Dark green fritillaries mud-puddling

Dark green fritillaries mud-puddling

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Credit: BOB GIBBONS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Dark green fritillaries (Argynnis aglaja) mud-puddling. Dark green fritillary butterflies drinking moisture from the surface of animal dung. This behaviour, known as mud-puddling, is the way in which butterflies obtain nutrients and salts. Photographed in the Pontic Mountains, Turkey.

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