Red Admiral butterfly

The Red Admiral butterfly is a European native that arrived in Hawaii in the late 1800s. Despite the longevity of its time in Hawaii, it’s a butterfly that isn’t seen a lot. This is the first one I’ve seen in six plus years here. I was on my way to go snorkeling when I noticed it and, of course, I was immediately distracted and snapped a couple of photos before it disappeared from view.

5 thoughts on “Red Admiral butterfly

    1. Graham Post author

      Actually, it didn’t. It landed here for the briefest time and I was able to get one shot, then it took off again and headed into an area where I couldn’t follow. I had my underwater camera with me so couldn’t get a closer shot.


    1. Graham Post author

      I had a good time too, and saw another pueo on the way home. Today, by way of contrast, the afternoon has been spent with helicopters flying overhead, roads closed, and a large police operation underway searching for an armed fugitive. I’m just hoping to live through the night! Have a safe journey home.



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