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The white admiral is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in woodland throughout southern Britain and much of Europe and Asia, extending as far east as Japan.
They have a wingspan of approximately 60–65 mm and a distinctive, elegant flight consisting of short periods of wing beats, followed by long glides.
The caterpillars are green with red-brown hairs and are camouflaged on a leaf by a mixture of their own droppings and silk. As autumn approaches it forms a tent-like structure made of leaf tissue known as a hibernaculum which it then secures to the stem with silk before hibernating. The caterpillar awakens the following spring and moults after a brief spell of feeding, revealing a spiny green skin. It will then pupate during the summer, forming a green and gold chrysalis. After approximately two weeks the adult emerges. (source: Wikipedia)