This video is about large tortoiseshell transformation from caterpillar to chrysalis.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
While searching for hibernating bats in South-Kennemerland a large tortoiseshell butterfly was found. This is the first report of such a wintering ever. It seems that the large tortoiseshell will again settle in our country.
Earlier, in the first half of the last century the large tortoiseshell butterfly was permanently present in the Netherlands. Then, the species will also have wintered, but there are no reports of overwintering large tortoiseshells. This is due, among other things, to the butterflies crawling into hollow trees and under piles of wood making them difficult to spot and not easily found.
- Wildlife 2012: Slugs and orchids thrive but blossom and bees are washed out (guardian.co.uk)
- Birds come down to earth in the year of the slug (independent.co.uk)
- Endangered butterfly making a comeback in Oregon (oregonlive.com)
- DOC hunts down invading butterfly (radionz.co.nz)