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Red admiral
Vanessa atalanta

Red admiral
Red admiral

Type of Insect: butterfly
Size: medium
Overall Color: black and orange and white
Larval Foods: nettles
Adult Foods:
Larval Type: caterpillar
status: common
Description: mostly dark with prominent orange bands and white spots above, mostly gray below with red and blue on forewing, migrates in large numbers

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class: Hexapoda (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (butterflies,moths)
Family: 04 Nymphalidae (brushfoots)
SubFamily: 03 Limenitidinae (admirals)
Genus: Vanessa
Species: atalanta

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