Aglais urticae

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 20 October 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Aglais urticae (NL: Kleine vos / EN: Small Tortoiseshell / DE: Kleiner Fuchs / FR: Petite tortue) is a colourful and well-known Eurasian butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. The species has one of the longest seasons of any Eurasian butterfly, extending from early spring to late autumn. Adults overwinter in hibernation, emerging on the first warm sunny days of the year to mate and breed. In southern parts of the range there may be two broods each year, but northern insects are inhibited by long summer daylength from breeding a second time.

Image: Viroinval (BE) – 11/08/2012

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montazer from urmia, Iran

very beautiful colours & composition
thanks for sharing

20 Oct 2012 6:37am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een prachtige compositie en belichting. Ik wens je een prettige dag.

20 Oct 2012 8:43am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Salut Johan,
Magnifique avec ce léger contre-jour.

20 Oct 2012 12:14pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful light and a lovely image.

20 Oct 2012 6:34pm

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

nice back ligth, and good composition,
well doen johan

20 Oct 2012 7:06pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Super shot. Love that DOF and brightly lit butterfly.

20 Oct 2012 8:10pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

beautiful shot! excellent color and light!

20 Oct 2012 9:56pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/250 second
ISO 200
150 mm