They are found from Alaska and Canada south into the eastern U.S. to Florida and west to the Rocky Mountains and central Texas. They are also found in Europe and Asia.
They live in forests with some open areas with brambles for nectar.
They have dark wings with a wide, white band across each wing, and a row of orange spots and bluish dashes outside of that. Their wingspan can reach more than 3.25".
They perch on trees and tall bushes.
The caterpillars eat birch, willow and poplar leaves. Adults eat honeysuckle nectar.
Females lay eggs on food leaves and hatching caterpillars eat them.
Species: L. camilla
When you research information you must cite the reference. Citing for websites is different from citing from books, magazines and periodicals. The style of citing shown here is from the MLA Style Citations (Modern Language Association).
When citing a WEBSITE the general format is as follows.
Author Last Name, First Name(s). "Title: Subtitle of Part of Web Page, if appropriate." Title: Subtitle: Section of Page if appropriate. Sponsoring/Publishing Agency, If Given. Additional significant descriptive information. Date of Electronic Publication or other Date, such as Last Updated. Day Month Year of access < URL >.
Amsel, Sheri. "Butterfly (White Admiral)" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2021. September 20, 2021
< http://www.exploringnature.org/db/view/Butterfly-White-Admiral >