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Atlas of North Dakota Butterflies

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)


  • BND: Red Admiral; Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • BNA: Red Admiral; Vanessa atalanta
  • NDC: VAAT
  • Habitat: Sunlit patches in woodland clearings near nettles
  • Larval food: Urtica
  • Adult flight: Regular spring immigrant; does not survive winter
  • References: Royer 151, Opler & Krizek 160, Scott 280
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