Butterfly – Small Tortoiseshell – Aglais urticae
The full taxonomy of Aglais urticae is:-
- Class – Insecta
- Order – Lepidoptera
- Family – Nymphalidae
- Genus – Aglais
- Species – urticae
The Small Tortoiseshell butterfly is very common in the UK and hibernates in trees & buildings. It often visits stinging nettles.
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