Tortoiseshell butterflies resting on nettle

Tortoiseshell butterfly resting on nettle

Tortoiseshell butterflies resting on nettle leaves. The insects were only a couple of feet apart. One was resting with its underwings showing. The other had the more brightly coloured upper wings visible, partly directly, partly through bright sunlight shining through the nearer wing.

Tortoiseshell butterfly resting on nettle