By Michael Chinery
A totally re-creation of this precious Gem reference consultant to the butterflies of england, this ebook makes use of either top quality pictures and special illustrations to make id of 240 species effortless and enjoyable. Collins Gem Butterflies is an interesting advent to 240 of the main typically chanced on species of butterflies and moths within the British Isles. every one access contains picking illustrations of the butterfly or moth; information of distinguishing good points which could aid with id; details on measurement, habitat, geographical variety, and months while the butterfly or moth will be spotted.; the names of comparable species with which the butterfly or moth will be careworn; and information of the variations among them. All this data and lots more and plenty extra is gifted in a transparent, hugely illustrated layout that Gem readers have come to grasp and love.
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SIM ILAR SPECIES One or Europe's commonest garden species, and one or the earliest to appear in the spring, look rOf" the blue-spotted margins and the large dark patch at the base of the hindwing. The underside is black and brown with a faint blue border, affording ideal camouflage in its overwintering sites which include sheds. attks and hollow trees. SIZE 25 mm. HABITAT Gardens and other flowery places. FOOOPLANT Stinging nettle. RANGE All Europe; oCCilsional1y reaches Iceland. FLIGHT May-Ocrober.
FLIGHT June-July. SIM ILAR SPECIES Shepherd's Fritillary of mountainous areas has yellow patch near outer edge of underside of hindwing. Pearl-Bordered Fritillary Named for the silvery spots. edged with brown. on the outer margin of the underside of the hindwing. Thefe is also a large silvery spot in the centre of this wing. The upperside hu the orange ~d black pattern typical of the fritillaries . Winter is passed as a caterpillar. slze22mm. ed areas, and the surrounding rlelds and scrub. FOODP LANT Violets.
Nd another on the front edge. The female has deeper black markings. than the male. shown here. Winter is passed as a cate rpillar or chrysalis. ;' l' -+' -" FUOHT - r- '". 51zE23mm. HABITAT Rough. Howery places. Fc:'0DPLANT Various wild crucifers; also mignonette. RANOE Most of Europe exceptbr N. A " great migl'3tlt, but rare vaqant to British Isles. February-October. in 2-4 broods. SIMILAR SPECIES Several in S Europe. but none with two black spots near outer edge of underside of forewing. Orange-Tip The male, shown here, is unmistakable.