Small tortoiseshell - Aglais urticae

Topside.

Family: Nymphalidae.

Flight Time: March - October (hibernates).

Size: 44-50mm

Altitude: 0-3000m

Notes:

All across Europe the Small tortoiseshell is generally common, which is nice 'cause it's a beauty!

 

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Early Stages

 

  Small tortoiseshell larva.  
 
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