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Vanessa atalanta
(red admiral butterfly)

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Vanessa atalanta (red admiral butterfly)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 16 November 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Vanessa atalanta
  • Preferred Common Name
  • red admiral butterfly
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus)

Preferred Common Name

  • red admiral butterfly

Other Scientific Names

  • Cynthia atalanta Linnaeus
  • Pyramaeis atalanta
  • Pyrameis atalanta Linnaeus

International Common Names

  • English: admiral, red; red admiral
  • French: vanesse amirale; vulcain

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Admiral

EPPO code

  • VANSAT (Vanessa atalanta)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Nymphalidae
  •                             Genus: Vanessa
  •                                 Species: Vanessa atalanta

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

Asia

LebanonUnconfirmed record

North America

USAUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-ArizonaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-IowaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Europe

AustriaUnconfirmed record
BulgariaUnconfirmed record
Czechoslovakia (former)Unconfirmed record
FranceUnconfirmed record
GermanyUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
ItalyPresent
NetherlandsPresent
NorwayPresent
Russian FederationPresentPresent based on regional distribution.
-Central RussiaWidespreadKlepikov,95
SwitzerlandUnconfirmed record
UKPresent

Habitat List

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CategorySub-CategoryHabitatPresenceStatus
Terrestrial

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Compsilura concinnata Parasite Larvae
Exorista larvarum Parasite Larvae
Pales pavida Parasite Larvae
Pelatachina tibialis Parasite Larvae
Phryxe nemea Parasite Larvae
Phryxe vulgaris Parasite Larvae
Sturmia bella Parasite Larvae
Voria ruralis Parasite Larvae

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