Small Tortiseshell butterfly, Aglais urticae, taken 7 July 2010 on a nice warm evening (about 18C) day in Jordanstown.  Small Tortiseshell butterflies lay their eggs on nettles and are resident in the British Isles all year. See www.britishbutterflies or


These pictures show the butterflies feeding off a Hebe (Veronica) shrub.


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Last updated Friday, 25 April 2014