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European Map / White Admiral?

Observed: 18th July 2007 By: sparkysparky’s reputation in Invertebratessparky’s reputation in Invertebratessparky’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Sorry Chris still low res I'm afraid and the 'extra' pic seems blurred too!

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which European Map (Araschnia levana) interacts

Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

Form

To be strictly accurate I think this is Araschnia levana f. prorsa but iSpot does not recognise that name and I think a view of the upper side would be needed to be completely sure.

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Thanks Chris

Many Thanks for the possible id - I must stop jumping to conclusions so quickly!! - the butterfly was only visible for a few seconds before it flew off however I do recall that it did seem rather smaller than a red admiral - maybe meadow - brown sort of size...I will try to attach a slightly higher res image in case that may help the id.

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Map

Having done some further research I'm happy this is a European Map.

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Photos added

Sorry Chris still low res I'm afraid and the 'extra' photo I found is an absolute disgrace by ispot standards!