Easily recognized by its distinctive red forewing band, adult Red Admirals fly in a quick, erratic manner. Red Admirals are often seen perching on low vegetation or on the ground in the sun drinking from flowers or fruit. Unafraid of humans, adult butterflies may alight on visitors.
Latin Name: Vanessa Atalanta
Habitat:Oak Hammock, Swamp, Marsh
Diet: Larva – nettles Adults – sap, fruit, nectar