big butterfly count

Small Tortoiseshell

Upperside

  • Orange-red wings with black and yellow band along front edge and blue spots along outer edge

Underside

  • Very plain and dark in contrast
Size

Medium/Large

Distribution

Throughout Britain and Ireland

Habitat

A popular garden visitor that can be found in a wide variety of habitats

 

Similar Species

Painted Lady is bigger, with different pattern of white spots and no border of blue marks on upperside


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