The patio received a new visitor as a red admiral butterfly gently landed on a perch. Red admirals are members of the brush-footed butterflies which also includes well-known butterflies such as the Monarch (Danaus plexippus) and Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui).

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Arthropods
Class: Insects
Order: Butteflies (Lepidoptera)
Family: Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae)

Genus: Vanessa
Species: V atalanta

PATIO LIFE

IF YOU PLANT IT – THEY WILL COME