Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Red Admiral butterflies on Deutzia gracilis

The Deutzia gracilis shrub at the east entrance to Lilly Hall has begun blooming and today is swarming with dozens of red admiral butterflies (Vanessa atalanta).

Link to previous post on this Deutzia gracilis:

Link to Vanessa atalanta:

Reports the last few days are that red admiral butterflies are unusually prevalent, here is a link:

Pictures taken April 18, 2012, Purdue campus.

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