red admiral


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red admiral

n
(Animals) a nymphalid butterfly, Vanessa atalanta, of temperate Europe and Asia, having black wings with red and white markings. See also white admiral
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Noun1.red admiral - of temperate Europe and Asiared admiral - 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
Translations
babočka admirál
amiraali
atalantavanessa
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Keep clumps of nettles Many common garden butterflies, such as the red admiral, comma and small tortoiseshell, lay eggs on stinging nettles.
Aaron Khaliq, of Red Admiral Close in Stockton, has now been charged over the incident.
Ray Sandiford, who has been rearing butterflies for 40 years will release hundreds of Red Admiral butterflies (nothing to do with wool but a spectacular event).
So far the warm weather has given some species like the meadow brown, red admiral and ringlet a good start," he said.
Migrant butterflies, such as the red admiral, are also growing in number.
One such familiar and vividly marked species is the Red Admiral, one of the largest and most magnifi-cent butterflies in Britain.
UNUSUAL Red Admiral butterflies snapped by Steve Lawson in Glasgow
Attracts American Lady, cabbage white, common buckeye, painted lady, pearl crescent, question mark, red admiral, viceroy, American snout, common checkered-skipper, fiery skipper, orange sulphur, eastern tailed-blue, lorquin admiral, west coast lady, sleepy orange, anise swallowtail and sachem butterflies as well as sparrows and goldfinches.
His latest album, Mavanga, is available online through Britain's Red Admiral records.
Mann mulls it over TRAINER Charlie Mann will rely on either Fine Parchment or the long-absent Red Admiral in the ZEturf.
Everybody knows butterflies adore buddleia, but the caterpillars of the red admiral love nettles.