Large Tortoiseshell - Grote vos

Large Tortoiseshell

Grote vos

Nymphalis polychloros

Pictures: Arnold Meijer


A very rare species in our country! In spring 2004, several individuals of this species were found, mostly near the seacoast. In this case, there were even two individuals (one of which had a rather worn-down wing). Unfortunately for me, they could not be relocated after the day of discovery. But Arnold Meijer made these splendid pictures (more are shown on


Large Tortoiseshell  -  Grote vos   Nymphalis polychloros   digital pictures.
Zwarte Pad, Noordwijk aan Zee ZH, The Netherlands, 26 April 2004. (Arnold Meijer)


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