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Photo#311598
Red Admiral caterpillar - Vanessa atalanta

Red Admiral caterpillar - Vanessa atalanta
Beck Park, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 13, 2009
Size: 14 mm, ~0.5 in
This color is typical for Red Admiral caterpillars, but they can vary dramatically. Compare its relative, collected from the same plant on the same day:



(I'm assuming they're siblings - same species, found on same plant, pupated the same day, eclosed the same day.)

*_ This Life Cycle also shown on info page for this species.

Images of this individual: tag all
UI caterpillar - Nymphalinae? - Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral caterpillar - Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral caterpillar - Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral caterpillar - prepupa - Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral chrysalis - Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral - reared from caterpillar - Vanessa atalanta