: The red-spotted purple butterfly is common throughout the state. It is generally found in forests and areas around forests, but can also live in parks, gardens, and orchards. It is a member of the Nymphalidae (brushfooted) family and can be seen between April and October. This species has a wingspan of 3 to 4 inches (7.6 to 10.2 cm). The first image shows the top of the butterfly and the second shows its underside. In Ohio there are more than 150 species of butterflies. Twenty-seven different species of butterflies representing five families can be found in the Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook, including all seven species of butterflies that are listed as endangered in Ohio. Butterflies are a part of the order Lepidoptera (from the Greek words lepis, which means scale and pteron, which means wing). There are nearly 17,500 species of butterflies world-wide. Approximately 750 of these can be found in North America. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Plants and Animals; Butterflies; Insects; Nymphalidae Places