Thursday, July 30, 2009

Butterfly - Red Admiral

My fav, although it had grass covering parts.
Closeup detail not that good.

Red Admiral Vanessa Atalanta

(Nice pics here.)

Species Vanessa atalanta - Red Admiral
Phylum Arthropoda - Arthropods
Class Insecta - Insects
Order Lepidoptera - Butterflies and Moths
Superfamily Papilionoidea - Butterflies (excluding skippers)
Family Nymphalidae - Brushfooted Butterflies
Subfamily Nymphalinae - Crescents, Checkerspots, Anglewings, etc.
Genus Vanessa - Ladies and Red Admirals
Species atalanta - Red Admiral



Quote from enature:
"...the Red Admiral will alight on a person's shoulder day after day in a garden.

In midsummer it is not unusual to see them chasing each other or Painted Ladies just before a thunderstorm or at dusk. "

ND Butterflies (Previous post)
(pdf file mentioned here is my first reference I go to for identification.)

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