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Scarce Tortoiseshell
Andy Adcock

Scarce Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis xanthomelas)

This was pictured, lapping at a dead toad alongside a Comma Polygonia c-album. It coincided with a large movement of the species during which several were found in the UK.
Habitat
Sandy track, dry scrub, forest edge
Location
Toksovo, St Petersburg, Russia
Date taken
20th July 2014
Scientific name
Nymphalis xanthomelas
Equipment used
Nikon D810 with Tamron 150-600 Sport lens
Staff member
Opus Editor
Supporter
That's a superb picture you've taken of this little butterfly Andy.

Excellent work lad - well done.
 

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Category
Butterflies & Moths
Added by
Andy Adcock
Date added
View count
39
Comment count
2

Image metadata

Device
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300
Aperture
ƒ/9
Focal length
70.0 mm
Exposure time
1/320
ISO
200
Filename
20140720101546593.jpg
File size
559.6 KB
Date taken
Sun, 20 July 2014 12:13 PM
Dimensions
800px x 615px

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