Ella's Garden Butterflies of The World: Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta

Common Name: Red Admiral

Genus: Vanessa

Species: atalanta

World Country Found: Guatamala,Mexico, U.S.A., Canada, Hawaii, Europe, Africa, Asia

Identifying Characteristics of Male: Forewing with red median band, hindwing with red marginal band

Size of Wing Span
1 3/4"
2"
2 1/2"
2 3/4"
3"

Larvae Host Plants
Other: Plants of the nettle family (Urticaceae)

Months in Flight
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October

Habitats
Gardens
Marshes
Meadows
Roadsides
Parks
Fields

U.S.A Locations Found
Flordia

Predators
Birds

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