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Comprehensive Description

    Description
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    Size 56-63 mm. Unmistakable; sexes similar.It is easy to identify dut to striking patterning; the black forewings feature prominent red bars and white spots. The undersides of the hindwings are delicately patterned with brown and black

Distribution

    Distribution in Egypt
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    Northern regions

    Global Distribution
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    Widespread (Holarctic)

    Records
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    34 records. Latest in 1987 (Alexandria)

Habitat

    Habitat
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    Cultivated areas.Red Admirals tend to be found in moist environments such as marshes, woods, fields, and well-watered gardens.

Trophic Strategy

    Trophic Strategy
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    Host-plants: Urtica and Parietaria (Urticaceae).

Behavior

    Behaviour
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    Larvae form a tent-like feeding shelter by tying together the edges of the leaf on which they are feeding

Life Cycle

    Life Cycle
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    The eggs are barrel-shaped and take about a week to hatch. The larvae are variable in colour, and take  two to three weeks to form pupae then adults emerge.

    The Flight Period
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    February and September-November

Conservation Status

    Abundance
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    Common

    IUCN
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    Not Assessed (not resident in Egypt)

    Status in Egypt
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    Migrant. Not normally breed in Egypt (Larsen 1990)