Project Description

The red admiral butterfly is mid-sized with a wingspan of four to eight centimetres, and is common in North America.  This one was noticed at the Public Gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  This variety of butterfly is people friendly and often perches on humans!  The red admiral makes its home in a wide variety of places, from urban gardens and grass fields to parking lots.  These small butterflies are known to vigorously defend their territory against other males of their kind, and choose exposed areas like tree trunks or hilltops as lookout points.