Vanessa atalanta “Red Admiral” Nymphalidae

Palouse Falls State Park, WA
June 8, 2015
Robert Niese

This lovely Red Admiral sought refuge on this tree as the wind picked up at Palouse. This is an uncommon view of this species whose common name reflects its bright red markings on its upper surfaces. The Red Admiral also has red markings on its underwings, but keeps them hidden while attempting to camouflage itself as it is doing here.

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