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Small tortoiseshell butterfly [hibernating in house] {1}

Observed: 20th December 2009 By: Adfero AfferoAdfero Affero’s reputation in InvertebratesAdfero Affero’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG 3473

This single specimen has been in my house for about 6-8 weeks. It has moved to about 4 or five different locations, mostly in poor light. Now it is in the hallway in greater illumination.
I wonder whether the temperature changes inside has any bearing on the movement.
There is nothing online about the physiological state the butterfly is in while hibernating.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Small Tortoiseshell (Algais urticae) interacts