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Mrsbass 4 2 1 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 5:56AM
Beautiful shot, very well captured.

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Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
26 Jul 2013 6:45AM
Just a beautiful shot. Love it.

Andy
26 Jul 2013 9:40AM
Superb capture!
Effrossini
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4 136 15 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 10:09AM
A great imageSmile


Cliff
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6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 11:15AM
A stunning capture of this ever so beautiful Painted Lady.

A little about this Butterfly

This species is a migrant to our shores and, in some years, the migration can be spectacular. The most-recent spectacle, in 2009, is considered to be one of the greatest migrations ever, with sightings from all over the British Isles that are definitely on a par with previous cardui years.

This species originates from north Africa, and it has been suggested that the urge to migrate is triggered when an individual encounters a certain density of its own kind within a given area. This theory makes perfect sense, since this species can occur in high densities that result in foodplants being stripped bare on occasion with many larvae perishing as a result.

Unfortunately, this species is unable to survive our winter in any stage. This is a real shame, for not only does this species often arrive in large numbers, but is a welcome sight as it nectars in gardens throughout the British Isles in late summer. This butterfly has a strong flight and can be found anywhere in the British Isles, including Orkney and Shetland. An interesting fact is that this butterfly is the only butterfly species ever to have been recorded from Iceland.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Source 6
26 Jul 2013 11:36PM
Wonderful colours in this amazing macro
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widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
27 Jul 2013 9:38AM
lovely capture Eleftheria SmileSmile

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