big butterfly count

Red Admiral

Upperside

  • Easily identifiable with its jet-black wings, brilliant red stripes and small white patches on tips of forewing

Underside

  • Hindwing has a camouflage pattern with a white mark on the forewing
Size

Large

Distribution

Common throughout Britain and Ireland

Habitat

Anywhere

 

Similar Species

Small Tortoiseshell is much smaller and orangey-red, with black and creamy-white band across the top of the wing


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