Red Admiral Invasion Year in Great Lake States?

Gary Sibio garysibio at
Tue May 11 16:17:20 EDT 2010

I've been seeing more than normal in Chicago. I don't keep detailed
records so I can't be more specific.


On 5/11/10, Roger Kuhlman <rkuhlman at> wrote:
> I was wondering if other people in the Great Lake States region are noticing
> a much larger than normal influx of Red Admirals (Vanessa atalanta) this
> year. Since April 30 when good numbers of Red Admirals ( 30 to 40 at single
> sites) were first reported in both Northwest Monroe County and Southwest
> Washtenaw County of Southeast Michigan, Red Admiral migrants seem to be
> everywhere. So far they have not reached the highest levels of the last
> Vanessa invasion year of 2001 or have been accompanied by major influxes of
> sister Vanessa species American Painted Lady (V. virginensis) and Painted
> Lady (V. cardui) but the season is young.
> Roger Kuhlman
> Greater Washtenaw Butterfly Survey
> Ann Arbor, Michigan
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