Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

This species is found both statewide and across the continent. In NC, Red Admirals may be seen on nearly any warm day of the year, although they are rare in mid-winter. They have three broods and are most often seen from March to October. They're uncommon to fairly common and are found in many different habitats including backyard gardens.
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New Hanover Co., NC
13 Oct 2007

This Red Admiral is imbibing nutrients from oozing sap.


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Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Washington Co., NC
21 June 2003
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Washington Co., NC
17 June 2001

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Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Haywood Co., NC
13 May 2005
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Wilkes Co., NC
24 Aug 2016

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Watauga Co., NC
23 Aug 2016

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Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
26 July 2014
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Mt. Baldy, Missoula Co., MT
28 May 2014

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Mt. Rainier, Washington
10 Aug 2004

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Muscatatuck NWR, Jackson Co., IN
27 July 2015

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Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Purdue University Campus, IN
30 July 2015
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Purdue University Campus, IN
30 July 2015

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Pettigrew State Park, Washington Co., NC
21 June 2006

Nectaring on tall Verbena


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Durham Co., NC
11 Sep 2012

Enjoying some Swamp White Oak (Quercus michauxii) slime flux with a Hackberry Emperor.



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