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Duke of Burgundy (Hamearis Lucina) Mating Pair at Noar Hill Member Login

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Photographer: © Alan Whitehead (Gallery)Premier Member! Click for more info..(2nd March 2021)

Duke of Burgundy (Hamearis Lucina) Mating Pair at Noar Hill

The Duke of Burgundy is quite a scarce butterfly, having declined substantially over recent decades. There are now just a few small colonies scattered around England and even within those sties they are very elusive and difficult to find. They are also tiny, with a wingspan of just 3cm and I only found this mating pair through the enthusiast's mobile phone grapevine. It was still quite a thrill to see them and especially to see that they are reproducing.

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Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 150 mm, ISO: 400, Exposure time: 1/250 sec, Metering Mode: Spot, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: May 6, 2013, 12:41 pm
ImageID:1220259, Image size: 5712 x 3438 pixels

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Comment by Pat TroutPremier Member! Click for more info..(14th March 2021)

That is a lovely Pic.

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