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Small Tortoiseshell


Small Tortoiseshell
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Copyright: Koleta Zajaczkowska (koleta) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 3 N: 21] (106)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-13
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-16 13:51
Viewed: 3520
Points: 2
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The Small Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis urticae) is a well-known colorful butterfly, found in temperate Europe.

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.

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Bonjour Koleta
Très joli ce macro, les détails et les contrastes sont réussis très jolis couleurs. Il est sublime ce papillon.
et beau BG
Bravo et merci JP

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