NJ3652 : Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) Caterpillars

taken 3 months ago, near to Mulben, Moray, Great Britain

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) Caterpillars
Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) Caterpillars
Small Tortoiseshell larvae feed colonially on Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) until ready to pupate, when they disperse. Formerly very common, this butterfly suffered a collapse in numbers a few years ago, so it's good to see evidence of it making a recovery.
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NJ3652, 24 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 July, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 11 July, 2020
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Primary Subject of Photo
Butterfly  Insect  Caterpillar 
Insect (from Tags)
Caterpillar 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 3673 5261 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:33.5480N 3:3.5447W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 3673 5261
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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