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|Picture taken at Dendrological Garden in Przelewice near Przyrzyce.|
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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Beautiful butterfly ang excellent colour. Gr8 job...
- [2011-05-31 0:38]
beautifully taken with a difficult angle. good contrast and colors. thanks for sharing small tortoiseshell not seen in India.
Very beautiful. I would have cropped off the OOF area on the left but very good as is. Best wishes.