Red Admiral butterfly

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta rubria

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Red Admiral, aka Red Admirable, butterflies, are found throughout North America, and in every county in Oregon and Washington. They migrate north in the spring, abundant some years and not so abundant others. They are also found in Europe, Africa, New Zealand, and Asia.

W Boundary Road, Klamath County, Oregon

42.87051, -121.84766 This large puddle was such a great place for finding so many species of butterflies. It’s right by sand creek, and along a tree line created by highlines.

July 9, 2023

Red Admiral butterfly puddling
the only Red Admiral I saw in Oregon in 2023


  • Look for Red Admirals in the coastal counties in Oregon, as well as all others.

I have also found V. atalanta in Washington and in V. atalanta in Texas, and V. indica in China.


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