On Guard

By KarenFB
I stood and watched this little Speckled Wood for ages. He was guarding his territory and taking on all comers! Not only other Speckled Woods were chased off, but any bumble bee, fly, even a Large White was chased off!

Tags: Butterfly Insect Speckled wood Wildlife and nature

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debu 8 India
12 Jul 2013 7:57AM
Lovely detailed image.

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12 Jul 2013 8:03AM
Fine capture Karen, nice detail,
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 11:34AM
Tis a fine image.....
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2013 11:46AM
A bit like the Hairstreaks, for being territorialSmile

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Jul 2013 3:33PM
Great capture, Karen, the garden is full of these at present Smile Carol
a great shot.

KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
12 Jul 2013 6:00PM
Thanks everyone! Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
13 Jul 2013 6:48PM
A cracking close up Karen, you've captured its wing markings in such intricate detail
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
13 Jul 2013 7:20PM
Thanks Ed! Grin
14 Jul 2013 10:31AM
This is a real stunner, fantastic detail.

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