Red-spotted Purple

Place name abbreviations: MPEA - Middle Patuxent Environment Area; PRSP - Patuxent River State Park; PVSP - Patapsco River Valley State Park.

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Common name [Link is to BAMONA] (wingspan range in inches) Occurrence level & flight period.
Habitat. Typically visits (for nectaring). Larval host plants.




Red-spotted Purple (2.25–4") Common: L-May to M-Sep Wet woods roads Wet spots, rotting fruit Wild cherry, poplar, aspen
Red-spotted Purple

May 7, 2010
MPEA
Scott Berglund

Red-spotted Purple

July 20, 2011
Daniels Road (PVSP)
Richard Orr

Red-spotted Purple

Pupating
April 21, 2012
Columbia
Linda Hunt

Red-spotted Purple

Pupa
April 24, 2012
Columbia
Linda Hunt

Red-spotted Purple

Beginning to emerge
September 6, 2015
West Friendship Park
Bonnie Ott

Red-spotted Purple

Energing
September 6, 2015
West Friendship Park
Bonnie Ott

Red-spotted Purple

September 16, 2012
Poplar Springs Park
Jeff Culler

Red-spotted Purple

May 20, 2012
MPEA
Allen Lewis

Red-spotted Purple

July 6, 2012
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Red-spotted Purple

July 7, 2012
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Red-spotted Purple

July 7, 2012
Ellicott City
Kathy Litzinger

Red-spotted Purple

August 26, 2011
Pigtail (Triadelphia Reservoir)
Richard Orr

Red-spotted Purple

August 9, 2004
Meadowbrook Park
Wesley Earp

Red-spotted Purple

August 23, 2006
Centennial Park
June Tveekrem