Small tortoiseshell underwingThis image shows underside of a tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) butterfly's wing. When at rest, for example during hibernation, the under-wing serves to camouflage the insect. The butterfly is pictured on Verbena bonariensis.
Technical Information: Photographed with a Fuji FinePix S602 Zoom.|
Copyright Jim McGlasson 2003. Permission is hereby granted for anyone to use this image for non-commercial purposes which are of benefit to the natural environment. School pupils, students, teachers and educators are invited to use and reproduce the image freely. The photographer should be credited where practicable. Use for commercial purposes is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the copyright holder.|
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