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Small tortoiseshell

Aglais urticae

Description:

The Small Tortoiseshell is one of our most-familiar butterflies appearing in gardens. Its beautiful patterning, comprising of black patches, areas of bright yellowish-orange and a fringe of blue spots around both the hind and forewings. The sexes are similar in appearance. The caterpillar, which reaches 22 mm in length, has a black head, a largely black body with tiny white spots, and black or yellowish spines on the back and sides. Along each side there are two broken yellow bands.

Habitat:

Garden

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3 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 4 years ago

A beautiful photo, with beautiful colors.....

Jopy
Jopy 4 years ago

Thank you, SarahWitt :)

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 4 years ago

BEAUTIFUL!!

Jopy
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Jopy

Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Spotted on Aug 1, 2017
Submitted on Aug 20, 2017

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