Large tortoiseshell butterflies reproducing in the Netherlands

This 2018 video from Germany is about large tortoiseshell butterflies.

The Dutch butterfly foundation reported on 6 June 2019 that large tortoiseshell butterflies are reproducing in the Netherlands.

This species had become extinct in the Netherlands. In 1996, a caterpillar was found for the last time. From 2011-2014 many adult butterflies were seen; but caterpillars only three times from 2000-2018.

This year, caterpillars were discovered at six different spots all over the Netherlands.

Scarce tortoiseshells, another species rare for the Netherlands, were also seen again this year.

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