A Duke of Burgundy butterfly enjoying some late afternoon sunshine at the Prestbury Hill Nature Reserve near Cheltenham. This rare butterfly is on the endangered list and is a priority species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. I'm not sure if this one is a male or female, no doubt one of the buterfly experts on here will be able to confirm.
Duke of burgundy
Wildlife and nature
Prestbury hill nature reserve
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