Sunday 10 October 2021

Red Admiral.

 A couple of days ago I went for a bike ride and as I took the bike out of the garage I noticed a Red Admiral asleep on the wall. When I returned the butterfly was still there, and I also noticed the pupa case that it had emerged from hanging from a nearby drainpipe.

With the front of the house staying in shadow until the early evening I decided to take the butterfly to the back garden where it would stand a better chance of warming up and feeding before the cold night came. With light winds and quite cloudy conditions it only warmed up slowly which gave me plenty of opportunities to get some photos of the obviously very fresh individual.

Red Admiral posing on Purple Toadflax.


  1. Hello Bob. Good on you for doing that! According to statistics from Butterfly Conservation (UK) they need every bit of help that we can give them

    I am on the other side of the world to you but also love butterflies. We have our own red admiral here…. This one is only found in New Zealand. Check it out on our website

  2. Thankyou Jacqui for taking the time to look at my blog. I bet you have many great species over in New Zealand.