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Image Taken on 26 Aug 2016 at 13:41    Image of day on 16 Oct 2016

A pristine Red Admiral Butterfly sipping Water Mint nectar through it's built-in straw.


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Image Taken on 28 Aug 2017 at 15:56    Image of day on 15 Oct 2017

This Red Admiral butterfly was caught circling the Buddleia, but we had seen them over the Water Mint as well and this is what we show the butterfly with.


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Image Taken on 30 Jun 2019 at 12:40    Image of day on 22 Aug 2019

The Red Admiral butterfly here shows the wings from the top.


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Image Taken on 02 Aug 2015 at 14:13    Image of day on 06 Oct 2015

A rather 'worn' Red admiral Butterfly could nevertheless fly well.


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Image Taken on 22 Aug 2010 at 12:07    Image of day on 08 Oct 2010

A bit of sunshine tends to bring out the butterflies on even quite cool days. These two were enjoying a sheltered patch of blackberries (brambles) when we 'invited' them in for a photo session.
First a Red Admiral butterfly.


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Image Taken on 16 Sep 2010 at 16:18    Image of day on 05 Nov 2010

And now a Red Admiral butterfly.


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Image Taken on 30 Aug 2009 at 09:42    Image of day on 08 Oct 2009

A pristine batch of Red Admiral butterflies have emerged, and we caught a couple to photograph. The first was taken in flight at a moment that shows both top and bottom of the wings.


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Image Taken on 30 Jun 2019 at 12:34    Image of day on 22 Aug 2019

This Red Admiral butterfly made a couple of nice flights for us, here showing only the bottom of the wings.


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Image Taken on 21 Sep 2006 at 15:26    Image of day on 04 Oct 2006

This year the fallen apples have attracted dozens of Red admiral butterflies.


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Image Taken on 29 Oct 2006 at 13:35    Image of day on 01 Nov 2006

Surprised to see a few Red Admiral Butterflies about even on a sunny and not too cold day this late in the year.


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Image Taken on 19 Sep 2006 at 11:00    Image of day on 07 Oct 2006

This Red Admiral Butterfly was in a pool of sunlight that makes it glow.


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Image Taken on 17 Sep 2006 at 13:17    Image of day on 24 Sep 2006

A pair of images (second tomorrow) that show a Red Admiral Butterfly with wings closed and then momentarily opened


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Image Taken on 17 Sep 2006 at 13:17    Image of day on 25 Sep 2006

A pair of images (first yesterday) that show a Red Admiral Butterfly now with wings momentarily opened.


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Image Taken on 03 Jul 2016 at 15:44    Image of day on 20 Aug 2016

Our first Red Admiral Butterfly this year, warming itself on the afternoon sun-warmed wall of our garage.


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Image Taken on 01 Sep 2016 at 18:10    Image of day on 22 Oct 2016

An almost pristine Red Admiral Butterfly warming itself nicely centred on a leaf in the sunshine. Ahh!


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Image Taken on 16 Sep 2009 at 12:45    Image of day on 25 Oct 2009

Not much by way of butterflies on show now - just the odd tatty speckled wood. So this lovely Red admiral has to be counted as a bonus.


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Image Taken on 28 Jun 2019 at 12:30    Image of day on 22 Aug 2019

A Red Admiral Butterfly on an Ox-eye daisy flower ...


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Image Taken on 28 Jun 2019 at 12:30    Image of day on 22 Aug 2019

... but not feeding. Here you see details of the curled up Proboscis.


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Image Taken on 18 Sep 2012 at 16:13    Image of day on 25 Oct 2012

This year we have had a lovely and atypical show of 10 or 20 at once of Red Admiral butterflies. We normally see them on our Yellow Buddleia, but this one was basking on a River Birch tree (Betula nigra) which is apparently a USA native. Anyway, we were taken by the colour contrasts.


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Image Taken on 23 Aug 2016 at 13:42    Image of day on 11 Oct 2016

Atypically choosing this long flowering yellow Buddleia while the white variety is still in flower, a Red Admiral Butterfly feeds and shows the underside of the wings.


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