Lorquin's Admiral Butterfly

(Limenitis lorquini

Lorquin Admiral
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Lorquin Admiral

The Lorquin's Adminal butterfly shown here on a Queen Anne's Lace lives on forest fringes in Pacific Coastal states feeding on Nectar producing flowers, and using plants such as the Chokecherry or willow as a host tree.

Named after Pierre Joseph Michel Lorquin, a french naturalist during the California Gold Rush, it seems to be fairly common. The specimen here was found beside a trail at a Mt. St. Helens visitor center overlooking the Toutle River.

Additional information: see Wikpedia - Lorquin's admiral

- - Updated 11/15/2015
- - Updated 07/05/2015