Red Admiral

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Red Admiral
Red Admiral
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Subkingdom:Metazoa
Division:Rhopalocera
Phylum:Arthropoda
Subphylum:Hexapoda
Class:Insecta
Subclass:Pterygota
Infraclass:Neoptera
Superorder:Endopterygota
Order:Lepidoptera
Suborder:Ditrysia
Superfamily:Papilionoidea
Family:Nymphalidae
Subfamily:Nymphalinae
Tribe:Nymphalini
Genus:Vanessa
Species:V. atalanta
Binomial name
Vanessa atalanta
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates in spring, and sometimes again in autumn.

This large butterfly is identified by its striking dark brown, red and black wing pattern. The caterpillars feed on nettles, the adults on flowering plants like the Buddleia and over-ripe fruit.

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