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Red Admirals (Vanessa atalanta)

The lady is an admiral in this case.  The English and Latin names are in conflict, since the Red Admiral isn't a part of the Viceroys and Admirals group (sub-family Limenitidinae), of which the White Admiral is a member.  (But more about that later...) 

 Durham, NC, 7/25/03. Ventral view of same butterfly) Near the shore of Silver Lake on 5/13/03 in the town of Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/24/05 Ocracoke, 5/15/05.  This butterfly clearly has seen some action.


Durham, near swamp, 7/28/05. Jordan Lake shore, Chatham County, NC, 9/11/05 Mason Farm Biological Reserve, 9/18/05.