Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1175337

Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta

Observation date: June 24, 2018
Submitted by: A_baldini
Specimen type: Sighting
Observation notes: Time: ~7:00 p.m. Weather: Warm, fairly calm, and mostly cloudy. Habitat: Drainage canal supporting common milkweed, large trees, and various other vegetation. Notes: Several Red Admirals were swirling around erratically within the wooded area next to the canal. They were quite active, despite the weather and time of day. A couple of them landed, allowing for a close approach to confirm identification.
Status: Resident
Verified by: A_baldini
Verified date: July 31, 2018
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States