Saturday, 7 July 2007

White Admiral (Limenitis camilla)

Adult White Admiral (subspecies L. c. camilla) at Geddington, Northants - July 2011

OTHER NAMES: White Admirable, Eurasian White Admiral
Featured Subspecies: Limenitis camilla camilla
Length: ?
Wingspan: 56-66mm
UK Status: Vulnerable IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated

The White Admiral is a large, rare woodland species. It has a distinctive black and white appearance. The underside is similar to the Purple Emperor but it is smaller (although still large). It is a declining species, but can still be relatively numerous where it is present.

Related Species:
Order: Lepidoptera 

Family: Nymphalidae 
Genus: Limenitis
SUBSPECIES: L. c. camilla, L. c. japonica

- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM A scarce and local resident
 - Seen in Brigstock

Further Notes: 
RSPB, WikipediaBirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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