Flora and Fauna of the Week: Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis

Red-spotted Purple Limenitis arthemis can be found in deciduous or mixed forests, moist uplands valley bottoms and coastal plains. They feed on sap flows, rotting fruit, carrion, dung and occasionally nectar from small white flowers. To learn more about the species, click here.

Below are photographs of our guides, Nicole Good and Nicole Winner, holding a Red-spotted Puple that was found in the Welcome Center at Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center.

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Nelson Rocks Outdoor Center (NROC) is located in the beautiful North Fork Valley of Pendleton County, West Virginia. NROC, formerly know as the Nelson Rocks Preserve, is a privately-owned nature preserve that encompasses 145 mountainous acres. Home to incredible rock climbing, via ferrata climbing, a canopy tour, and miles of breathtaking, awe-inspiring hiking trails NROC is sure to offer the dose of adventure that’s right for you. View all posts by nrocstaff

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