Vanessa atalanta in winter

Anne Kilmer viceroy at
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
larval host. 
Anne Kilmer
South Florida

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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