Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae

07243 Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1590 (ABH59.023)

Slavyanka foothills, SW Bulgaria, 5th May 2014.
Slavyanka foothills, SW Bulgaria, 5th May 2014.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Slavyanka foothills, SW Bulgaria, 5th May 2014.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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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:

Regional Information

Recorded in 43 (2.3%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.

Last recorded in July 2014

Recorded date range (Adult): 04 May to 21 July



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