Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: First time this type butterfly visited Sheris healing flower garden..what is it?

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Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
Salvias Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Jun 24, 2017 2:57 PM CST
I had a new visitor and have never seen this species of butterfly in 15 years of having this flower garden
and having changed out many perennials in the garden.

Will someone tell me what this one is
It was exciting to see a butterfly that is not normally seen in my area

The butterflys are enjoying the Buzz variety of butterfly bushes...all new this year.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Jun 27, 2017 3:36 PM CST
The Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Jun 28, 2017 7:20 AM CST
Hurray! Sheri! I agree, that's a beautiful Red Admiral! The last time I saw one was in 2014.

Ventral view .............................................. Dorsal view
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