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Small Tortoiseshell

Aglais urticae

Description:

The only butterfly I saw on this trip, it was cold and windy with clouds that often covered the sun and I was pretty suprised in seen it. It stood very still on the rocky path, bathing in the little sunlight and the heat the rocks let out.

Habitat:

rocky terrain just under a high mountain at 1500 met. above sea level


1 species ID suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago
Small Tortoiseshell
Aglais urticae Nymphalis urticae - Wikipedia

6 Comments

edited again ;) yes on my book the only present is its bigger brother... maybe I should consider bying a new one

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Really? It is one of the most common ones in Europe...
Actual scientific name is Aglais urticae. The names in the wiki links are not precise.
http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php...

oh thankyou :) it wasn't even present on my guide

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Io credo che la tua farfalla è l'atra: Vanessa dell'ortica, Aglais urticae.

thankyou jopy :)

Jopy
Jopy 5 years ago

very nice.. :D

Auronzo di Cadore, VEN, Italy

Lat: 46.61, Long: 12.30

Spotted on Jul 11, 2013
Submitted on Jul 12, 2013

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