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Hipparchia statilinus - Tree Grayling
This species was eventually found on a Southern coastal mountainside in Italy in September 2019. The first few butterfly photographs I managed to take were of worn specimens with what I suspect were lizard mouthed shaped chunks out of wings, Wall Lizards being plentiful, and lurking where the butterflies wanted to alight.Fortunately, I saw more fresh specimens later.
Anyway, I was very pleased with the outcome of these butterfly photographs
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