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Lorquin's Admiral Butterfly

Lorquin's Admiral Limenitis lorquini (Boisduval, 1852) Family: Nymphalidae Subfamily: Limenitidinae Identification: Upperside is black with white median bands on both wings; tip of forewing is orange-brown. Underside is reddish-brown with white markings. Wing Span: 2 - 2 5/8 inches (5.1 - 6.7 cm). Life History: Males perch in valley bottoms all day to watch for females. Eggs are laid on the upperside of host plant leaf tips. Caterpillars feed on leaves and partially-grown caterpillars overwinter in rolled leaf shelters. Flight: April-October. Several flights in California, probably one flight in the northern part of its range. Caterpillar Hosts: Wild cherry (Prunus), willows (Salix), poplar and cottonwood (Populus), and orchard trees. Adult Food: Flower nectar from plants including California buckeye, yerba santa, and privet; bird droppings; and dung. Habitat: Forest edges, mountain canyons, orchards, parks, streamsides, fencerows and groves of cottonwood and poplar. Range: British Columbia south to southern California and Baja California, east to western Montana and Idaho. Conservation: Not usually required. NCGR: G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery. Management Needs: None reported. Check us out on the web for more nature related posts. Twitter: Tumblr:

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