Aglais urticae (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Nymphalidae)


Female Laying Eggs

Larva

Forewing Length: 22-26mm, Wingspan: 40-50mm; Proboscis Length: 12-15mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
May - August April - September
(Earliest: 27.4)
June - October May - September
(1 - 2 Generations)
February - April
(Earliest: 7.2)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)
(Monophagous)

Urtica dioica
Food:
(Adult)

Several Apiaceae Nectar

Many Asteraceae Nectar

Several Lamiaceae Nectar

Trifolium pratense Nectar

Vicia cracca Nectar

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar

Epilobium hirsutum Nectar

Rubus fruticosus Nectar

Silene flos-cuculi Nectar

Geranium sylvaticum Nectar

Ranunculus ficaria Nectar

Salix caprea Nectar

Calluna vulgaris Nectar

Liquid Dung
Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Cotesia glomerata Larva

Cotesia tibialis Larva

Several Tachinidae Larvae
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Many Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Aglais urticae
UK Butterflies Small Tortoiseshell
Nature Spot: Small Tortoiseshell - Aglais urticae
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Nymphalis urticae
Lepiforum: Aglais urticae


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