Small photograph of a Red Admiral
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Fleam Dyke
25 March 2012
Small photograph of a Red Admiral
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Great Yeldham
30 April 2011
Small photograph of a Red Admiral
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Salcey Forest
19 June 2012
Small photograph of a Red Admiral
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Great Yeldham
7 July 2011
Red Admiral
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Great Yeldham
3 Aug 2012
Small photograph of a Red Admiral
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Great Yeldham
18 Aug 2011
Small photograph of a Red Admiral
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Great Yeldham
22 Aug 2012
Small photograph of a Red Admiral
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Great Yeldham
1 Sept 2010
Small photograph of a Red Admiral
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Great Yeldham
13 Sept 2012
Small photograph of a Red Admiral
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Great Yeldham
12 Oct 2012

The Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta

The Red Admiral is one of our more common species. It is mostly an immigrant species, the early summer arrivals going on to produce has just one following brood per year. It also over-winters as an adult, emerging from hibernation in spring. The eggs are laid in early summer on nettles or hops.

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External links to Red Admiral pages: British Butterflies by Steven Cheshire . UK Butterflies by Peter Eeles
Search menu at Cockayne database for forms and aberrations

Adults in flight: MOST SEEN on ANY ONE DAY in early, mid and late month thirds.
Red Admiral sightings at Roseland House, Great Yeldham.
March April May June July August Sept Oct
2011 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 5 3 1 4 1 1 3 1 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 2 5 7 4 7 3 3 0
2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 2 3 3 1 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 0

Adults in flight: AVERAGE SIGHTINGS PER COUNTING DAY in early, mid and late month thirds.
Red Admiral sightings at Roseland House, Great Yeldham.         All species
March April May June July August Sept Oct
2011 0 0 0 0.2 0 0.2 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 0 0.4 0.6 2.1 1.6 0.3 0.9 0.1 0.4 0.9 1.0 2 0
2012 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 0.1 0.3 1.0 0.7 2.3 2.5 2.2 3.4 1.8 0.9 0
2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.8 1.3 0.3 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.8 0 0.6 1.0 1.6 1.5 0.3 1.6 3.8 1.5 0 0 0 0 0

Weather notes:
2011. July - early August very wet.
2012. April - mid July very wet. August to mid September dry.
2013. Winter wet, March and early April, very cold. The rest of the spring was mostly cold. July, mostly very warm. August, warm.
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