Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae

1590 (ABH59.023) Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07243

Bevill's Wood
Bevill's Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bevill's Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Bevill's Wood
Bevill's Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bevill's Wood
Bevill's Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 2nd August 2014.
Hemingford Grey, 2nd August 2014.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 2nd August 2014.
Hemingford Grey, 2nd August 2014.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 30th October 2017. On Ivy bloom.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 30th October 2017. On Ivy bloom.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Black Form, Great Staughton
Black Form, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Yellow Form, on Comfrey, Great Staughton
Yellow Form, on Comfrey, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Pupa
Pupa
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey, 27th July 2014. larval 'tent', slightly opened.
Hemingford Grey, 27th July 2014. larval 'tent', slightly opened.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 27th July 2014. larva in opened 'tent'.
Hemingford Grey, 27th July 2014. larva in opened 'tent'.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 27th July 2014. Breeding site in dappled sunlight.
Hemingford Grey, 27th July 2014. Breeding site in dappled sunlight.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 27th July 2014. Pupa in 'tent' in situ partly exposed..
Hemingford Grey, 27th July 2014. Pupa in 'tent' in situ partly exposed..
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 27th July 2014. Pupa in 'tent' - exposed.
Hemingford Grey, 27th July 2014. Pupa in 'tent' - exposed.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey, 2nd August 2014. Pupa about to energe.
Hemingford Grey, 2nd August 2014. Pupa about to energe.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
nr. Llanbedr, Merioneth. 15th August 2011.
nr. Llanbedr, Merioneth. 15th August 2011.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: M: 64-72mm, F: 70-78mm
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Common Hop (Humulus lupulus), Pellitory-of-the-wall (Parietaria judaica), Small Nettle (Urtica urens), herbaceous plants
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August-October
UK Presence: Resident and Immigrant
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 246 (91.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 January to 30 December

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 15 July to 26 August



Adult:

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Spiny
Colours:
black, yellow, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5