Vanessa [Cynthia] atalanta (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Nymphalidae)


Larva

Forewing Length: 28-31mm, Wingspan: 50-60mm; Proboscis Length: 13-15mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
(2 - 3 Weeks) April - October
(Earliest: 10.7)
May - October April - October
(Earliest: 13.3)
(1 - 2 Generations)
Migratory

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)
(Monophagous)

Urtica dioica
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Nectar

Anthriscus sylvestris Nectar

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar

Salix caprea Nectar

Crataegus Nectar

Sorbus aucuparia Nectar

Calluna vulgaris Nectar
Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Pales pavida Larva

Phryxe nemea Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Vanessa atalanta
UK Butterflies Red Admiral
Nature Spot: Red Admiral - Vanessa atalanta
Biodiversity Reference: Red Admiral
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Vanessa atalanta
Lepiforum: Vanessa atalanta


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