tortoiseshell

tortoiseshell

Observation - tortoiseshell. Description: Seen in my garden, the first (I think) this year. Surprisingly a bit tatty around the edges(a bit like myself - with no excuse). Why are the wing edges missing?

Seen in my garden, the first (I think) this year.
Surprisingly a bit tatty around the edges(a bit like myself - with no excuse).
Why are the wing edges missing?