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Red Admiral

A migrant content in many habitats.

This flashy nymphalid might appear in gardens, woods, or along the beach.

The red admiral (Vanessa atalanta) is boldly marked and not too shy. As a migrant, it can sometimes be abundant at the reserve. Its flight season is also long, providing ample opportunity to be appreciated.

Red Admiral butterfly 2019
Worn Red Admiral photographed by Samantha Bellavance on a farmhouse porch rail, September 20, 2019.

More Butterflies

See the complete list of butterflies documented from the Wells Reserve.

Butterfly List