Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae

1593 (ABH59.027) Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07250

Bevill's Wood
Bevill's Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Bevill's Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
 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: Common

Habitat

Everywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 265 (98.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 January to 29 December

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 17 May to 17 August

Similar Species
Large Tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros (=Aglais)


Adult:

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