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Adults feed on sap, fruit, flower nectar, carrion, dung, honeydew, decaying wood, among other substances. The Adult lives for 6-14 days. Male Red-spotted Purples perch on trees and tall bushes and wait for a female to pass by. The eggs are grayish-green. Host plants used by the Red-Spotted Purple include cottonwood, wild cherry, willows, aspens, poplars, black oaks, hawthorn and other trees.
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  • Taken: Jul 25, 2021
  • Uploaded: Aug 1, 2021
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2021