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White Admiral

(Limenitis camilla)

 

 

25/05/09 Rhône

20/07/05 Rhône (69)

20/06/06 Rhône (69)

27/05/09 Rhône (69)

08/06/09 Rhône (69)

20/05/11 Rhône (69)

24/05/11 Rhône (69)

24/05/11 Rhône (69)

09/07/13 Rhône (69)

 

This species is very similar to L.reducta and you'll need a proper look to be sure which one you've got. However, there are a number of useful pointers for telling them apart. Firstly reducta is at least double brooded and starts flying in May before the single brooded camilla emerges. Reducta flies in more open situations....you'll find it zooming around in large clearings though always within reach of woodland or bushes. Camilla sticks to denser woodland. As for the external features reducta shows more contrast on the uppersides between the very black ground colour and the brillliant white markings. Also it has a strong, white cell spot which is faint or absent on camilla. The basal area of the underside hindwing is a dull grey in camilla and much whiter in reducta. Also reducta shows a much redder tone in the ground colour on this surface. Finally, there are two rows of black dots around the post-discal area of the wings in camilla and only one in reducta which is ghosted by light blue dots on the upperside.

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