Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Butterfly on the Scree


Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae on Dwarf Alpine Hawksweed Crepis pygmaea, Hautes-Pyrenees, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.

Small Tortoiseshell butterfly Aglais urticae (Fr. La Petite tortue) on Dwarf Alpine Hawksweed Crepis pygmaea (Fr. Crépis nain), at 2350 metres, Hautes-Pyrénées. The butterfly is widespread and found at all altitudes. The plant is found above 1600 metres in slate or schist scree.

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