Need Moth Identification

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  1. Jim K

    Jim K New Seed

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    Snapped some photo's of this unusual looking moth on my deck. Looks like it has some wing damage. Can anyone ID it?

    Cheers,
    Jim K

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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Not a moth, but a Red Admiral Butterfly. And from my experience with them what I have read is true....once they find your garden they will hang around for several generations.
    The caterpillars feed on nettles and the butterfly loves Buddleja and overripe fruit.
     
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    Jim K New Seed

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    Hi Toni,

    I guess that's why I couldn't find a photo of it in the moth database. LOL

    Thanks for the ID.

    Jim K
     

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