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Red Admiral

Vanessa atalanta

2 Species ID Suggestions

Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta Vanessa atalanta
Red Admiral Butterfly
Vanessa atalanta Vanessa atalanta

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Mence Zdravkova
Mence Zdravkova 6 years ago

Thanks @catgrin. Very helpful. This beautiful Red admiral butterfly on the picture from a unidentified visitor became something like a pet to me. I tried to keep it in my room (because if I let it outside it will freeze) and I succeeded. There has been a week since I found the butterfly and it's still alive. Also I think that I succeed to feed her with fruits and sugary water :) I noticed the knobs but I didn't know that only butterflies have it :) Thanks for the useful info. Regards

catgrin 6 years ago

Hi Mence,
You also asked "butterfly or moth?", so I'll explain how to quickly tell the difference. You have a good example in your picture. Butterflies have simple antennae with knobs on the end. Moths have smooth or fuzzy antennae, but no knobs.

Wing arrangement is different too, but the knobs are sometimes the easiest way to see "butterfly or moth?".

Mence Zdravkova
Mence Zdravkova 6 years ago

Thank you for the ID. I appreciate it.

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Dan you are fast LOL!

Mence Zdravkova
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Mence Zdravkova

Прилеп, Пелагониски Регион, Macedonia

Spotted on Oct 26, 2014
Submitted on Oct 26, 2014


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