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  1. Beautiful shot, Lars! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks, Ferdy :)
      Posted 3 months ago
  2. Looks like a new born butterfly, so beautiful! Posted 3 months ago

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The Glanville Fritillary is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family.

The animal spends most of its life as a black, spiny caterpillar. The orange patterned butterfly lives only a few weeks.

The Glanville Fritillary inhabits open grassland throughout Europe and temperate Asia. A subspecies inhabits North Africa. Severe population declines are reported in many European countries.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lars Korb
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By Lars Korb

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Uploaded Jun 24, 2019. Captured in Bundesstra├če 13, 21521 Dassendorf, Germany.