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Small Tortoiseshell

Aglais urticae

Description:

Small Tortoiseshell on dandelion

Habitat:

Open fields and gardens

Notes:

This beautiful butterfly is common in my “backyard”, the Swiss Prealps, as well as in all of temperate Europe. While the underwings are uninteresting, when opened the butterfly displays a striking array of colours, including a row of blue triangles on the rear edge. These are emerging now and are about the first butterflies seen in spring.

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DanielePralong
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DanielePralong

Châtel-Saint-Denis, Fribourg - Freiburg, Switzerland

Spotted on Jun 6, 2010
Submitted on Apr 17, 2011

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