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Wordless Wednesday—Evening Dining

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Not completely wordless this Wednesday, last evening I spotted a butterfly enjoying newly opened flowers of Lantana camara (Common lantana). The striking pattern and distinct coloring made it easy to identify this as Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta).

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

The light was low and the Red Admiral jumped around out of range as I approached so it was hard to get a good photograph, but in several images I was excited to see reflections in the fence post.

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) on Lantana camara (Common lantana)

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) on Lantana camara (Common lantana)