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Red Admiral butterfly

Vanessa atalanta

Description:

A Red Admiral butterfly spotted along the boardwalk that goes through the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park. This individual is feeding on some type of animal scat. According to park manager Kevin Munroe, Red Admiral butterflies prefer to feed on minerals rather than nectar. Salt in sweat and the minerals in animal scat are among the Red Admiral's favorite foods.

Habitat:

Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425 acre wetland area in Fairfax County, Virginia USA. Related Resource: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntl...

Notes:

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Virginia, USA

Spotted on Jul 16, 2012
Submitted on Jul 21, 2012

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