Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta Family: Nymphalidae

1590     *     Vanessa atalanta     *     Red Admiral


Common migrant, over-wintering in the south in mild winters

Wingspan: 65-78mm
Flight time: Most frequent March-October but recorded during all months of the year
Habitat: Found in most urban and rural areas

Larvae usually feed on Nettles, occasional on Pellitory-of-the-wall (Parietaria judaica) and Hop (Humulus lupulus)


Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta


Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta


Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
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