Vanessa atalanta - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

NYMPHALIDAE

Nymphalinae

Las Descargues, August 2002
Vanessa atalanta Adult

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© Robin Howard

Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red Admiral
Le Vulcain

Wingspan: 56-64mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from March to November. A frequent visitor to the Fournanty Plateau and the Causse in various habitats but most commonly encountered along woodland margins.

Larvae feed on Urtica dioica, U. urens.

 

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