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By Michael Chinery

A totally new version of this helpful Gem reference advisor to the butterflies of england, this ebook makes use of either top of the range pictures and specific illustrations to make identity of 240 species effortless and enjoyable. Collins Gem Butterflies is an engaging advent to 240 of the main ordinarily came upon species of butterflies and moths within the British Isles. every one access contains settling on illustrations of the butterfly or moth; information of distinguishing positive factors that may aid with id; info on dimension, habitat, geographical variety, and months whilst the butterfly or moth should be spotted.; the names of comparable species with which the butterfly or moth may be harassed; and information of the variations among them. All this data and masses extra is gifted in a transparent, hugely illustrated structure that Gem readers have come to grasp and love.

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Small Pearl-Bordered Fritil The central band running acro5s the underside of the hindwing is usually all silver, although sometirne$ yellow. look for the black edging to the silvery muginal spots. The upperside is virtually Identical to that of the Pearl·bordered Fritillary. Winter is paned as a caterpillar. size 20 mm. HABITAT Open woodland, moors and damp grassland. FOOD PLANT VlOleu. RANGE Almost all Europe, except Ireland and Mediterranean coan. FLIGHT May-August, in one or two broods. SIMILAR SPECI ES Pearl-bordered Fritillary (oppoSite) lin single silver spot in centre of underside of hindwing.

The uppeNide is orange with black spots and a distinct green tinge in both sexes. The underside of the forewing is largely peach-coloured with bladt. spots. while the underside of the hindwing is pale green with faint silvery Stripes, best seen in the female. A fast-flying bunerfly with a great liking for thistles. Winter is passed as a caterpillar. SIZE 32-40 mm. HABITAT Flower-rich grassland FOODPLANT and woodland clearings. VIOlets. RANGE S Europe. as far N as Slovakia in E; also Atlantic coast of France.

In 1- 3 broods. SIMILARSPECIESWhitcAdmiral ' (oppo~ite) has no white spot in middle of I forewmg. , , " ' _ A po ..... erful flier, seen mainly in the treetops although it may come down to feed at dung or carrion. The upperside is dull brown with white spots and stripes and ~ conspicuous row of onnge crescents on the hindwing. lnge, with white spots and a gre yish· blue margi n. Winte r is passed as a small caterpillar. SIZE 40 mm. 11y near water. FOOD PLANT Aspen and other poplars. RANGE Much of Europe, except British Isles.

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