Indian Red Admiral Butterfly

The Indian Red Admiral or Asian Red Admiral (Vanessa indica) is a medium sized butterfly (wingspan: 55-65mm) in the family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies), subfamily Nymphalinae. The upper side of fore wing is dark-brown with red/orange markings and white spots near the apex. The under side of fore wing is very similar to upperside with three transverse blue spots beyond the cell. The upper side of hind wing is golden brown with marginal red/orange band having small black spots in the center. The underside of hind wing is mottled with different shade of brown. It's some time confused with its close relative, Painted Lady.

Indian Red Admiral Butterfly
Indian Red Admiral ButterflyIndian Red Admiral Butterfly


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