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Small tortoiseshell butterfly (aglais urticae).jpg
Small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) on Blackthorn in Otmoor, Oxfordshire
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Tribe: Nymphalini
Genus: Aglais
Dalman, 1816

Aglais is a Holarctic genus of brush-footed butterflies, containing the Tortoiseshells. This genus is sometimes included as a subgenus of Nymphalis,[1] which also includes Tortoiseshells, but it is usually considered to be separate.[2]


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  1. ^ Nymphalis,
  2. ^ [1] Lepindex

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