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 Butterfly ~ Red Admiral II by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken using a Canon Powershot SX10IS in Tucson, Arizona

The scarlet-on-deep-brown pattern of the upper side of the wings readily separates the red admiral from any other species in the Southwest. It occasionally nectar’s at flowers such as rosemary and lantana in city gardens and will also feed on sap, excrement, or fermented fruit. However, the red admiral is more common in foothill adn mountain riparian areas where it perches on tree trunks and damp soil.

Ordinarily, the rapid flight of red admirals makes them difficult to follow in the air, but they are notably territorial and can be coaxed onto a finger with a bit of patience. In the afternoons, males seek mates on hilltops.


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  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful closeup my friend…Hugs…Tom

  • Thank you Tom so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonalmost 4 years ago

    This is a very beautiful capture,

  • Thank you Ann very much my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Emily Bagley
    Emily Bagleyalmost 4 years ago

  • YAY! Thank you Emily so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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