Red Admiral Butterfly Vanessa atalanta

Red Admiral Butterfly Vanessa atalanta The unmistakable Red Admiral butterfly is a regular visitor to flower-rich gardens right across Britain and Ireland.  However, they are rarely seen between the months of October and May. The Red Admiral feeds primarily on plant nectar through summer.  Rotting fruit provides sustenance through autumn, when plants may be scarce. Adverse British winters are too gritty for such a delicate