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Red admiral

Vanessa atalanta


It is a medium sized butterfly with red and black patterns on the wings.This one was a female and was worn out.The top of the fore wings have some white spots while the underside has purple and black as well as red.In the middle of the costal area there is a pale patch and in the distal marginal area a row of ocellus-like spots. Sometimes, especially in the female, the red band of the forewing bears a small white spot in the middle.It was feeding on Horse mint, (Monarda) or also known as bee balm.


Semi-urban habitat, Fort Worth, Texas.


The red admiral is widely distributed across temperate regions of North Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean.Also sub-species are found on many other countries.

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 17, 2020
Submitted on May 17, 2020

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