Butterfly - Red Admiral
Taken at Troon on 5th September 2023 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Underwing


Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 24th August 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens. Fact File
Red Admiral Butterfly
Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 16th October 2015 using Nikon D5200 - 18-55 mm lens with Raynox DCR-250 Macro Attachment Fact File

Caterpillar
Taken at Strathclyde Park on 19th August using Panasonic Lumix TZ70 in macro mode.
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Butterfly - Red Admiral.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Vanessa atalanta.
Lepidoptera.
Nymphalidae.
Larval Food:
Adult Food:
Wingspan:

Habitat:
Flies/Found:

Common Nettle, Hop
Bramble, Fleabane,Teasel and Thistles.
Male:    64 - 72 mm.
Female 70 - 78 mm.
Almost anywhere in the British Isles.
Migrant. Arrives May - June.