A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies are now flying and we spotted some on thistles near Slimbridge.
This widespread butterfly emerges from hibernation at the end of March and lays eggs on nettles. Males rest with open wings waiting for females to mate with.

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