Small tortoiseshell butterfly

Small tortoiseshell butterfly

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Credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Small tortoiseshell butterfly (Aglais urticae) on a flower. This butterfly is found in a range of habitats throughout Europe and temperate Asia. The caterpillars feed exclusively on stinging nettles, and the butterfly is found wherever the plants grow, from urban areas to high mountainsides.

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Keywords: adult, aglais urticae, animal, bloom, feeding, flower, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, lepidoptera, lepidopteran, marking, markings, nature, plant, pollination, small tortoiseshell butterfly, wildlife, zoology

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