Red Admiral

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The Red Admiral has a characteristic brown base colour, and can also be recognized due to its red bands as well as the black and white spotted tips of the forewings.

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The Red Admiral is often found in urban areas, such as gardens or parks, and is not easily disturbed through human presence. Especially in autumn, the Red Admiral is a frequent visitor to orchards, where it feeds on the juices from rotten fruit.

Red Admiral
Source: "Schmetterlinge entdecken, beobachten, bestimmen. Die 150 häufigsten tagaktiven Arten Mitteleuropas.“ Seggewiße & Wymann, Haupt Verlag.
Red Admiral
Photo: Simone Schneider