Species: Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
Originator: Frode Falkenberg

Norwegian name: Neslesommerfugl

Host plants: Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Humulus lupulus, Urtica

Confusion species: Large Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis polychloros)

Systematics :

KingdomAnimals (Animalia)
Phylum Articulate animals (Arthropoda)
Class  Insects (Insecta)
Order   Moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera)
Group    Butterflies (Rhopalocera)
Family     Brush-footed butterflies (Nymphalidae)
Subfamily      Nymphalinae
Genus       Aglais
Species        Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)