Aglais urticae
         
Small Tortoiseshell  
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] alt.1500m - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 30/06/2018   6] alt.1700m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 07/06/2016  
       
       
   
7] alt.900m - Haute-Loire (France) - 29/07/2009   8] female of Aglais urticae - Doubs (France) - 17/06/2009  
       
       
   
9] female - Var (France) - 05/08/2014   10] same specimen as 9]  
       
       
   
11] a female (above) and a male after overwintering - Doubs (France) - 05/04/2010   12] female laying on the underside of a leaf of Urtica dioica alt.1856m - Haute-Garonne (France) - 30/05/2019  
       
       
   
13] close-up of the cluster of eggs laid by the female from picture 12]   14] same cluster as 13], view from above
 
 
       
       
   
15] young gregarious caterpillars of Aglais urticae on Urtica dioica - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 11/07/2013   16] young caterpillars on Urtica dioica - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 13/07/2013  
       
       
   
17] caterpillars feeding on Urtica dioica - Haute Loire (France) - 24/04/2011   18] closer view of 17]
 
 
       
       
   
19] young caterpillars on their silk tent alt.145m - Haute-Garonne (France) -  21/04/2018   20] young caterpillars on Urtica dioica - Doubs (France) - 11/05/2010  
       
       
   
21] group of caterpillars - Doubs (France) - 11/05/2010   22] mature caterpillar - Doubs (France) - 06/2004  
       
       
   
23] caterpillars of various sizes on Urtica dioica alt.2100m - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 18/07/2019   24] mature caterpillar on Urtica dioica alt.2100m - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 18/07/2019  
       
       
   
25] mature caterpillars on Urtica dioica alt.145m - Haute-Garonne (France) -  06/05/2018   26] unusual sighting of a mature caterpillar in a shed made with silk - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 11/07/2013  
       
       
   
27] mature caterpillars feeding on Urtica dioica alt.2250mAlpes maritimes (France) - 09/07/2012   28] other caterpillars alt.2250m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 09/07/2012  
       
       
 
29] caterpillars on Urtica dioica alt.2300m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 15/08/2014  
       
       
   
30] other caterpillars alt.2250m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 09/07/2012   31] chrysalis - Var (France) - 03/08/2014
 
 
       
       
   
32] same chrysalis as 31]   33] same chrysalis as 31]  
       
       
   
34] other chrysalis - Var (France) - 03/08/2014   35] same chrysalis as 34]  
       
       
     
36] individual (female) which emerged from the chrysalis shown in photo 31] - Var (France) - 05/08/2014      
       
       
       
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