The Vanessa atalanta is also known as the red admiral or, previously, the red admiral. Great names, aren't they? This butterfly has a wingspan of about 5 cm and they have black wings, red bands and white spots.
This species was first described in 1758. This beautiful butterfly is known as an unusually human friendly butterfly and often lands on, and uses people as perches.
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