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Arizona Cr, Pueblo Mtns, Harney Co, July 3

Weidemeyer's

Admiral

Limenitis weidemeyerii

Size: Up to 3.5 inch wingspan

Key ID features:  Above black with broad white band through FW and HW, small white patches near wingtips. Often with submarginal band of small white spots, and sometimes band of slightly larger orange spots just below white band on HW. Below bold white band through both wings, with bands of blue-gray and lavender crescents and dark red-brown patches.

Similar species: Superficially similar to Lorquin's Admiral, but lacks orange wingtips of that species.  Hybridizes with Lorquin's Admiral, showing mix of traits from both species--see photo.

Hostplant: Aspen (Populus tremuloides), Willow (Salix) species, and shrubs in the rose family.

Habitat: Along or near waterways with willow and aspen. 

Range: Found in Pueblo Mtns, Trout Cr Mtns, and Owyhee canyons in SE Oregon.

Season: Early June to late September.

Abundance: Uncommon 

 

Conservation Status: Secure