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Small Tortoiseshell; Ortiguera

Aglais urticae


Medium size butterfly, 4-5 cm wingspan, females half a centimetre bigger than the male. The wing upper side is orange colour 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 colour.


Alpine meadows. Parque Nacional de Sierra de Guadarrama. Peñalara


Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/640 sec.; f/13; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired

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Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Jul 23, 2015
Submitted on Sep 28, 2015

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