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A Milbert's Tortoiseshell (Aglais milberti) (best viewed large)

By gconant  
Indigenous to the east coast of the US.
The are four sub species of Tortoiseshell butterflies, found around the world.
They are very swift, powerful flyers.
They feed on sap, rotting fruit, animal dung, as well as taking nectar from flowers.
They have a wingspan of 1.75 - 2.45".
Belonging to the Brush Footed butterfly family, they use their two front legs for tasting food, and their two pairs of rear legs for propulsion.
The Milbert's sub species is flying from April - October with 3 generations occurring during that period.


Tags: Butterflies Wildlife and nature Lepidoptery Aglais milberti Milberts Tortoiseshells

Voters: EveLine1, Badgerfred, Chinga and 40 more

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14 May 2021 12:23AM
What beautiful butterflies you must have in your garden!? The information you give is also so interesting. It's wonderful to be able to learn something besides admiring the image..
14 May 2021 12:23AM
A beauty Glenn,
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 12:36AM
Absolutely beautiful...
Great work Glenn, Isabel GrinGrinGrin
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 1:26AM
A beautiful image Glenn and lovely background. Perfect detail! The award was fluttering around but it has landed!

14 May 2021 3:46AM
Do many of your butterflies are from your travels, Glenn....this one from your garden? A beautiful photo.

johnsd Plus
14 4 2 Scotland
14 May 2021 7:24AM
A lovely colourful and detailed image Glenn
14 May 2021 7:26AM
A beauty Glenn, such a beautiful Butterfly.SmileSmile
RonDM Plus
6 103 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 8:29AM
Beautiful image great detail

KingArthur 14 8 Malta
14 May 2021 8:42AM
What a beauty Glenn, top capture

Joe Smile
14 May 2021 8:43AM
Very fine image Glenn. Large Tortoiseshell butterflies have been extinct here sine Victorian times. Wonderful to see and read the fascinating writ-up.

14 May 2021 8:44AM
Beautiful image
viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 9:18AM
Beautiful deep colours and great detail Glenn.

Great capture Doenn nice to see the variety of these guys from around the world

14 May 2021 10:14AM
Lovely image.
14 May 2021 10:46AM
Beautiful Glenn ! amasing colour

Quote:Great capture Glenn nice to see the variety of these guys from around the world


TonyDy Plus
12 55 3 United Kingdom
14 May 2021 11:22AM
Great shot, Glenn.
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
14 May 2021 1:52PM
Stunning butterfly and capture Glenn
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
14 May 2021 3:38PM
Beautiful light, perfect focus and background. Brilliant macro Glenn.

14 May 2021 11:35PM
Perfectly exposed and detailed.

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