Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Same genus as the Ladies. And you can see some relationship. This is a fast and nervous butterfly. Dark with those bright orange bands inside. Love that purple glow on the forewing. Another human sweat lover. These prefer the middle of the back position. A common butterfly but I have yet to get an open-winged shot. A testament to speed and wariness.

The flashy interior of the Admiral. Often pumps the wings when closed but not an easy butterfly to approach with its wings open. Very crisp edges on this one. Flight is furious and often circular like a mad satellite. Another butterfly that enjoys human sweat.

Another fresh exterior. This one from SE AR. Note the greens and purples again. Fine animals.