Grasslands, coastal dunes.
Common in Burren and in coastal areas.
33-37mm (1.30 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]
This is the smallest of the Browns and is predominantly orange/light brown in colour when seen in flight.
At rest, its wings remain closed, showing the grey/brown underside. It is easily disturbed, though its flight is weak, making it easy to track. It has a single eyespot on each wing.