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Species Account for Aglais urticae

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Aglais urticae  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Small Tortoiseshell
Lepidoptera: butterflies: Nymphalidae

Aglais urticae

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Taxonomic group: butterflies (Lepidoptera: butterflies) - County data

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Records: 23048
First Record: 1917
Latest Record: 2022

1992-on hectads: 59
Pre-1992 hectads: 48
Total hectads: 59
Additional Phenology Data


Small Tortoiseshell larva on nettle
Small Tortoiseshell larva on nettle
Small Tortoiseshell (underside)
Small Tortoiseshell (underside)
Aglais urticae
Aglais urticae

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 161 records with habitat information)

Broad subhabitat Data (based on 1 records with subhabitat information)

Structural Habitat Data (based on 2 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 23048 records with habitat detail and method information)

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