Vanessa atalanta var. rubria
In the Western Hemisphere red admirals range from northern Canada, throughout the United States and Mexico and as far south as Guatemala. In Florida they are usually found in hammocks, marshes, swamps and along canals.
Favored host plants are herbs in the nettle (Urticaceae) family, particlularly false nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica), burning nettle (Urtica urens) and pellitory (Parietaria floridana).
Vanessa atalanta is a member of the Nymphalidae - Brush-footed butterflies family.
Other species of the Vanessa genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Vanessa virginiensis - AMERICAN LADY
Date record last modified: Jun 02, 2021