TODAY A SMALL TORTOISHELL BUTTERFLY IN MY GARDEN

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This beautiful sunny morning a small Tortoiseshell Butterfly (Aglais urticae) was drinking the nectar from deep blue flowers in the garden, it was a lovely sight, it patiently sat until I had made about 20 photos of it.

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Intricate details of same Tortoiseshell.

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Apparently it’s main food is Nettles, and it is around between March and October, it is quite common around here but I have never quite seen a specimen with such fluorescent blue on it’s wings. It’s caterpillar is black, yellow and pale green underneath, and a bit hairy. And it is found all over Europe.

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