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East Midlands Branch Butterfly Conservation

White Admiral Limenitis camilla

Habitat

The White Admiral is found in sunny rides of broad-leaved woodland mainly in southern and eastern England, although its range has been expanding, and it may also be found in mixed conifer and deciduous plantations. Its distribution is localised and scattered throughout much of its range.

Identification

It is black with white bands across the upper wings, and has a powerful gliding flight which can be mistaken for a Purple Emperor, which is found in the same habitats (although not in the East Midlands Region). It spends most of its time in the tree canopy feeding on honeydew, but will come to ground level attracted by bramble blossom.

Flight times

It is single-brooded, flying between mid-June and mid-August.

Food plants

The sole foodplant is Honeysuckle.

White Admiral - © Simon Jenkins cut out picture of White Admiral butterfly

Distribution Maps for the East Midlands Region

White Admiral distribution map 2010
2010 Summary
No of tetrads 5
First sighting 29/06/2010
Last sighting 27/08/2010
White Admiral distribution map 2011
2011 Summary
No of tetrads 2
First sighting 25/06/2011
Last sighting 28/07/2011
White Admiral distribution map 2012
2012 Summary
No of tetrads 3
First sighting 24/07/2012
Last sighting 19/08/2012
White Admiral distribution map 2013
2013 Summary
No of tetrads 2
First sighting 12/07/2013
Last sighting 08/08/2013
White Admiral distribution map 2014
2014 Summary
No of tetrads 2
First sighting 22/06/2014
Last sighting 17/072/014
White Admiral distribution map 2015
2015 Summary
No of tetrads 1
First sighting 17/07/2015
Last sighting 17/07/2015
White Admiral distribution map 2005-09

Combined records for the five year period 2005-09

White Admiral distribution map 2010-14

Combined records for the five year period 2010-14

 

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White Admiral

White Admiral © Christine Maughan

White Admiral

White Admiral © Simon Jenkins

White Admiral

White Admiral © Simon Jenkins

White Admiral

White Admiral © Christine Maughan

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