(Entry #15) Vanessa atalanta, or red admiral. Brownish butterfly with orange stripes and black tips; inside the black tips are white spots, and within the lower orange stripes are small black dots.
On the other side, they look like dried leaves. They are brown with one or two white spots on their wings, and they are very well camoflagued when they close their wings and can be easy to lose.
Question marks are somewhat similar, but they can be distinguished by the fact that they are primarily orange (instead of having orange stripes) and they have black on the back part of the wing, as opposed to the tips. But really no other butterflies can be easily confused.
Caterpillars have so far not been identified. Nothing else is really known.
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