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Yellow admiral - Vanessa itea  Australia,Geotagged,Spring,Vanessa itea,Yellow admiral Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Yellow admiral - Vanessa itea

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  1. Love the intricate patterns on these beautiful creatures :-) Posted 22 days ago
    1. Thank you Flavio. The patterns actually work as a effective camouflage when the butterfly is resting in a shaded area . Posted 22 days ago
      1. It's amazing how the skins and furs of animals evolved so they can blend into nature. Posted 20 days ago

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The yellow admiral or Australian admiral is a butterfly native to Australia, New Zealand, Lord Howe Island, and Norfolk Islands. The Māori name is ''kahukowhai'', which means "yellow cloak". The yellow admiral is a member of the family Nymphalidae, the sub-family Nymphalinae as well as the tribe Nymphalini.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Oct 6, 2021. Captured Oct 5, 2021 09:40 in Heysen Trail, Waitpinga SA 5211, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/395s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm