Nymphalis polychloros
         
Large Tortoiseshell  
La Grande Tortue  
           
 
 
 
 
1] male of Nymphalis polychloros after overwintering - Bouches du Rhône (France) - 10/03/2012  
       
       
   
2] same specimen as 1]   3] same specimen as 1]  
       
       
   
4] individual of summer brood alt.436m - Pyrénées orientales (France) - 16/06/2018   5] same specimen as 4]
 
 
       
       
   
6] same specimen as 4]   7] specimen after overwintering - Var (France) - 05/04/2009  
       
       
   
8] specimen after overwintering - Var (France) - 12/03/2014   9] specimen after overwintering - Var (France) - 16/03/2014  
       
       
   
10] specimen after overwintering - Haute Loire (France) - 1996
 
  11] male (summer brood) - Alpes maritimes (France)  - 15/08/2013  
       
       
   
12] specimen licking some sap from an Oak tree (summer brood) - Var (France) - 08/06/2011   13] same specimen as 12]
 
 
       
       
   
14] male from summer brood - Var (France) - 10/06/2011   15] same specimen as 14]  
       
       
   
16] same specimen as 14]   17] same specimen as 14]  
       
       
     
18] female of Nymphalis polychloros (summer brood) - Cantal (France) - July 1997      
       
       
   
19] young caterpillars living gregariously on Ulmus sp. - Haute-Garonne (France) - 30/05/2019   20] closer view of some caterpillars shown in 19]
 
 
       
       
   
21] closer view of some caterpillars shown in 19]   22] closer view of some caterpillars shown in 19]  
       
       
   
23] young and solitary caterpillar on Ulmus sp. No other larva was seen feeding on this small tree - Var (France) - 30/04/2015   24] same larva as 23] several days later - Var (France) - 06/05/2015
 
 
       
       
 
25] same larva as 24] - Var (France) - 06/05/2015      
       
       
   
26] same larva as 24] - Var (France) - 06/05/2015   27] same larva as 24] - Var (France) - 06/05/2015  
       
       
   
28] same larva as 24] - Var (France) - 08/05/2015   29] same larva as 24] - Var (France) - 08/05/2015  
       
       
   
30] same larva as 24] - Var (France) - 08/05/2015
 
  31] same larva as 24], preparing to pupate - Var (France) - 13/05/2015  
       
       
   
32] chrysalis which originated from the scene shown in 31] - Var (France) - 15/05/2015   33] same chrysalis as 32] - Var (France) - 15/05/2015
 
 
       
       
   
34] same chrysalis as 32] - Var (France) - 15/05/2015   35] same chrysalis as 32] - Var (France) - 23/05/2015  
       
       
       
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