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Nettle-tree Butterfly

Lybithea celtis


This is only species from family Lybitheidae in Europe, occures in sunny forest and meadow.


Nature park Velebit, sunny wood clearing

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Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

I was so distracted by the shape of the wings, that I didn't notice the mouthparts! Lovely insect! :)
Shy little cutie-pie ;)

Jopy 7 years ago

Thanks, they have very interesting wings and mouthpart is elongated, i couldn't take picture of open wings, it flew away :)

Sintija Valucka
Sintija Valucka 7 years ago

Firstly, I thought that someone has tried to taste it, but after looking some photos on the Internet, I found out that this is how their wings should look like! :) Interesting! :) And great spotting! :)

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Spotted on Mar 15, 2014
Submitted on Mar 15, 2014

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