White admiral - Limenitis camilla

Underside  

Family: Nymphalidae

Flight Time: June/August.

Size: 52-60mm

Altitude: 0-1500m

 

Not particularly common in the UK it is mainly found in the larger woods of southern England. On the continent you may see the Southern white admiral Limenitis reducta which has a different underwing pattern and an extra spot on the forewing.

Upperside

 

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Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Limenitis reducta

Honeysuckle - Lonicera species

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White admiral distribution

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