Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Tortoiseshell Butterfly Aglais urticae The tortoiseshell butterfly is a well-known British butterfly but is becoming increasingly less common. The tortoise shell butterfly has quite an elaborate mating ritual. The males select a prime spot near the nettles, their main food plant, and waits for a female. He follows her from behind and drums his antennae on her hind-wings making a faint but audible sound. She