Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae

07250 Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1593 (ABH59.027)

Petrohan, Western Stara Planina, 26th June 2017.
Petrohan, Western Stara Planina, 26th June 2017.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Petrohan, Western Stara Planina, 26th June 2017.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
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NW Bulgaria, 25th July 2017.
NW Bulgaria, 25th July 2017.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters 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:

Habitat

Everywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 28 (1.5%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.

Last recorded in July 2014

Recorded date range (Adult): 10 May to 23 July

Similar Species
Hvoyna, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 20th June 2014. 1 of 2
Hvoyna, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 20th June 2014. 1 of 2
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Large Tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros (=Aglais)


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