red admiral

Anne Kilmer viceroy at
Thu Aug 12 11:09:22 EDT 1999

Dr. Lucille O'Shea Ryan reports that during the last two winters, she
had the pleasure of a red admiral, Vanessa atalanta,  overwintering in
her study. Dr. Ryan's study is near Westport, County Mayo, Ireland. 
She is well able to distinguish this butterfly from the tortoiseshells
known to enjoy our hospitality. 
This is of interest because there are very few records of Red Admirals
overwintering in Ireland. 
Anne Kilmer
south Florida

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