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|Picture taken at Zelewo village near Stargard Szczecinski town.|
The Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe. There are a few records from New York City which, however, are believed to have arrived human-assisted. The wingspan: 40-50 mm. This is a species often found in gardens. The caterpillars feed on nettles, as do those of several Nymphalidae butterflies. The adult is striking, with its dark body and red and yellow wings, which have a row of blue dots around the rear edge. However, the underwings are dull, which helps to conceal stationary or hibernating individuals. When threatened, resting individuals rapidly open their wings, presenting the dramatic display of colors.
PL – rusałka pokrzywnik.
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- [2013-02-10 0:14]
beautiful butterfly species. excellent angle and lighting. good clarity. tfs.
This is a super sharp macro with striking colours and wonderful details, not only of the butterfly but also the plant the Small Tortoiseshell is resting on. This is indeed an attractive photo. The natural sunlight is great and catchy to the eye. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.