Two differnt butterflies
Location: eastern, canada
September 24, 2011 8:26 am
There is two different type of butterflies and I don’t know what is type is.
You have mistaken an Underwing Moth in the genus Catocala for a butterfly. Underwing Moths usually have forewings that are patterned like tree bark. When the Underwing Moth rests on the trunk of a tree, it is perfectly camouflaged, and when it flies, its brightly colored underwings present a flashy appearance. A predator will be fooled once a flying moth comes to rest hiding the brightly colored underwings. Your other butterfly is a Red Admiral.