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Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)

Synonyms: Aglais adumbrata; Aglais alba; Aglais angustibalteata; Aglais brunneoviolacea; Aglais caerulapicata; Aglais clarirufa; Aglais costadivisa; Aglais costajuncta; Aglais cuneatiguttata; Aglais expansa; Aglais fasciata; Aglais flavotessellata; Aglais fulva; Aglais fulvomarginata; Aglais griseomarginata; Aglais ignea; Aglais implumis; Aglais infraradiata; Aglais infuscata; Aglais ioformis; Aglais ioprotoformis; Aglais latericolor; Aglais latibalteata; Aglais lutea; Aglais maculomissa; Aglais magniguttata; Aglais magnilunulata; Aglais magninotata; Aglais magnipuncta; Aglais nigra; Aglais nigricostata; Aglais nigridorsata; Aglais nigrimarginata; Aglais nubilata; Aglais obscura; Aglais ochrea; Aglais parviguttata; Aglais parvilunulata; Aglais parvinotata; Aglais parvipuncta; Aglais polychloroides; Aglais pseudoichnusa; Aglais punctijuncta; Aglais radiata; Aglais rubrochrea; Aglais salmonicolor; Aglais strandi; Aglais strigata; Aglais subtusbrunnescens; Aglais subtuslactea; Aglais subtusnigrescens; Aglais subtusochreabalteata; Aglais subtusrufa; Aglais subtusvenata; Aglais teruelensis; Aglais tripuncta; Aglais unipuncta; Alglais testudinea; Vanessa albapicata; Vanessa albidomaculata; Vanessa amploides; Vanessa bellieri; Vanessa bimaculata; Vanessa conjuncta; Vanessa consentanea; Vanessa cruenta; Vanessa dannenbergi; Vanessa derennei; Vanessa elisa; Vanessa erythrophaea; Vanessa extrema; Vanessa falcoides; Vanessa fasciata; Vanessa fervida; Vanessa flavofasciata; Vanessa grueti; Vanessa guhni; Vanessa ichnusa; Vanessa igneaformis; Vanessa impuncta; Vanessa kaiensis; Vanessa kansuensis; Vanessa kaschmirensis; Vanessa leodiensis; Vanessa lucia; Vanessa lucida; Vanessa luna; Vanessa lydiae; Vanessa mesoides; Vanessa monographa; Vanessa neurodes; Vanessa nixa; Vanessa osborni; Vanessa pseudoconnexa; Vanessa pseudoturcica; Vanessa repetita; Vanessa rosacea; Vanessa selysi; Vanessa semiichnusoides; Vanessa sordida; Vanessa splendens; Vanessa subtusornata; Vanessa subtuspuncta; Vanessa teloides; Vanessa thibetana; Vanessa transiens; Vanessa turica; Vanessa victori; Vanessa xanthodes; Vanessa xantholeloena

Wikipedia Abstract

The small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae L.) is a colourful Eurasian butterfly in the family Nymphalidae.
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Infraspecies

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Alpár-bokrosi tisza-ártéri öblözet 12550 Hungary  
Asby Complex 7715 England, United Kingdom
Borrowdale Woodland Complex 1650 England, United Kingdom
Breckland 18652 England, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Felsõ-kiskunsági szikes puszták és turjánvidék 103542 Hungary  
Izsáki Kolon-tó 8841 Hungary  
Lake District High Fells 66717 England, United Kingdom
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Mendip Limestone Grasslands 1032 England, United Kingdom
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
Morfa Harlech a Morfa Dyffryn 2626 Wales, United Kingdom
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
River Eden 6087 England, United Kingdom  
Rum 26775 Scotland, United Kingdom
Salisbury Plain 52975 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Zámolyi-medence 6363 Hungary  

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Buddleja davidii (orange eye butterflybush)[1]
Calluna vulgaris (heather)[2]
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[2]
Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)[2]
Cirsium palustre (Marsh Thistle)[2]
Crepis capillaris (Smooth Hawksbeard)[2]
Galeopsis tetrahit (brittle-stem hemp-nettle)[2]
Geranium sylvaticum (woodland geranium)[2]
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. granatense[2]
Hieracium murorum (Few-leaved Hawkweed)[2]
Hieracium obtusissimum (Alpine Ragwort)[2]
Humulus lupulus (common hops)[3]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[2]
Silene flos-cuculi (ragged robin)[2]
Symphyotrichum novibelgii (Newfoundland aster)[1]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[2]
Urtica dioica (California nettle)[3]
Urtica spatulata (dwarf nettle)[3]
Urtica urens (Dwarf nettle)[4]
Vicia cracca (cow vetch)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)3
Anthophila fabriciana (Nettle-tap Moth)3
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)6
Apis mellifera (honey bee)5
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)9
Autographa jota (Plain Golden Y)4
Autographa pulchrina (Beautiful Golden Y)3
Biston betularia (peppered moth)4
Boloria selene (Silver-bordered fritillary)4
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)8
Caradrina morpheus (Mottled Rustic)3
Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch)3
Cassida rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle)3
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)5
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)5
Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)5
Coenonympha pamphilus (Small Heath Butterfly)4
Conops flavipes3
Diachrysia chrysitis (Burnished Brass Moth)3
Dilophus febrilis (Fever Fly)4
Ematurga atomaria (Common Heath Moth)3
Empis livida5
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)8
Eristalis arbustorum3
Eristalis tenax (drone fly)4
Eupeodes latifasciatus3
Eupithecia satyrata (Satyr Pug Moth)3
Euplexia lucipara (Small Angle Shades)3
Gonepteryx rhamni (Brimstone Butterfly)5
Gortyna flavago3
Helophilus hybridus3
Helophilus pendulus (Striped Hover Fly)5
Helophilus trivittatus (Sun Fly)4
Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-Eye Moth)3
Larinus planus3
Lasiocampa trifolii (Grass Eggar)3
Lycaena phlaeas (Small Copper Butterfly)3
Lygus rugulipennis3
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)4
Melanchra persicariae (Dot Moth)5
Meliscaeva cinctella3
Naenia typica (Gothic)4
Neomyia cornicina3
Noctua comes (Lesser Yellow Underwing)4
Orgyia antiqua (Rusty Tussock Moth)3
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)4
Papilio machaon (Old World swallowtail)3
Philaenus spumarius (meadow froghopper)4
Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades Moth)3
Pieris brassicae (Large White)4
Pieris napi (Green-veined White Butterfly)5
Pieris rapae (imported cabbageworm)7
Polygonia c-album (Comma Butterfly)3
Rhingia campestris4
Scaeva pyrastri3
Sericomyia silentis7
Sicus ferrugineus3
Sphaerophoria scripta5
Thymelicus lineola (European skipper)4
Thymelicus sylvestris (Small Skipper)6
Vanessa atalanta (red admiral)7
Volucella bombylans5
Volucella pellucens (White-banded Drone Fly)3

Predators

Apechthis compunctor[2]
Ichneumon extensorius[2]
Pseudoamblyteles homocerus[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Ichneumon extensorius[2]
Pollinator of 
Calluna vulgaris (heather)[2]
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[2]
Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)[2]
Cirsium palustre (Marsh Thistle)[2]
Crepis capillaris (Smooth Hawksbeard)[2]
Galeopsis tetrahit (brittle-stem hemp-nettle)[2]
Geranium sylvaticum (woodland geranium)[2]
Heracleum sphondylium subsp. granatense[2]
Hieracium murorum (Few-leaved Hawkweed)[2]
Hieracium obtusissimum (Alpine Ragwort)[2]
Knautia arvensis (field scabiosa)[4]
Leontodon hispidus[4]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[2]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[2]
Vicia cracca (cow vetch)[2]

Distribution

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Ecology of Commanster
3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
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