Red Admiral

Vanessa atalanta

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Aimiréal Dearg [IRL]

Le Vulcain [F]

Admiral [D]

Distribution Map (dark areas indicate presence) and Flight Times of this species - \nNB See General Information page for accuracy information

Most Habitats - Gardens, Woodlands.



65-70mm (2.37 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]

This rather large migrant is mainly dark brown with bright red stripes.
The underside has colourful patterns.
It is attracted to gardens where it feeds on buddlea, several other flowering species and also over-ripe fruit.