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Close-up photo of live Lorquin's Admiral (Limenitis lorquini) dorsal view

Buford Park, Lane Co, June 16


Limenitis lorquini

Size: Up to 3 inch wingspan

Key ID features:  Above black with broad white band through FW and HW, prominent orange patches at wingtips. Below bands of red-brown, white and black crossed by black veins.

Similar species: Superficially similar to Weidemeyer's Admiral, which lacks orange wingtips.  California Sister is dark brown above, and orange patches on FW are separated from wing tip.

Host plant: Oceanspray (Holodiscus discolor), willow species (Salix), rose family shrubs and others.

Habitat: Can appear in any habitat that contains one of its host plants. 

Range: Throughout Oregon.

Season: Mid-February to early October.

Abundance: Abundant 


Conservation Status: Secure

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