Vanessa atalanta

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Noun1.Vanessa atalanta - of temperate Europe and AsiaVanessa atalanta - of temperate Europe and Asia; having black wings with red and white markings
brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly - medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
genus Vanessa, Vanessa - painted beauty and red admiral
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While not as plentiful at my place in 2003 as other years, I also had a few black swallowtails (Papilio polyxenes--see The 2003 Prairie Garden, p.87), wood nymphs (several species), alfalfa butterflies (Colias eurytheme), white admirals (Limenitis arthemis) and red admirals (Vanessa atalanta), and American painted ladies (V.
It is a Red Admirable, or Vanessa atalanta, and it seems to tug at Shade's sleeve just before he is shot, as Kinbote puts it, in "an almost frightening imitation of conscious play" (PF 290).
& Benj.) Anicia Checkerspot Nymphalis antiopa (L.) Mounrning Cloak Aglais milberti (Godart) Milbert's Tortoise Shell Vanessa cardui (L.) Painted Lady Vanessa annabella (Field) West Coast Lady Vanessa atalanta (L.) Red Admiral Basilarchia weidemeyerii Edw.
This paper analyses this problem based on an intensive long term study of Vanessa atalanta (L.) that covered nearly 8000 days, most of them consecutive, for 22 years (April 15, 1977-April 14, 1999), in a subtropical habitat near Orlando, Florida.