Libythea celtis - Nettle Tree Butterfly

Libythea-celtis-nettle-tree-butterfly- | PTKbutterflies
Libythea-celtis-nettle-tree-butterfly- | PTKbutterflies

Having missed out on this species for a long time, with only distant record shots, Greece, then Italy finally provided butterfly photo opportunities. 

I hadn't realized they were great "puddlers" until a high, partly shaded Italian mountain track exhibited males doing just that, in numbers.