Monday, October 17, 2011

Red Admiral

The red admiral, Vanessa atalanta, is a common butterfly in many parts of the world. It can be found through out most of North America except for the extreme northern portions of Canada and Alaska. They can also be found in Europe, Asia, Africa, New Zealand and Central America.
In the warmer portions of their range they fly all year long. In the northern portions of their range they will migrate south for the winter. This means that each year many of the young butterflies that emerge from their chrysalis' in the south will travel north to repopulate the northern portions of their range.

9 comments:

Ida said...

Fabulous shots of this lovely butterfly. I really like the 1st shot.

Jeanne said...

lovely butterflies, and nice to hear a bit about them also! Great shots

Bom said...

Great captures!

Kim, USA said...

Wow that is beautiful!

After The Rain

Leora said...

Incredible details on those little bodies.

Fotografaire said...

Such butterfly beauties, and wonderful imagery.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Fantastic photography and perfect for RT ~thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/RT

GW Bill Miller said...

It is probably the most common of the anglewings here in NE Oklahoma. Handsome little fellow.

Firas said...

Amazing shots of nature's beauty!