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Red Admiral

Vanessa atalanta

Description:

A large butterfly (~5cm wingspan), with striking dark brown wing pattern, large red stripes on the fore and hind wings and white spots. The underparts show a red stripe and white and blue spots on the fore wing.

Habitat:

Suburban area, in the prairies.

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Saskatoon, Canada

Spotted on Aug 17, 2012
Submitted on Sep 16, 2012

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