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Red Admiral; Vanesa

Vanessa atalanta


Large butterfly. It has a 45–50 mm wingspan. It is identified by its striking dark brown, red, and black wing pattern. More specifically, the dark wings possess orange bands that cross the forewings and on the outer edge of the hind wings; white spots on the dorsal forewings near the front margin; reddish bars on dorsal surface of all four wings. The caterpillar feeds on nettles, and the adult drinks from flowering plants like the Buddleia and overripe fruit.


Prairie close to the sea. Asturias


Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/500 sec.; f/11; ISO Speed Rating: 900. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired. DSC_3358

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arlanda 2 months ago

I'm sorry takundfa but I have no video footage on the kermes ilicis

Takunda 2 months ago

hi Arlanda
any video footage on the kermes ilicis?

Asturias, Spain

Lat: 43.56, Long: -6.89

Spotted on Aug 23, 2018
Submitted on Nov 30, 2018

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