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Small Tortoiseshell; Ortiguera

Aglais urticae


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.


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


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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