Small Tortoiseshell - Macro

Small Tortoiseshell  - map of occurrence

Small Tortoiseshell

Aglais urticae

conservation status Least Concern

The adult is striking, with its dark body and red and yellow wings, which have a row of blue dots around the rear edge. However, the underwings are dull, which helps to conceal stationary or hibernating individuals. When threatened, resting individuals rapidly open their wings, presenting the dramatic display of colors. This can frighten away young or inexperienced birds.

Small Tortoiseshell  (Aglais urticae) -
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