Definition of white admiral in English:

white admiral

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  • A butterfly which has dark brown wings bearing a broad white band.
    • Subfamily Limenitinae, family Nymphalidae: several genera, in particular Ladoga (including the European L. camilla) and Basilarchia (American species)
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    • The Butterfly House is under a tent in the summer where the white admiral butterfly reigns as Quebec's official insect.
    • The white admiral feeds on flower nectar, the juice of overripe fruit and the sap of damaged trees.
    • It is likely that over the next few years we may see white admirals returning to some of their old Essex haunts.

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