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Small Tortoiseshell

Aglais urticae


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.


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

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca 6 years ago
Small Tortoiseshell
Aglais urticae Nymphalis urticae - Wikipedia

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

bayucca 6 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.

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

bayucca 6 years ago

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

thankyou jopy :)

Jopy 6 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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