Vanessa atalanta in winter
viceroy at gate.net
Fri Nov 20 07:53:29 EST 1998
V. atalanta is currently flying in South Florida ... I spoke yesterday
to a butterfly enthusiast delighted with her guest. She is, of course,
planting false nettle in her garden ... Boehmaria cylindrica, our native
Morten Dewald Drøgemüller Hansen wrote:
> Hi LEPS-netters
> The last red admiral in Denmark was spotted on November 12th on a clear,
> sunny day. It was a very poor year for red admirals despite the huge
> immigration in June, probably due to the extremely cold summer weather.
> Now we can only wait for next year's immigration.
> But how is the situation elsewhere in Europe and the US? Are the
> butterflies still flying in winter time. Do they reproduce during winter
> or are they inactive?
> kind regards
> Morten DD Hansen
> Aarhus, Denmark
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