Thursday, 18 June 2015

Red Admiral

The Red Admiral Butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) is a migratory species and can arrive in UK from as early as March, but more generally May. It can be observed anywhere in the Country.














24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous images. When I was on Great Saltee Island last weekend there were a lot of Red Asmiral much to my surprise.

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    1. Thanks Margaret. Its time for them now.

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  2. I saw a couple flitting about in a field on my walk last Saturday. Unfortunately, they were not as cooperative as yours were.

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    1. I think this one was resting up in the late sunny afternoon Steve.

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  3. Lovely shots Roy, I spotted one of these beauties the other day but failed to get a photo. It's hard to pick a favourite but I think the last shot is a cracker :-)

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  4. Lovely captures, Roy, I especially like the contrasting one with the blue spots in the background (the 5th from the top).

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    1. Thanks Petra, nicely spotted, I hadn't noticed that.

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    1. Hopefully this will be the first of many FG.

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  6. Lovely pics. I always thought the Red Admiral bred in the UK, but only recently heard people saying it was migratory. Here they hibernate over winter. Well I guess back when I lived in England I knew doodleysquit about butterflies (although this was one of the very few species I was aware of!). :-)

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    1. Thanks Mandy, I think this is one that most people know of even if they don't know the proper name.

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  7. Pictures on the deadwood il beautiful.
    Hugs and good nigth

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    1. Merci Nath, Je pensais que le bois faite ça intéressant.

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  8. Nice shots - I hope we'll see a few more butterflies soon!

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    1. Thanks Alison, its about time we started to see a lot more.

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  9. Gorgeous photos of this beauty!

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  10. Hey Roy... I have not seen one here yet this year. Nice ones!!

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, I have only found a few so far.

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