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Butterflies - Large Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis polychloros)

Only three records of Large Tortoiseshell have been reported in the region since 1927.

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Rare Migrant in Warwickshire.


Find out more about the Large Tortoiseshell online at the following links;

Flight Chart
The flight chart below is based on observations of the adult Large Tortoiseshell butterfly in Warwickshire between 2005 and 2008. Peak periods are shown in dark green.

Large Tortoiseshell Flight Chart

Distribution Maps

Large Tortoiseshell - 2011 records / distribution. Large Tortoiseshell - 2010 records / distribution. Large Tortoiseshell - 2000 to 2009 records / distribution.
2011 (1yr) 2010 (1yr) 2000-09 (10yr)

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