White Admiral

Limenitis Camilla

Family Nymphalidae
  • Colouring – Brown and white underwings and white banded black upper wings.
  • Life span – June through to August.*
  • Native – British butterfly.
  • Caterpillar colour – Starts light green after which it changes to brown with a white stripe down the side of its body.
  • Eggs to caterpillar – Approximately 30 days.
  • Food for the caterpillar – Honeysuckle.
  • Food for the butterfly – Bramble blossom, mud, wet grasses, animal droppings, honeysuckle.
Special features

The White Admiral can live up to 10 months, subject to surviving the British winter weather. This butterfly habitats where there is an abundance of nectar sources, especially bramble.