Lopinga achine - Woodland Brown

I have had the privilege of seeing this species on rare occasions in the Swiss and Italian Alpine forests. It is extremely difficult to get a butterfly photograph, being both habitually out of reach and unapproachably flighty. 

I fortunately spent some hours in the midst of a healthy colony in 2017, time which was needed to obtain any worthwhile images.

It is a large, unique and very attractive Satyrid I hope to have more luck with in the future. 

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