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Emerging red admiral butterfly. Image 7 of 11. Nearly fully emerged red admiral butterfly (Vanessa atlanta) suspended from a stinging nettle leaf. The chrysalis is has just emerged from is at left. The butterfly's wings are expanding as blood is pumped into their veins. For a sequence of images showing the butterfly emerging see Z355/1982 to Z355/1992.
Model release not required. Property release not required.