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Scarce Tortoiseshell, Lieksa Finland This species (Nymphalis xanthomelas) has been very rare in Finland until recent years. It's not common yet but still possible to see nowadays if you're lucky enough.  Finland,Geotagged,Nymphalis xanthomelas,Scarce Tortoiseshell,Spring,april,butterfly,finland,large tortoiseshell,lepidoptera,lieksa,nymphalidae,scandinavia,spring,tortoiseshell,yellow-legged tortoisehell Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Scarce Tortoiseshell, Lieksa Finland

This species (Nymphalis xanthomelas) has been very rare in Finland until recent years. It's not common yet but still possible to see nowadays if you're lucky enough.

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  1. Extraordinary resemblance with Nymphalis polychloros. Yours sure is an hibernating one. This ones are the first to apear after the winter. Great capture, cheers* Posted 3 years ago
  2. They really are quite similar in appearance and they both occur in the south of Finland but are rare. I think polychloros is even rarer than this one. I don't know if it's ever been found here in the east. Thanks again for your great feedback! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot! By the way, please use Reply on the comment box, so that it can be notified that was answered*
      Best compliments, and hope to see more Finland. Great job, cheers*
      Posted 3 years ago
      1. Oh, I thought I had used the reply button but apparently I hadn't. Sorry for that :). And you will certainly see some more species from here! Posted 3 years ago
  3. "Scarce" would be a fitting name in this case, nice species intro! Posted 3 years ago
    1. I agree, it's a good name for this species :). Thank you! Posted 3 years ago
  4. Nice find. Posted 3 years ago

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''Nymphalis xanthomelas'', the scarce tortoiseshell, is a species of nymphalid butterfly found in eastern Europe and Asia. This butterfly is also referred as yellow-legged tortoisehell or large tortoiseshell .

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ari Parviainen
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By Ari Parviainen

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Uploaded Feb 22, 2016. Captured Apr 22, 2014 09:31 in Unnamed Road, 81570 Lieksa, Finland.
  • NIKON D3000
  • f/5.6
  • 1/800s
  • ISO200
  • 200mm