NJ2162 : The Small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)

taken 3 years ago, near to Elgin, Moray, Great Britain

The Small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
The Small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
This candidate gets its name from its brightly speckled wings which can vary greatly in their black pattern between individuals. They are partial to the thistle, the buddleias, the nettle and in this instance the good old "Pissenlit" or dandelion. He can live for a period of up to ten months which is quite an achievement in the insect world.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 27 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Grassland  Heath, Scrub 
Primary Subject of Photo
Butterfly 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 2180 6258 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:38.7795N 3:18.7053W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 2180 6258
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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