Stoney Grasslands, rocky coastal areas.
Fairly common in Southern regions.
44-46mm (1.73 inches)
[Small Tortoiseshell 50mm]
This butterfly is easily disturbed if you try to approach it as it basks in the sunshine (often on rocks or stone walls).
It is mainly brown/orange with a darker brown pattern and several eyespots.
The underside is grey with an elaborate design including eyespots.