Aglais Urticae

Kleiner Fuchs (German), Small Tortoiseshell (English) or Algais Urticae is a colorful mid-size butterfly, found in most parts of Europe and across Asia. The caterpillars feed on nettles. With intensive farming and agriculture, nettles have been reduced and butterflies like this one have been impacted. With the recent trend to have more natural meadows, the population of butterflies like this one starts growing again. I hope to see more of them this year!

Happy Flying 🙂

2 thoughts on “Aglais Urticae

    • I remember watching a documentary about that Monarch butterfly: very, very impressive. Indeed, they both look kind of similar. I’m wondering how evolution has managed that. The colors are very beautiful.

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