Spotted by Volunteer Stephanie. First logged 02/07/20.
Earliest Submitted record by Volunteer Annabel (Before 2020 project began)
Aglais urticae, common name Small Tortoiseshell
Status Widespread throughout Britain and Ireland, commonly found in gardens.
Size and Family
- Family: Nymphalids
- Size: Medium/Large
- Wing Span Range (male to female): 50-56mm
- Butterfly Conservation priority: low (but concern over recent decades)
- European status: Not threatened
Common Nettle (Urtica dioica) and Small Nettle (U. urens) are used.
Ten Acres Habitation
Across the meadow edge of the cartland road grass verge across the width of the whole site of Ten Acres, Stirchley.