Tortoiseshell Butterfly (Aglais urticae) 1 October 11

Tortoiseshell Butterfly (Aglais urticae) 1 October 11

Observation - Tortoiseshell Butterfly (Aglais urticae) 1 October 11 - UK and Ireland. Description: With closed wings it looked pretty much like a dark brown moth but when it opened it wings there were displays of orange / amber with black on wings top edging punctuated with white and blue round the edges of the wings.

With closed wings it looked pretty much like a dark brown moth but when it opened it wings there were displays of orange / amber with black on wings top edging punctuated with white and blue round the edges of the wings.