Aglais urticae - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

NYMPHALIDAE

Nymphalinae

Las Descargues, 4 June 2014
Aglais urticae Adult

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© Robin Howard

Aglais urticae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Small Tortoiseshell
La Petite Tortue

Wingspan: 46-54mm

A uni- to trivoltine species depending on locality, on the wing from February to October. A common species of meadows and the open habitats of the Causse up to 3000m.

The larva feeds on Urtica dioica.

 

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