Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Vanessa atlanta

This is not a butterfly you are likely to confuse with any other. Its distinct orange/red markings make it stand out in your garden or in a field. The Red Admiral can be found throughout the United States and in every part of Texas.

I’ve had Red Admirals in my backyard in both San Angelo and Sugar Land. It is one of the few butterflies that will rest upon the broadside of the fence or even the house. I have seen it feed on lantana, butterfly bush, and other flowers.

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