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|Common Name||Red Admiral|
|Scientific Name||Vanessa atalanta|
|Related Species||Nymphalid Butterflies (Admirals and Fritillaries)|
A familiar garden butterfly, especially later in the year.
Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species at these locations:
Please note that the markers show APPROXIMATE locations of the observation, not exact locations! You can find often find out more information about location by looking at the original tweet. Click on any marker to see the name of the location and then click on the location name to see more details about the site where available.
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These contributors have submitted records for this species:Displaying 1 - 21 of 21
|Dorset Wildlife Trust||2|
|Portland Bird Observatory||1|
|Two Owls Birding||1|
These are some photographs of this species that have accompanied tweets from Twitter contributors. Click/tap a photo to see the original version.Displaying 1 - 3 of 3
This pic was taken on 4th September 2012. It was that time of year when the only butterfly that...
This pic was taken on 20th August 2013. Although the upper side of the wings on the red admiral is...
05/04/2017 - 12:00
The original tweets from which these records have been derived:
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|Record Date||Recorded at||Recorded by||Tweet|
|22/10/2017 - 06:16||Verwood Area||Colin Lamond||
Some insects on Ivy in Verwood yesterday. Red Admiral, Cluster Fly (Pollenia) and Episyrphus balteatus. https://t.co/4kT2osbfJM
|11/10/2017 - 09:49||Bournemouth Area||Andrew Cooper||
Fresh-faced Red Admiral in the garden yesterday, the empty chrysalis, from which it came, is crumpled like anotherâ¦ https://t.co/wxUXwVqK3N
|10/10/2017 - 13:44||Bournemouth Area||Andrew Cooper||
A couple of Red Admirals are still gracing the garden, this one enjoying the fermenting pears yesterday. https://t.co/OqB44V0eJy
|08/10/2017 - 16:01||Cole Wood||Peter Orchard||
Also from Cole Wood: Several hornets, several red admiral, speckled wood, great spotted woodpecker, grey squirrel and 2 buzzards overhead
|06/10/2017 - 13:38||Hengistbury Head Local Nature Reserve||John Lloyd||
It's been a great autumn for Red Admirals so far. Lots feeding on ivy at Hengistbury Head this morning. https://t.co/rzOV2P22cP
|05/10/2017 - 17:46||Osmington Mills||Peter Orchard||
Ringstead to Osmington Mills: Mesembrina meridiana, ivy bee, red admiral (lots) large white, clouded yellow, small copper, peacock, kestrel
|04/10/2017 - 12:59||Lodmoor Nature Reserve||Liz Woodford|
|03/10/2017 - 19:12||Durlston Country Park||Peter Orchard||
Other butterflies at Durlston today: large white, speckled wood, meadow brown and lots of red admirals
|03/10/2017 - 14:57||Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove||Retweet|
|03/10/2017 - 12:15||Portland Bill||Retweet|
|02/10/2017 - 14:01||Church Ope Cove||Martin Adlam||
Church Ope Cove: Butterflies this morning, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Large White and a nice Clouded Yellow. @PortlandBirdObs
|28/09/2017 - 16:17||Radipole Lake Nature Reserve||Peter Orchard||
Also from Radipole: GS woodpecker, red admirals, small copper, southern hawker, common darter, H pendulus, E tenax, E pertinax, Cettis x 6
|27/09/2017 - 08:46||Ferrybridge and Portland Harbour||Debby Saunders||
Also at Ferrybridge Short-eared Owl, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Brent Geese over, Kingfisher in the channel , Red Admirals everywhere
|18/09/2017 - 15:35||Bindon Hill||Lulworth Rangers||
Small copper out on Bindon Hill this morning. Also seen were 2 Adonis blue, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral, Small Heath,â¦ https://t.co/YnZ29h3L0Q
|17/09/2017 - 23:05||Portland||Retweet||
RT @Portland_Nature: Back to Portland again. A walk along Barleycrates Lane, counted the following on Ivy. 150+ Red Admiral, 12 Peacock, 2â¦
|15/09/2017 - 14:53||Alners Gorse Nature Reserve||Richard Bradford|
|02/09/2017 - 14:13||Portland||Debby Saunders||
Garden full of Butterflies today, at least 10 Red Admiral, 7 Small Tortoiseshell, singles of Painted Lady and Peacoâ¦ https://t.co/UIfy2BlxuU
|01/09/2017 - 15:00||Portland Bird Observatory||Portland Bird Observatory||
...noticeable northbound passage of Red Admirals.
|30/08/2017 - 09:49||Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove||Lulworth Rangers||
Butterflies yesterday - Adonis, C'hill & Com blue, Med Brown, Marb White, Sm Heath, L & S White, P Lady, Sm Tort, Red A, & Sp Wood.
|25/08/2017 - 22:02||Coneys Castle||Pam Parsons||Red Admiral today NT Coneys Castle Dorset @NatureUK @savebutterflies @BC_Dorset https://t.co/IwGfAwn2Xo|
|11/08/2017 - 11:04||Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens||Peter Orchard||A few insects at Abbotsbury gardens yesterday but I suppose as most are imported flowers they are not popular with native insect species?|
|24/07/2017 - 20:30||Ferrybridge and Portland Harbour||Dorset Wildlife Trust||Wildlife walk today: Common Blue, Red Admiral & Painted Lady! @DorsetWildlife @wildlife_skills @BC_Dorsetâ¦ https://t.co/wMhh680hLC|
|24/07/2017 - 18:45||Portland||Debby Saunders||I'm watching around 15 Red Admiral #butterflies on the Buddleia from the kitchen window âº|
|16/07/2017 - 16:45||Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve||Two Owls Birding||Common Blue, Grayling, Peacock, Red Admiral, 6spot Burnets, Gatekeeper #ButterflyCount #lytchettbaywildlife https://t.co/7dZtMiLDsy|
|19/06/2017 - 19:30||Holt Wood||Ian Ballam||Red Admiral, Queens Copse https://t.co/58ueufQew0|
|28/05/2017 - 17:15||Bridport and West Bay Area||Tom Brereton||Plenty of Red Admirals in and around Bridport at the moment, plus the odd Silver Y and Painted Lady https://t.co/K8dTYQUFtY|
|22/05/2017 - 19:00||Bincombe Down||Bob Ford||Lots of small blues by the Weymouth Relief Road this afternoon, also this dingy skipper. See full species list atâ¦ https://t.co/5Et0zUVfEX|
|07/05/2017 - 20:45||See notes||Andrew Cooper||There appears to be an increase in Red Admirals in the last few days, including egg laying females along the Riverâ¦ https://t.co/PKXyKTkxhL|
|01/05/2017 - 12:45||Lychett Bay and Turlin Moor Local Nature Reserve||Ian Ballam||Must have been an influx of Red Admirals today 30+ across the fields also 1 LRP #LytchettFields @harbourbirds|
|29/04/2017 - 14:45||Arne Nature Reserve||RSPB Arne||Suns brought out the butteflies. Green Hairstreak, Orange-tips, Comma, Brimestones, Speckled Wood, G V White & Red Admiral so far.|
|05/04/2017 - 12:00||Lorton Meadows Nature Reserve||Dorset Wildlife Trust||Beautiful morning at Lorton Meadows with a stunning Red Admiral #DWTwey https://t.co/s59A0Bvcen|
|25/03/2017 - 15:45||Radipole Lake Nature Reserve||RSPB Weymouth||Common lizards ð¦ seen at Radipole today + brimstone, peacock, red admiral, comma & sml tortoiseshell ð¦ @BC_Dorset @ARC_Bytes #spring|
|02/03/2017 - 18:15||See notes||Nick Hull||Had my first butterfly of the year at Blandford this afternoon a Red Admiral.|
|07/02/2017 - 19:45||Studland Heath National Nature Reserve||Hamish Murray||Red Admiral at Studland this afternoon - looked a bit tatty but quite understandable after a long winter https://t.co/mJ0gMg9RYk|