• Species : Nymphalis polychloros
  • English Name : Large Tortoiseshell
  • Stage : Larvae x 10
  • Price : £ info in 2020
  • Availability : Expected spring 2020

Larvae of the Large Tortoiseshell prefer Wych Elm which has large leaves which the larvae can hide under when it rains as they dislike being wet.They will also take other Elms, Sallows, Cherry, Pear, Celtis and many other trees.They will also feed on Hawthorn but the larvae must start on this. Sleeving is best in full sun and protect from rain if possible. Large Tortoiseshell © devonbutterflies