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Large Tortoiseshell

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Portland Bird Observatory

No longer a breeding species in Britain and the source of any specimens found is always uncertain!



Common Name Large Tortoiseshell
Scientific Name Nymphalis polychloros
Species Group Nymphalid Butterflies Admirals and Fritillaries
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The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Nymphalid Butterflies Admirals and Fritillaries