Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae Butterfly

I thought this was a red admiral butterfly until I saw the lovely blue markings along the wing.  This would have been a perfect shot if it hadn’t been for the blade of grass obscuring the view.  The meadowland down the side of my property is encouraging Bees and Butterflies.

www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species.php?species=urticae

 Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae


Small Tortoiseshell
Aglais urticae

 Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae


Small Tortoiseshell
Aglais urticae

All the best

Tim

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