Butterfly small tortoishell orange feeding on plant, selective focus lush green background in soft focus with room for text/copy

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Butterfly small tortoishell orange feeding on plant, selective focus lush green background in soft focus with room for text/copy
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One of our most common butterflies, the Small Tortoiseshell is fast flying when in sunshine but is pictured here feeding. Recent years have seen a decline in numbers of the Small Tortoiseshell across britain, thought to be due to a parasite. This one was seen at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve, managed by the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.
Location: Idle Valley Nature Reserve, near Retford, Nottinghamshire