|This butterfly is an orange-red with black markings, edged with blue cresents around the wing tips. The underside is almost black. Both the male and the female are alike.|
|Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)|
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|Where to sight species|
Found wherever there are suitable flowers. A particular favourite is Buddleia amd Sedum. Can be found in many places across the Island, and is a frequent visitor to many gardens.
Ventnor, Nettlecombe, Limerstone, Brighstone.
|Spring and Early Summer to Autumn.|