Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)

The Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) is a well-known colourful butterfly, found in temperate Europe. This is a species often found in gardens. The caterpillars feed on nettles, as do those of several Nymphalidae butterflies. When threatened, resting individuals rapidly open their wings, presenting the dramatic display of colors. The butterfly is abundant in most areas […]

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