SK5243 : Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) underside

taken 11 years ago, near to Bulwell, Nottingham, Great Britain

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) underside
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) underside
One of Britain's largest & most vividly marked butterflies, the Red Admiral arrives from late May onwards, spreading throughout the British Isles including the larger islands. The underside of the forewing is a duller version of the upperside and generally quite conspicuous, although when roosting it is pulled down between the underwings so that only the dark tip is visible. The butterfly is then camouflaged to resemble tree bark. The Red Admiral is unable to tolerate British winters and there is some evidence of a return migration to the Continent. However, many, probably most, try to hibernate and almost invariably perish.
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Friday, 21 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 23 July, 2006
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Butterfly   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 525 437 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:59.2843N 1:13.1632W
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