Red Admiral

The Red Admiral is also known as Vanessa atalanta, named after a prominent figure in Greek mythology known as Atalanta. She was a strong hunter who was uninterested in marriage unless the man could beat her in a foot race, which may explain why these butterflies were named after her: they are known as very strong fliers. These butterflies can be found in all 50 states. Males can be very territorial, and will try to chase out anything that enters its territory, with the exception of Red Admiral females.

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