Butterfly sighting

May 10 2014

Darleen Horman

Location: my yard in Allenton
Washington County

Found this red admiral basking in the garden. Its left forewing was torn. It could still fly, but not very fast. It crawled onto my finger so I carried it to the stinging nettle patch. It immediately started depositing eggs. What a thrill to watch!

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral

Red Admiral