Adult White Admirals typically feed on sap flows and fruit, but when they go looking for blossoms they seek small white flowers. This fruiting shrub serves as a food source for adults, and a host plant for caterpillars. The late-spring bloomer will grow 4 to 6 feet and requires partial or full sun. Zones 2-7White Admiral (Limenitis arthemis)
These fly between June and August throughout Northern New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Minnesota. Look for black uppersides with broad white bands on both wings. You’ll see a row of blue dashes and a row of red dots on the upperside tips of hindwings.