Grassland, woodland edges.
Uncommon. Burren and midlands.
50-60mm (1.97 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]
This butterfly is not very common in Ireland. It is a very attractive light lemon or yellow butterfly that has a rather pointed wing shape.
It hibernates during the winter.
Some say that this butter coloured insect was responsible for the name 'butterfly'.