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(European) White Admiral - Limenitis camilla
(European) White Admiral - Limenitis camilla

White admiral
The white admiral (Limenitis camilla), also known as the Eurasian white admiral, is a butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is common in Europe and Asia. Adult white admirals reach wingspans of 45 - 52 mm. The upper surface of their wings is black and brown with white spots, while the underside is more colourful. The hind wings have a double row of dark spots.
Butterfly - Limenitis camilla - (European) White Admiral
Butterfly - Limenitis camilla - (European) White Admiral
The caterpillar is green and spiky. The white admiral is found in moist forests, wetlands, river valleys and in the mountains at altitudes of up to 1500 metres.
Head side face - (European) White Admiral
Head side face - (European) White Admiral
The white admiral is active from June to August. It produces 1 new generation a year and lays its eggs on the food plants of its larvae - honeysuckle and snowberry. The larvae overwinter in a piece of leaf formed into a kind of bag that serves as a hideout. The caterpillars emerge again in the spring and pupate in early June.
Front view - (European) White Admiral
Front view - (European) White Admiral
Head front view - (European) White Admiral - Limenitis camilla
Head front view - (European) White Admiral - Limenitis camilla
Butterfly - Limenitis camilla - top view
Butterfly - Limenitis camilla - top view
Nymphalidae - (European) White Admiral
Nymphalidae - (European) White Admiral
(European) White Admiral - bottom side of wings
(European) White Admiral - bottom side of wings
(European) White Admiral - Limenitis camilla - Nymphalidae
(European) White Admiral - Limenitis camilla - Nymphalidae

Limenitis camilla
Common namesWhite Admiral, Eurasian White Admiral
German namesKleiner Eisvogel
Dutch namesKleine ijsvogelvlinder
Danish namesHvid Admiral
Finnish namesKuusamaperhonen
Swedish namesTryfjäril
Spanish namesNinfa de bosque
French namesPetit Sylvain, Petit Sylvain azuré, Deuil, Sibille, Le
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1764

North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain (England (South England (Southeast England (Kent (East Kent (Folkestone), North Kent), Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Sussex (East Sussex, West Sussex), Surrey county), Southwest England (Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorsetshire), Greater London), East England (Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire (Huntingdonshire), Bedfordshire), English Midlands (East Midlands (Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire), West Midlands (Staffordshire)))))), Germany (West Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)), Scandinavia (Sweden, Denmark), Fennoscandia (Finland), Baltic region (Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania))), West Europe (Austria, France (South France (Occitania (Midi-Pyrenees))), Switzerland, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), Liechtenstein), South Europe (Italy (North Italy, South Italy, Central Italy (Lazio (Rome))), Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Andorra)), Central Europe (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic (Moravia, Bohemia), Slovakia), Southeast Europe (Romania, Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia), Serbia and Montenegro (Serbia), Bosnia and Herzegovina), Bulgaria, Greece, Moldova), East Europe (Ukraine, Belarus)
Far East (East Asia (China, Japan, Korea (North Korea, South Korea))), South Asia (India), West Asia (Near East (Turkey)), Central Asia (Turkestan (Kyrgyzstan))
Armenia, Georgia
European Russia (North European Russia (Leningrad Oblast))
North America
Canada, USA
Norfolk Island

Fossils: Paleozoic,


West Palaearctic

CountriesAndorra, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, North Korea, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Kingdom
Taxonomic statusSynonymus of Limenitis reducta
Links and ReferencesLimenitis camilla in
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Limenitis camilla in Wikipedia (English)

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1. (European) White Admiral - Limenitis camilla
2. Butterfly - Limenitis camilla - (European) White Admiral
3. Head side face - (European) White Admiral
4. Front view - (European) White Admiral
5. Head front view - (European) White Admiral - Limenitis camilla
6. Butterfly - Limenitis camilla - top view
7. Nymphalidae - (European) White Admiral
8. (European) White Admiral - bottom side of wings
9. (European) White Admiral - Limenitis camilla - Nymphalidae
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AuthorLinnaeus, 1764
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