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Caterpillar of the Red Admiral (Vanessa Atalanta) Or the &#039;Red Admirable&#039;, it&#039;s former common name, as I prefer to call it.<br />
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Its larva is almost as inpressive as the butterfly itself, one of which I photographed just a few days ago on a chilly December day.<br />
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However, here&#039;s the ever hungry caterpillar to remind us of mid-summer.<br />
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Caterpillar of the Red Admiral (Vanessa Atalanta)

Or the 'Red Admirable', it's former common name, as I prefer to call it.

Its larva is almost as inpressive as the butterfly itself, one of which I photographed just a few days ago on a chilly December day.

However, here's the ever hungry caterpillar to remind us of mid-summer.

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The Red Admiral is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. The Red Admiral has a 45–50 mm wing span. The species is resident only in warmer areas, but migrates north in spring, and sometimes again in autumn.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Philip Booker
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By Philip Booker

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Uploaded Dec 22, 2021. Captured Jun 20, 2021 18:32 in 33 Crespin Way, Brighton BN1 7FG, UK.
  • DSC-RX10M4
  • f/4.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO1000
  • 216.73mm