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Small Tortoiseshell; Ortiguera

Aglais urticae

Description:

Medium size butterfly, 4-5 cm wingspan, females half a centimeter bigger than the male. The wing upper side is orange color with black and yellow markings as well as a ring of blue spots around the edge of the wings. The underwing is dark brown with a yellow band and bluish lunettes close to the apex. Both sexes are very similar in design and color.

Habitat:

Spotted in an oak forest. Reserva de la Biosfera del Real Sitio de San Ildefonso-El Espinar.

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/800 sec.; f/14; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired. DSC_2629

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Castilla y León, Spain

Lat: 40.71, Long: -4.23

Spotted on Jul 1, 2018
Submitted on Nov 15, 2018

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