Friday 14 August 2020

Got a Red Admiral for you now

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.

Just about.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 14.08.20


  1. Aren't they the best? Best excuse ever for leaving a patch of nettles in your garden, Red Admirals need them.

  2. Great close up shots with so much detail! Thanks!

  3. Thank you everyone, fantastic beasties are red admirals

  4. beautiful photos, red admirals and small tortoiseshells are both very beautiful butterflies