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Heath Fritillary on Pyramidal Orchid

By fishiee
Another from Provence 2010. Found a little spot with a handful of these just a short walk from where I stay. One of the few times I've found a butterfly settled on an orchid. You can't see it in this image, but there is actuallyone of the pollen sacks from the orchid stuck to it's proboscis. I had heard about this before but never actually seen it until this trip. In fact I found several butterflies of different species with these, so proves they feed on the orchids.

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: tezquirk, MattB1987, Ayoob and 18 more

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Ayoob 5 Australia
23 Oct 2012 12:13AM
Brilliant clarity and capture.......Grin

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
23 Oct 2012 6:16AM
I've never seen a butterfly on an orchid, John Sad A superb find and capture. Carol
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2012 11:03AM
Superb shot, John.
23 Oct 2012 11:26AM
Excellently captured as usual John, the orchid certainly makes a beautiful perch.
celestun 12 29 14 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 11:11PM
Another hypnotised butterfly Wink Beautiful composition!

Well done!


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