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] male alt.1500m - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 30/06/2018   6] male alt.900m - Haute-Loire (France) - 29/07/2009  
       
       
   
7] female of Aglais urticae - Doubs (France) - 17/06/2009   8] female alt.1700m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 07/06/2016  
       
       
   
9] female - Var (France) - 05/08/2014   10] same specimen as 9]  
       
       
   
11] aberrant individual alt.1210m - Pyrénées orientales (France) - 18/07/2020   12] same specimen as 11]
 
 
       
       
   
13] a female (above) and a male after overwintering - Doubs (France) - 05/04/2010   14] female laying on the underside of a leaf of Urtica dioica alt.1856m - Haute-Garonne (France) - 30/05/2019  
       
       
   
15] female laying on Urtica dioica alt.2080m - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 24/05/2020   16] close-up of the cluster of eggs laid by the female from picture 14]  
       
       
   
17] same cluster as 16], view from above
 
  18] young caterpillars at a very early stage on Urtica dioica - Doubs (France) - 11/05/2010  
       
       
   
19] young gregarious caterpillars of Aglais urticae on Urtica dioica - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 11/07/2013   20] very young caterpillars alt.1760m - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 30/05/2022  
       
       
   
21] young caterpillars on Urtica dioica - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 13/07/2013   22]  young caterpillars on their silk tent alt.145m - Haute-Garonne (France) -  21/04/2018  
       
       
   
23] caterpillars feeding on Urtica dioica - Haute Loire (France) - 24/04/2011   24] closer view of 23]
 
 
       
       
   
25] group of caterpillars - Doubs (France) - 11/05/2010   26] mature caterpillar - Doubs (France) - 06/2004  
       
       
   
27] caterpillars of various sizes on Urtica dioica alt.2100m - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 18/07/2019   28] mature caterpillar on Urtica dioica alt.2100m - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 18/07/2019  
       
       
   
29] mature caterpillars on Urtica dioica alt.145m - Haute-Garonne (France) -  06/05/2018   30] unusual sighting of a mature caterpillar in a shed made with silk - Hautes Pyrénées (France) - 11/07/2013  
       
       
   
31] mature caterpillars feeding on Urtica dioica alt.2250mAlpes maritimes (France) - 09/07/2012   32] other caterpillars alt.2250m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 09/07/2012  
       
       
 
33] caterpillars on Urtica dioica alt.2300m - Alpes de Haute Provence (France) - 15/08/2014  
       
       
   
34] other caterpillars alt.2250m - Alpes maritimes (France) - 09/07/2012   35] chrysalis - Var (France) - 03/08/2014
 
 
       
       
   
36] same chrysalis as 35]   37] same chrysalis as 35]  
       
       
   
38] other chrysalis - Var (France) - 03/08/2014   39] same chrysalis as 38]  
       
       
     
40] individual (female) which emerged from the chrysalis shown in photo 35] - Var (France) - 05/08/2014      
       
       
       
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