Red Admiral Earrings
This delicate butterfly has a wing span of about 2 inches. The fore wings are marked with vibrant vermilion bars against black. The tips have subtle iridescent blue markings and tiny eyespots. Red Admirals (Vanessa Atalanta) prefer sap flows on trees and fermenting fruit over flowers.
Named after the Greek huntress, Atalanta. She grew up in the wilderness, having been abandoned, and was suckled by a mother bear. She is said to have had a happy disposition.