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Hipparchia semele - The Grayling
This generally seems to be a coastal butterfly, with wide variation over large areas of Europe. The top two butterfly photographs on the left were taken in North-Eastern England, the pair below on the North-West coast.
They one below-right is of a Great Orme specimen, ssp. thyone, said to be generally smaller, with a more pale hindwing underside.
The one below here, is an Italian Alpine inhabitant...
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