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Aglais urticaeat 1100m in the Bauges mountains of the French Alps.
Adults feed on nectar and may hibernate over winter; in warmer climates they may have two broods in a season.
While the dorsal surface of the wings is vividly marked, the ventral surface is drab, providing camouflage.
Eggs are laid on the common nettle, on which the larvae feed.
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Canon EOS 6D Mark II
May 31, 2021, 11:36:54 AM
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