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Red Admiral

Vanessa atalanta

Description:

This butterfly's upper wings are dark brown with orange and black markings. The underside of the wing tends to be cryptically colored except for the bright orange band on the forewing, which is sometimes partially obscured by the overlapping hindwing. White spots on the dorsal fore wings near the front margin; reddish bars on dorsal surface of all four wings

Habitat:

I photographed this insect in an old field full of grasses and goldenrod.


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Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Roseville, Minnesota, USA

Lat: 45.00, Long: -93.12

Spotted on Sep 3, 2013
Submitted on Feb 7, 2014

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