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Offline mandible

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Red Admiral caterpillar
« on: 25/03/2009 22:31:27 »
Red Admiral caterpillar seen on North York Moors Friday 13th March. Looked healthy and very mobile. Should it around this time of year? Do they hibernate? What will happen to it this Summer?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 26/03/2009 11:01:33 »
Yes.  Although most Red Admirals migrate, they can also hibernate and their eggs can survive the UK winter.
By the summer it will have pupated and then may either fly south or hibernate...
 

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« Reply #2 on: 28/03/2009 11:42:52 »
Thanks Maz.
 

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