Main: (Nymphalidae / Nymphalinae)
59.027 [B&F: 1593] Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Common in gardens, rough ground, farmland and downland; 0-800 m (0-3000 m in Europe) throughout much of the British Isles; mainland Europe and Fennoscandia. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there is some indication of a recovery after years of decline, most likely to be met with on chalk downland. Wingspan 50-56 mm. Larva feeds on Stinging Nettle and Small Nettle.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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