Nymphalis polychloros (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Nymphalidae)

Forewing Length: 25-33mm; Wingspan: Male 68-72mm, Female 72-75mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
April - May April - June June - July June - May
(Earliest: 14.3)

Biotopes:
Wet Forest
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Most Salicaceae

Several Rosaceae

Betula
Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Microplitis spectabilis Larva

Phryxe vulgaris Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Nymphalis polychloros
UK Butterflies Large Tortoiseshell
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Nymphalis polychloros
Lepiforum: Nymphalis polychloros


Pictures © 2003 J.K. Lindsey, 2012 R. Thunus

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