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Red Admiral Butterfly

Vanessa atalanta

Description:

Upperside is black with white spots near the apex; forewing with red median band, hindwing with red marginal band. The winter form is smaller and duller, summer form larger and brighter with an interrupted forewing band.

Habitat:

Moist woods, yards, parks, marshes, seeps, moist fields. During migrations, the Red Admiral is found in almost any habitat from tundra to subtropic

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JuneMita
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JuneMita

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jun 5, 2012
Submitted on Sep 1, 2012

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