Small Tortiseshell butterfly, Aglais urticae, taken July 7, 2010 on a nice warm evening (about 18C) day in Jordanstown.  Small Tortiseshell butterflies lay their eggs on nettles and are resident in the British Isles all year. See www.britishbutterflies or www.britishnature.co.uk.

  

These pictures show the butterflies feeding off a Hebe (Veronica) shrub.

 

Last updated Thursday July 08, 2010