

Rubus vitifolius ssp. ursinus

Rubus vitifolius

Rudbeckia fulgida

Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Autumn Colors’

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Indian Summer’

Rudbeckia hirta
(sold as Becky Series)

Rudbeckia hirta
(sold as Cordoba)

Rudbeckia laciniata

Rudbeckia maxima

Rudbeckia occidentalis

Sedum acre

Sedum aizoon

Sedum album

Sedum anglicum
(sold as gray)

Sedum anglicum
(sold as green)

Sedum caeruleum

Sedum dasphyllum

Sedum dendroideum

Sedum kamtschaticum var. floriferum ‘Weinhenstephaner Gold’

Sedum kamtschaticum

Sedum kamtschaticum
(sold as Akebono)

Sedum lineare ‘Variegatum’

Sedum lucidum

Sedum morganianum

Sedum niveum

Sedum pachyphyllum

Sedum rubrotinctum

Sedum rupestre

Sedum rupestre
(sold as Blue Spruce)

Sedum sieboldii

Sedum species

Sedum spurium

Sedum telephium

Sedum telephium ‘Bon Bon’

Sedum treleasei

Sedum ‘Matrona’

Sedum
(sold as Blue spruce)

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena hastata

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Quartz scarlet)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Purple & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Red & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Sky Blue & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Tapien Pink)

Verbena lilacina

Verbena rigida 'polaris'

Verbena rigida polaris

Verbena rigida

Verbena stricta

Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Cherry Red)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Light Pink)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Pearl)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Raspberry)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec White Magic)

Verbena
(sold as Babylon Deep Pink)

Verbena
(sold as Sparkler Purple & White)

Verbena
(sold as Sparkler Sky Blue & White)

Verbena
(sold as Tukana White)

Verbena
(sold as x hybrida Taylortown Red)

Limenitis arthemis, the Red-spotted Purple, can be found in numerous states in the South, MidWest, and Northeast.
Favorite nectar plants include: Asclepias, Buddleja, Pelargonium, Rubus, and Verbena
USDA Growing Zones for these plants include: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

PD images courtesy of
unknown
and
Perlick Laura, USFWS