Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae): The classic spring butterfly, it emerges from hibernation early in the year, basking on open patches of grass or on vegetation and gravestones. Look out for larval nests on nettles similar to the Peacock, but with brown and yellow caterpillars. UK numbers may be boosted by continental immigrants in late summer and autumn.

Small Tortoiseshell

Small Tortoiseshell

Small Tortoiseshell

Small Tortoiseshell