The white admiral (Limenitis arthemis), a species made up of a white form and a red-spotted purple form, was once thought to be two distinct species. It has black upper sides broken up by striking white bands and a brown and white mottled underwing. It prefers shady spots to relax in. The white admiral occurs in North America and from Great Britain across Eurasia to Japan, and feeds on honeysuckle. The Indian red admiral is found in the Canary Islands as well as India.