Red Admiral butterfly redux

The following photographs feature a Red Admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) spotted along the boardwalk that goes through the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park.

According to Kevin Munroe, park manager, Red Admiral butterflies prefer to feed on minerals rather than nectar. Salt in sweat and the minerals in animal scat are among the Red Admiral’s favorite foods.

This individual is perching/feeding on the hands of two women and on my shoe.


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One Response to “Red Admiral butterfly redux”

  1. Droopy | walter sanford's photoblog Says:

    […] of the Red Admiral’s wings are beautifully understated, distinctly different from the high-contrast colors on its dorsal […]

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