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small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
Subject: small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
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Aglais urticae LC0310 - small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae).jpg
Resolution: 2135x1600 File Size: 2185664 Bytes Date: 2013:08:17 14:14:13 Camera: E-5 (OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. ) F number: f/3.5 Exposure: 1/160 sec Focal Length: 150/1 Upload Date: 2017:01:17 16:21:22

small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)

English: Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae), Lichtenwalde, Germany
Deutsch: Kleiner Fuchs (Aglais urticae), Lichtenwalde, Germany
Date 17 August 2013
Source Own work
Author Jörg Hempel

The small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae L.) is a colourful Eurasian butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It is found throughout temperate Europe, Asia Minor, Central Asia, Siberia, China, Mongolia, Korea and Japan, wherever Common Nettle which their larvae feed on is found. There are a few records from New York City which, however, are believed to be of introduced insects. The small tortoiseshell is the national butterfly of Denmark. Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Nymphalidae, Binomial name: Aglais urticae.

Scientific Name: Aglais urticae Linnaeus, 1758
Common Names: Small Tortoiseshell
Taxonomy: Papilio urticae [original combination]

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