Red admiral butterfly Vanessa atalanta   Save
Red admiral butterfly Vanessa atalanta
Description: The red admiral is a common butterfly that can be found in all of Ohio's eighty-eight counties. It lives in open areas around forests. It is a member of the Nymphalidae (brushfooted) family and can be found from February through October, with peaks in May, June, and July. This species has a wingspan of 2.25 to 3 inches (5.7 to 7.6 cm). In Ohio there are more than 150 species of butterflies. Twenty-seven different species of butterflies representing five families can be found in the Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook, including all seven species of butterflies that are listed as endangered in Ohio. Butterflies are a part of the order Lepidoptera (from the Greek words lepis, which means scale and pteron, which means wing). There are nearly 17,500 species of butterflies world-wide. Approximately 750 of these can be found in North America. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1360_1156965_025
Subjects: Plants and Animals; Butterflies; Insects; Nymphalidae
Places: Ohio