Himalayan Red Admiral (Vanessa indica indica) is a sub species of the Indian Red Admiral butterfly found mainly in the Himalayan region of India. In southern parts of India, its close cousin Sahyadri Red Admiral (Vanessa indica pholoe) reigns the peaks of Western Ghats.
Red Admiral is a brilliantly coloured butterfly, thanks to its red discal band, which will not miss the eyes of any nature enthusiast.
On a trek path, you will easily spot a Red Admiral basking on rocks or on low vegetation, often with its wings fully spread.
This video was recorded from the forest path near Dharamkot in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, India.
This video is part of the Butterflies of India series on Indian Biodiversity Talk's YouTube Channel.
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