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59.023 [B&F: 1590] Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) (Linnaeus, 1758)


Common immigrant from mainland Europe and Fennoscandia, appearing throughout the British Isles, in most years arriving in sufficient numbers to breed. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common throughout. Wingspan 67-72 mm. Larva feeds on Stinging Nettle, Small Nettle and Hop, unable to over-winter in significant numbers.

Flightime guide

Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 5293
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 6
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

As above but the larger the symbol, the greater the number of records
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