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Species Account for Nymphalis polychloros

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Nymphalis polychloros  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Large Tortoiseshell
Lepidoptera: butterflies: Nymphalidae

Nymphalis polychloros

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National status: Extinct
W&C Act: Schedule 5
Essex RDB: Listed

Additional Phenology Data


Nymphalis polychloros
Nymphalis polychloros

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Taxonomic group: butterflies (Lepidoptera: butterflies) - Part county data   
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Essex Red Data List comment
Extinct as breeding species, as it almost certainly is in Britain. Very rare vagrants and releases of captive stock.


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no structural habitat data available

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