Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae

07250 Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1593 (ABH59.027)

Christophstal, June 2014
Christophstal, June 2014
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Christophstal, June 2014
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 2012-2013
 2014
 2015
 2016-onwards


General InformationOverwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: M: 45-55mm, F: 52-62mm
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Small Nettle (Urtica urens)
Flying: One generation, July-late May (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Not endangered

Habitat

Everywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Baden-W├╝rttemberg.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Flying/Adult): 15 January to 18 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 04 May to 18 May

Similar Species
Christophstal, April 2017
Christophstal, April 2017
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Large Tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros (=Aglais)


Flying/Adult:

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Spiny
Colours:
Black, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5