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Butterfly  White Admiral


Photo: Gordon Morrison

UK Safari Tip:
Need help identifying butterflies? Checkout the beautifully illustrated fold-out chart in the Nature Shop called "Butterflies of Britain" - click here

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Latin name: Ladoga camilla

Size: Wingspan approximately 60mms.

Distribution: Found in southern England and up to the Midlands.

Months seen: June to September.

Habitat: Woodlands.

Food: Nectar.

Special features: Nectar from bramble flowers are a favourite food, but the females lay their eggs on honeysuckle leaves, the caterpillars food plant.

The caterpillars are green with reddish-brown hairs. They hibernate from autumn through to the following summer, when they pupate. After approximately two weeks the butterfly emerges.


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