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This is an specimen of Colias croceus with opened wings. In the wild I have always found them either flying very fast or sitting with their wings closed. Unfortunately the only way I had an opportunity to photograph one with wings opened was in this spotting where the poor butterfly had been run over by a car and was dying. It seems to be a male, given the description in Wikipedia. For more info in the species you can visit my other recent spottings, some of them in the same area.
Spotted on Aug 11, 2013
Submitted on Sep 17, 2013
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