Nymphalidae Nymphalinae Nymphalini Polygonia egea Vanessa cardui
Vanessa atalanta (Linnaeus, 1758)
Red Admiral
Vulcain

Genus: Vanessa Fabricius, 1807   Original genus: Papilio Linnaeus, 1758

Synonims (genus):
   Cynthia Fabricius, 1807
   Pyrameis Hübner, 1819

Adult:
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, September 23, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, May 1, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey, November 6, 2010
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Plitvice, Croatia, August 2001
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. atalanta (© Ilaria Pimpinelli)
Adult, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, April 2002
(Photo by Ilaria Pimpinelli)
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Roma, Italy, June 1992
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Adult, Roma, Italy, June 1992
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. atalanta (© Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues)
Adult, Almaceda, Castelo Branco, Portugal, April 19, 2003
(Photo by Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues)
V. atalanta (© Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues)
Adult, Almaceda, Castelo Branco, Portugal, April 18, 2003
(Photo by Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues)

Larva:
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, September 5, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, May 20, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva (inside a rolled leaf), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 29, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, May 17, 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Larva, Roma, Italy, May 1992
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Pupa:
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa (newly formed), Vivaro (Roma), Italy, September 10, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, September 13, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, May 5, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa, Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey, October 23, 2010
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Pupa (just before hatching), Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey, November 5, 2010
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Egg:
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Egg, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, August 18, 2007
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)
V. atalanta (© Paolo Mazzei)
Egg, Vivaro (Roma), Italy, May 11, 2003
(Photo by Paolo Mazzei)

Foodplants:
Urtica, Parietaria

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