Indian Red Admiral

Vanessa indica (va-NESS-uh in-DICK-uh)

Indian Red Admiral - Lunglei, Mizoram, India 11-Oct-2011 [Milind Bhakare]
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Checklist Number
59.0251

Family:NymphalidaeRafinesque, 1815
Subfamily:NymphalinaeRafinesque, 1815
Tribe:NymphaliniRafinesque, 1815
Genus:VanessaFabricius, 1807
Subgenus:  
Species:indica(Herbst, 1794)

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Introduction

A single specimen was caught in early September 1973 at Kites Hardwick near Dunchurch in Warwickshire. The nearest locality for this species is north-west India, and so this sighting is considered to be an individual that was accidentally imported or an escapee from captivity.

Vanessa indica

This species was first defined in Herbst (1794) as shown in this plate (type locality: India).

Indian Red Admiral - Lunglei, Mizoram, India 11-Oct-2011 [Milind Bhakare]

Male
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Indian Red Admiral - Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, India 10-May-2012 [Milind Bhakare]

Male Underside
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Female

Female Underside

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History

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Conservation Status

No conservation action is relevant for this species.

Habitat

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Distribution

2. Adventive
 

This species is considered an adventive, which is a species which arrives in the British Isles with the direct assistance of an external vector, without which it would not be present. Adventives are species that one would not expect to find in this country, either through inadvertent migration or through any other natural means of dispersal, with the exception perhaps of the most extreme meteorological event or possibly the transportation of a stage in the life cycle in a highly unlikely but natural means (e.g. an ovum or larva being transported upon the foot, bill, or plumage of a migratory bird).

Life Cycle

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Imago

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Vanessa indica

Indian Red Admiral - Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, India 10-May-2012 [Milind Bhakare]

Photo © Milind Bhakare
11-May-2012

Indian Red Admiral - Lunglei, Mizoram, India 11-Oct-2011 [Milind Bhakare]

Photo © Milind Bhakare
11-Oct-2009

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Ovum

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Larva

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Pupa

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Aberrations

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References

The species description provided here references the following publications:

ReferenceDetails
Fabricius (1807) Fabricius, J.C. (1807) Magazin für Insektenkunde, herausgegeben von Karl Illiger.
Herbst (1794) Jablonsky, C.G and Herbst, W. (1794) Natursystem aller bekannten in- und ausländischen Insekten.
Rafinesque (1815) Rafinesque, C.S. (1815) Analyse de la nature ou Tableau de l'univers et des corps organisés.