Large Tortoiseshell hibernation break
By audave2505, Jan 15 2021 05:00AM
This beauty was sunning itself on our 10m high Italian Cypress one sunny afternoon a month or so before Christmas. I managed to get this quick snap before it flew off around the tree. I have a feeling that the tree was its hibernaculum. The leaves and branches are very dense and I can imagine there are places deep within by the trunk which are quite well insulated. I could be completely wrong - maybe it had just be disturbed in a nearby out-building!
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