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Red Admiral

These caterpillars are remarkable in that they roll themselves inside a leaf on their host plant, folding the two edges of the leaf over and “stitching” them with webbing, and then eat the leaf from the inside out. This mechanism gives them some degree of safety from predators when they’re in their leafy “blankets.”

Host Plant(s): False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica), Pellitory (Parietoria pennsylvanica).

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The two butterfly photos, are very, very, very, beautiful!!! Daniel.

— Daniel · 15 July 2011, 10:19 · #

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