Small Tortoiseshell

Small Tortoiseshell

Observation - Small Tortoiseshell - UK and Ireland. Description: There has been a serious outbreak of Small Tortoiseshell here. In the last 15 days an enormous number of these butterflies have emerged. Fresh, deep colours, unmolested by gales or rain, sated on nectar from thistle, ragwort, knapweed and scabious. The

There has been a serious outbreak of Small Tortoiseshell here.
In the last 15 days an enormous number of these butterflies have emerged. Fresh, deep colours, unmolested by gales or rain, sated on nectar from thistle, ragwort, knapweed and scabious.
They give themselves up entirely to any photographer.