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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly, Aglais urticae

Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly, Aglais urticae

At some time in summer, as I was observing and photographing Insect larvae among the Bramble and Nettle, I suddenly spotted the emergence of Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies from the Nettle/Bramble brush a couple of metres from me. There were two at first. Then 2 more, and on it went, one pair at the time, flying up from the same place, and away over the roof of the house (1 storey) to the south or westwards. What really surprised me was that they kept emerging in pairs.
I don't have photos from that day, but I've seen a lot of Small Tortoiseshell this summer, and other people also tell me that they have seen more than last year.


  1. Great shots Yoke. I've not had many butterflies nor moths this year.

  2. Thanks, Crow. I've not seen that many Moths myself, this summer.


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