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Skipper? Buckeye?

19 Jul

mothORbutterflyRegina spotted this specimen on the tomato plants today. Thoughts?

Update: Its a Red Admiral! Thanks to Sarah for the assist!

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4 Responses to “Skipper? Buckeye?”

  1. Sandra Palley-Brandt July 19, 2014 at 10:15 PM #

    It’s a Red Admiral. I looked it up in a butterfly reference book I’ve got.

    • alternahealthgrrrl July 19, 2014 at 10:31 PM #

      Thanks! I’ve been looking through sites but couldn’t match it. Fun!

  2. fodrambler July 22, 2014 at 6:00 AM #

    Hi, yes it is a Red Admiral and it’s foodplant for the caterpillars is Stinging Nettles, they eat lots of them 🙂

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