Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Aglais urticae Linnaeus, 1759
Small Tortoiseshell

Family: Nymphalidae
Checklist Number: 59.027

A once common species, it has suffered a dramatic population collapse in recent years. Occurs from February to November

The main foodplant is Common Nettle Urtica dioica, but other species are used

Aglais urticae
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