|Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae|
|Monks Eleigh, Suffolk,
The Small Tortoiseshell is distributed throughout Britain and Europe and is found in a wide variety of habitats including urban areas. Nettles are required for egg-laying and caterpillars.
|It is one of the most common
butterflies and is usually the first to come out of hibernation
in March though they can be seen in almost every month of the
There is more information on the UK Butterflies site.
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