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BRITISH BUTTERFLIES REVISED Edition,  LONDON 1855
TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY JAMES DUNCAN (1804 - 1867)

PUBLISHED AS VOLUME XXIX OF THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY
EDITED BY SIR WILLIAM JARDINE.
  PLATE 17  - Engraved, Printed and coloured by
W. H. LIZARS, London    

LARGE TORTOISE-SHELL AND COMMA

                                                                 
 CLOSE-UP - The Naturalist's Library - Vol 29 - Plate 17 - James Duncan's LARGE TORTOISE-SHELL - Vanessa polychloros Now: LARGE TORTOISESHELL - Formerly: Aglais polychloros; Now: Nympahilis polychloros. COMMA BUTTERFLY Vanessa C-album (Formerly: Polygonia c-album - now Polygonum c-album). Edited by William Jardine.

LARGE TORTOISE-SHELL - Vanessa polychloros.
Now: LARGE TORTOISESHELL
- Formerly: Aglais polychloros   Now: Nymphalis polychloros
COMMA -  Vanessa c-album  (Formerly: Polygonia c-album Now Polygonum c-album)
IMAGE REF: TNL29-016

Since 1980, the Large Tortoiseshell has been considered extinct as a breeding species in Great Britain.
This is probably the result of the disappearance the elm trees that were its principle food plant.

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