Lorquin’s Admiral

Lorquin’s Admiral (Limenitis lorquini), photo Nancy Kendel, Cortes Island, June 28, 2020

Lorquin’s Admiral (Limenitis lorquini) – This butterfly is slightly smaller (wingspan: 47 to 71 mm) than the other admirals, it is still a striking butterfly. It can easily be recognized by the orange tips of the forewing upperside. There is a white band across both wings, above and below. Females are considerably larger than males.

Spotted by:

  • Melanie Boyle on July 4, 2021, 11:30am, Cortes Bay, in the vegetable garden.
  • Nancy Kendel on June 28, 2020, Cortes Island.
  • Hannu Huskonen, at 12 p.m. on June 29, 2020, at Siskin Lane.
  • Jim Murphy, June 28, 2020, Tiber Bay, feeding on …, Really loves the nectar of these flowers, cooperative for photography, and quite pretty.


More here, on this Canadian Biodiversity site.

More information can be found on Wikipedia and BugGuide.


Lorquin’s Admiral, photo Hannu Huskonnen, Siskin Lane, 29 June, 2020
Lorquin’s Admiral, photo Jim Murphy, Cortes Island, 2020
Lorquin’s Admiral, photo Melanie Boyle, July 4, 2021, Cortes Bay