All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Red Admiral</strong> <br><em>Vanessa atalanta</em>
Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta
I photographed this butterfly at Frozen Head State Park. It looks much different with open wings than it does with them closed (see following photo). The species name sound like an Italian's pronunciation of Georgia's largest city! :)
Host plants for caterpillar include: Nettles, false nettles, hops.