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Orange and Battered

By tonyguitar
Inspired by Nathan who uploaded ' Brown and Battered ' .
I suspect all butterflies waste away like this when they fail to get eaten by birds. Never noticed this before. So much to learn.

Tags: Butterfly Wildlife and nature Butterfly damage

Voters: Hermanus, Daisymaye, CarolG and 6 more

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
2 Aug 2013 4:03AM
But still lovely !! Great capture Tony !

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
2 Aug 2013 4:51AM
He's slowly falling apart. But still a good shot.......Sandy
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2013 11:03AM
Thanks for the mention Tony. This once beautiful Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly has certainly been in the wars, however there is still something very endearing about this little chap.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
tonyguitar 6 62 37 Canada
2 Aug 2013 2:15PM
Your support makes sharing these odd things so much fun. Thank you. TG
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
2 Aug 2013 7:20PM
This happens-- a good image of.....
9 10 10 England
2 Aug 2013 7:37PM
Poor thing - bruised and battered but providing you with a good photo opportunity,
Potra 5 Venezuela
3 Aug 2013 12:48AM
A survivor deserves a picture!

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