Name: White Admiral
Scientific name: Limenitis camilla
Nature Stars: 70
About: A medium-sized butterfly, black above and gingery brown below, with white patches on all wings and with a wingspan of about 6.5 cm. Adults are on the wing in late summer. They live in woodland, where the caterpillars feed on honeysuckle leaves. Usually seen in ones or twos, never very common.
How to identify: The only similar species is the larger, rare Purple Emperor.
Where: Found in woodlands in southern England.
Fantastic fact: The White Admiral seems to be expanding its range, perhaps as a result of climate change.
Photograph credit: Keith Warmington/www.warmies.co.uk