Red Admiral Butterfly
Butterfly Size: 1 3/4 – 3 inches
Habitats: Moist woods, yards, parks, marshes, seeps, moist fields
Plants for the Red Admiral Butterfly
Plants of the nettle family (Urticaceae) including:
- stinging nettle (Urtica dioica)
- tall wild nettle (U. gracilis)
- wood nettle (Laportea canadensis)
- false nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica)
- pellitory (Parietoria pennsylvanica)
- mamaki (Pipturus albidus)
Red Admirals prefer:
- sap flows on trees
- fermenting fruit
- bird droppings
visiting flowers only when these are not available.
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