Odd Behaviour!

By KarenFB
I witness some odd behaviour between these two Specked Woods the other day. As you can see one was lying on its side, not moving at all - whilst the other kept poking it! I wondered at first if a spider had got the one on the right, but there was no sign of one! After a few minutes the left one stopped its poking and flew off, I went closer to see if the other was dead, but it righted itself and flew off too!

I've never seen that behaviour before and I'm still wondering if it was a male/female thing (the female refusing the attention), or a territorial thing (the 'dead' one showing subservience!).

I watched for quite a while and both butterflies seemed to keep to their own patch of hazel tree!

Tags: Butterfly Insect Speckled wood Wildlife and nature

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15 Sep 2020 6:10AM
Lovely capture, Karen.

chavender Plus
10 505 1 France
15 Sep 2020 7:16AM
Well captured Karen and interesting behaviour.

SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2020 7:23AM
I've seen this behaviour before and I think you are right, the female not in the mood. Good non her 🤣
Super capture.
15 Sep 2020 7:33AM
Lovely close up capture, Dave.
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2020 8:37AM
nature had some weir ideoscraccies some times doesn't it !! lovely shot
KarenFB Plus
15 5.6k 182 England
15 Sep 2020 4:35PM
Thank you everyone! Smile
15 Sep 2020 6:44PM
Lovely to observe nature and a lovely capture. Debs
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2020 8:48PM
A terrific shot and interesting info.
KarenFB Plus
15 5.6k 182 England
16 Sep 2020 6:59AM
Thank you! Smile

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Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2020 8:51AM
An amazing moment captured... Glad to hear they were both alive. Nature hum?
Isabel GrinGrin
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
21 Sep 2020 9:10AM
Lovely capture Karen

Joe Smile
michaelo Plus
14 15 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2020 7:19AM
Well captured Karen and interesting behaviour.well spotted and captured!!!!!
28 Oct 2020 1:45PM
Definitely not in the mood. Nice double capture.

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