Officially Extinct Butterfly ‘Making a Comeback’ in UK

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  • A large tortoiseshell butterfly, which has been extinct for half a century, has been discovered at Knepp in West Sussex.
  • The lepidopterists have also found signs of its caterpillar consuming leaves of wych elm.
  • Experts say the population of this butterfly may be rising in the UK as a response to climate change.

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