The Yellow Admiral is a striking butterfly with black and orange colourings and a large yellow patch on its wings.
Each forewing has a blue eyespot underneath.
The Yellow Admiral lives in urban areas, forests and woodlands.
Other behaviours and adaptations
The Yellow Admiral butterfly has a habit of resting vertically on walls, fences and tree trunks and is commonly seen in urban gardens feeding on flowers.
Life history cycle
The female Yellow Admirals search for plants in the nettle family, including stinging nettles, on which to lay their eggs. When the brown, spiky larvae emerge, they feed on the nettles.