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Aglais urticae
(small tortoiseshell butterfly)

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Aglais urticae (small tortoiseshell butterfly)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Aglais urticae
  • Preferred Common Name
  • small tortoiseshell butterfly
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Aglais urticae Linnaeus

Preferred Common Name

  • small tortoiseshell butterfly

Other Scientific Names

  • Vanessa urticae Linnaeus

International Common Names

  • English: tortoiseshell, small
  • French: petite, tortue

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: naeldens takvinge
  • Germany: Falter, Nessel-; Fuchs, Kleiner
  • Italy: Vanessa dell'ortica
  • Netherlands: Kleine vos

EPPO code

  • VANSUR (Vanessa urticae)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Nymphalidae
  •                             Genus: Aglais
  •                                 Species: Aglais urticae

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Urtica dioicaLeavesDavis, 1972

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