Admirals of April

Red Admiral Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly

The population of Red Admirals has greatly increased during the past week in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. The Red Admiral does not overwinter in Indiana but migrates from the south. In 2012, a warmer than usual spring, we had flocks of Red Admirals in April. The migration moved into Indiana on the warm winds last week and the weather is good as the lows have remained above freezing. It is fun to watch about about a half dozen males fight for territory in my side yard and collide with the window. The males bump each other in flight then return to a roost.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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