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The caterpillar of the red admiral (Vanessa atalanta) feeding on a stinging nettle (Urtica dioica). The red admiral butterfly can be found across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. The butterfly hibernates as an adult appearing on sunny days in early spring. Photographed in Somerset, UK, in August.
Model release not required. Property release not required.