Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54363

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Nymphalidae
Genus:Vanessa
Genus species:Vanessa indica

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:wingspan 55-65 mm
Identification:This butterfly has scales on its four wings, clubs on the ends of its antennae, and a coiled proboscis.
Habitat:Flowery banks, Woodland boarders.
Diet:Herbivore: nectar, rotting fruit, pollen
Reproduction:Butterflies usually start courting as soon as they are able to fly. Eggs are laid on plants, typically on the underside of leaves. Adults can live anywhere from one week to eight months, depending on the species.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:There are over 20,000 known butterfly species. They can be separated from moths by the fact that they are diurnal and hold their wings vertically when not in flight. Butterflies go through four stages of metamorphosis - egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis), and adult.

Other Information

Geographic:Canary Islands and Madeira India, China, Japan, Korea Date:1970-10 Subjects:Indian red admiral
insect
Red admiral (Insect)
Vanessa (Insects)
Nymphalidae
Butterflies
Lepidoptera
Insects
Arthropoda
Invertebrates
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54363