Aglais urticae
         
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La Petite Tortue  
           
 
 
 
   
1] male of Aglais urticae - Doubs (France) - 23/06/2010   2] male - Haute-Loire (France) - 24/07/2013  
       
       
   
3] male - Var (France) - 08/08/2014   4] same specimen as 3]  
       
       
   
5] Haute-Loire (France) - 29/07/2009   6] female of Aglais urticae - Doubs (France) - 17/06/2009  
       
       
   
7] female - Var (France) - 05/08/2014   8] same specimen as 7]  
       
       
   
9] a female (above) and a male after overwintering - Doubs (France) - 05/04/2010
 
  10] cluster of eggs on Urtica dioica - Ankara (Turkey) - 11/06/2018
Picture kindly sent by Bülent Boz whose wildlife photographs can be seen >> here
 
       
       
   
11] young gregarious caterpillars of Aglais urticae on Urtica dioica - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 11/07/2013   12] young caterpillars on Urtica dioica - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 13/07/2013  
       
       
   
13] caterpillars  feeding on Urtica dioica - Haute Loire (France) - 24/04/2011   14] closer view of 13]
 
 
       
       
   
15] young caterpillars - Doubs (France) - 11/05/2010   16] Doubs (France) - 11/05/2010  
       
       
   
17] Doubs (France) - 11/05/2010   18] mature caterpillar - Doubs (France) - 06/2004  
       
       
   
19] mature caterpillar - Doubs (France) - 24/05/2010
 
  20] unusual sighting of a mature caterpillar in a shed made with silk - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 11/07/2013  
       
       
   
21] mature caterpillars feeding on Urtica dioica alt.2250 mAlpes maritimes (France) - 09/07/2012   22] other caterpillars alt.2250 m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 09/07/2012  
       
       
 
23] caterpillars on Urtica dioica alt.2300m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 15/08/2014  
       
       
   
24] other caterpillars alt.2250 m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 09/07/2012   25] chrysalis - Var (France) - 03/08/2014
 
 
       
       
   
26] same chrysalis as 25]   27] same chrysalis as 25]  
       
       
   
28] other chrysalis - Var (France) - 03/08/2014   29] same chrysalis as 28]  
       
       
     
30] individual (female) which emerged from the chrysalis shown in photo 25] - Var (France) - 05/08/2014      
       
       
       
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