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Basilarchia arthemis arthemis

The white amiral is Quebec's insect emblem.

I raised these butterflies on poplar leaves but its caterpillars also feeds on the leaves of other decideous trees. The butterfly lays its eggs on the tip of the leaves.

The caterpillar looks a lot like the viceroy caterpillar that also lays its eggs on the same hostplants.

When the caterpillar is not moving it could be mistaken for bird droppings.