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Vanessa atalanta.


Vanessa atalanta.
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Copyright: birloncea cosmin (cozmon) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 80] (611)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix P90
Exposure: f/5.0
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-08 10:21
Viewed: 1694
Points: 4
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The Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. The Red Admiral has a 4550 mm (1.82.0 in) wing span (Shalaway 2004). 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.

In northern Europe, it is one of the last butterflies to be seen before winter sets in, often feeding on the flowers of ivy on sunny days. The Red Admiral is also known to hibernate, re-emerging individuals showing prominently darker colourings than first brood subjects. The butterfly also flies on sunny winter days, especially in southern Europe.

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.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-08-08 16:01]

Hi Cosmin,very nice capture of the dark side of the red admiral,perfect light to see the beautiful design and excellent details and colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Cosmin,
真是漂亮的蝴蝶
照的很清晰 顏色非常斑斕 光線明亮
構圖美麗 背景漂亮 謝謝分享
STONE

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