Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 14th September, 2008)
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
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.
another great picture
One of the few species that can hibernate and survive the winter.
Seem to have been very few butterflies around this year: or is it my imagination?
Butterfly numbers in general have been low this year.