Insects: Order – Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)

RED ADMIRAL-IMAGO

Common Name(s): Red Admiral
Species: Vanessa atalanta
Genus: Vanessa
Tribe: Nymphalini
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Family: Nymphalidae – Brush or four-footed Butterflies due to their habit of standing with four legs with the forelegs curled up. In many species these forelegs have a brush-like set of hairs.
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Suborder: Rhopalocera
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MAGPIE MOTH-IMAGO

Common Name(s): Magpie Moth
Species: Abraxas grossulariata
Genus: Abraxas
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Family: Geometridae – after the habit of their larvae looping as they walk as though they were measuring the earth (Inchworms).
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