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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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).