Yes, it's the same plant at work, and this time I am showcasing a real big beauty of the lepidoptera, the red admiral.
These are late summer flutterers, sometimes seen as late as November, or conversely, as early as Boxing Day as I discovered a few years later. They are hardy as anything, and never seem to look raggedy or wrecked as other species end up looking towards the end of their flight.
I myself am not looking too raggedy, as I've just given myself a haircut by the wheelie bin. The back and sides now match in length.
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