Admiral Vanessa atalanta

As you might conclude from the scientific name the Painted Lady is a close relative of the already mentioned Admiral. They do look alike a bit, but the Admiral is much darker. Just like the Painted Lady the Admiral lives in Northern Africa and it is able to survive winter in Southern Europe as well. In very mild winters some manage to live through the winter in more northern parts of Europe. In England this frequently happens. Part of the generation born in Central and Northern Europe returns in fall to Southern Europe and Africa.
More detailed information about this species in the near future.