They're coming - are they on their way here? They are unknown in France too. My pocket guide describes them as preferring valley bottoms and willows - we've got plenty of those! All photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
|Scarce Tortoiseshell by J.M.Garg, taken at Kullu Distt., Himachal, India|
|Scarce Tortoiseshell by Alpsdake, Mount Gozaisho, Japan|
|By Algirdas. Image rotated through 90 degrees|