Species Account for Nymphalis polychloros
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W&C Act: Schedule 5
Essex RDB: Listed
Additional Phenology Data
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Taxonomic group: butterflies (Lepidoptera: butterflies) - Part county data
Large Tortoiseshell on UK Butterflies website
Essex Red Data List comment
Extinct as breeding species, as it almost certainly is in Britain. Very rare vagrants and releases of captive stock.