Small Tortoiseshell

I saw plenty of these small tortoiseshell butterflies around the hedgerows during a recent walk over local farmland. What an amazingly hairy body they have!

small tortoiseshell.jpg

The plentiful insects show just how important hedgerows are for wildlife diversity in the otherwise rather arid intensively farmed environment.

One thought on “Small Tortoiseshell

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.