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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 14th September, 2008)

Red Admiral

Red Admiral
Taken in Haigh Hall walled gardens.

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D3 - Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro)
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Comment by: she44 on 14th September 2008 at 06:24

brill photo i had one of these for a pet when i was little about 1958 kept it in an old meat safe not the done thing these days sorry

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 14th September 2008 at 07:02

Brilliant photo, Dave.
The Red Admiral is probably Britain's most well known butterfly, and certainly one of the most beautiful, with it's almost perfect pattern of red bands and white spots on a black background. Some early butterfly books claim that the name Admiral is derived from "admirable", but given the fact that a great many butterfly species were named after armed forces ranks, it is unlikely.

Comment by: joe barker on 14th September 2008 at 10:01

another great picture

Comment by: Dave on 14th September 2008 at 11:12

Thanks :)

One of the few species that can hibernate and survive the winter.

Comment by: Frank Healy on 15th September 2008 at 08:43

Seem to have been very few butterflies around this year: or is it my imagination?

Comment by: Dave on 15th September 2008 at 22:45

Butterfly numbers in general have been low this year.

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