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Large Tortoiseshell

Nymphalis polychloros


Large very colourful butterfly, some 7 - 8 cm in wingspan. Wings are bright orange with dark brown and white spots and brown edges; hindwings edges have blue fields on their margins.


Common european species, usually seen in woodlands. Here, seen on edges of a 'lowland' forest of Geneva lake valley - deciduous wood, mainly oak, protected forest.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Genève, Switzerland

Spotted on Apr 2, 2019
Submitted on Apr 10, 2019

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