Taxon profile


Red Admiral
Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  family Nymphalidae - brushfoots »  genus Vanessa - Red admirals »  species group atalanta

Scientific synonyms

Papilio atalanta Linnaeus, 1758
Pyrameis ammiralis Godart, 1821

Type taxon of:Vanessa Fabricius, 1807 (Papilio atalanta Linnaeus, 1758), Nymphalis Latreille, 1804 (Papilio atalanta Linnaeus, 1758), Pyrameis Hübner, 1819 (Papilio atalanta Linnaeus, 1758), Ammiralis Rennie, 1832 (Papilio atalanta Linnaeus, 1758)





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Intertaxon relationships

food: Urtica dioica L. - Common Nettle

Links and literature

CZ EN Laštůvka Z., Liška J.: Checklist of Lepidoptera of the Czech Republic [] [as Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 28 February 2009
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [441684]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN SR Djurić M.: Butterflies of Serbia [] [as Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758)]
CZ DE Bělín V. (1999): Motýli České a Slovenské republiky aktivní ve dne, Kabourek, Zlín [as Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN Jakšić P., Nahirnić A., Petrović S. (2013): Compendium of Serbian Butterflies with Vernacular Names, Bulletin of the Natural History Museum, 6: 75-88 [as Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 18 January 2014

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