Indian/Macaronesian Red Admiral

Indian/Macaronesian Red Admiral

Observation - Indian/Macaronesian Red Admiral - Global. Description: Remember that feeling when you're looking at something familiar but it isn't quite right? That's exactly how I felt with this character in the Funchal botanic gardens on Madeira last week. The name of this seems confusing being variously the Indian Red

Remember that feeling when you're looking at something familiar but it isn't quite right? That's exactly how I felt with this character in the Funchal botanic gardens on Madeira last week.

The name of this seems confusing being variously the Indian Red Admiral or Macronesian Red Admiral mixed with either Vanessa indica or Vanessa vulcanica. Since Madaeira is part of Macronesia and decidedly volcanic, I'll go with Macronesian Red Admiral (Vanessa vulcanica). Confusing or what?