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Red Admiral Butterfly

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Small (23.2" x 15.5")

$15.88
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Teresa Zieba

Winnipeg, Canada

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Sizing Information

Small 23.2" x 15.5"
Medium 33.1" x 22.0"
Large 46.9" x 31.2"
Note: Includes a %{border_size} white border

Features

  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

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Featured in WINGED INSECTS GROUP – Jan 14, 2012
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The Red Admiral or Vanessa atalanta (previously also known as Pyrameis atalanta) is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. The Red Admiral has a two inch (45-50mm) wing span. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates north in spring, and sometimes again in autumn.

This large butterfly is identified by its striking dark brown, red and black wing pattern. More specifically, the dark wings possess orange bands that cross the fore wings and on the outer edge of the hind wings; white spots on the dorsal fore wings near the front margin; reddish bars on dorsal surface of all four wings The caterpillar feeds on nettles, and the adult drinks from flowering plants like the Buddleia and overripe fruit.

The Red Admiral is also known to hibernate, re-emerging individuals showing prominently darker colourings than first brood subjects.

In North America, the Red Admiral generally has two broods from March through October. Most of North America must be recolonized each spring by southern migrants, but this species over-winters in south Texas.

Photographed close to Eleanor Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada

Canon XT with 75-300mm lens, f/5.6, 1/100sec, ISO-200, 300mm.
270 views as of Aug 16, 2011

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