Red Admiral Butterfly (Vanessa atalanta)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Red Admiral Butterfly (Vanessa atalanta)

One of the brush footed butterfly species. This one was resting on the side of the house under the patio cover during a rainstorm.

Learn: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/wildflower/completebutterflydata.asp?id=36

Citizen Scientist Project: http://vanessa.ent.iastate.edu/node/2170

Larval host: Pellitory (Parietaria floridana), Stinging Nettle (Urtica urens), False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica)

redadmiralJune2016

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