Butterflies: An Easy-to-Use Guide to Europe's Most Common by Michael Chinery

By Michael Chinery

A totally new version of this worthy Gem reference consultant to the butterflies of england, this booklet makes use of either top of the range pictures and unique illustrations to make id of 240 species effortless and enjoyable. Collins Gem Butterflies is an engaging creation to 240 of the main mostly discovered species of butterflies and moths within the British Isles. each one access contains picking illustrations of the butterfly or moth; information of distinguishing gains that can support with identity; details on dimension, habitat, geographical diversity, and months while the butterfly or moth could be spotted.; the names of comparable species with which the butterfly or moth can be stressed; and information of the diversities 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 understand and love.

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A fast-flying butterfly. The male (above) lacks the black spou present on the upperside of the fema le (see right). The undersides are alike in both sexes. with yellowish hindwin~ and white forewings with twO black spots. Winter is passed as a pupa. SIZE )2mm. HABITAT Flowery places, especially on cultivated land. FOODPLANT Mainly cultivated bnssicas. RANGE AI! l1 migmes in swarms. FLIGHT April-October. in 1-3 broods. 36) is smaller. with leu black on wing-tips. 29) has more extensive black border.

Females have twO black spot! on the upperside of the forewing; males have just one. The underside of the forewing has twO spots in both sexes. Winter is passed as a pupa. This species is not a cabbage pest. SIZE 25 mm. Flowery meadows. gardens and hedgerows; mainly in damp habitats inN. HABITAT FOODPLANT Wild crucifers. RANGE All Europe. FLIGHT March-November. in including wa tercress. 1 ~3 broods. Peak White of Alps and Pyrenees has similar veins. but forewing has black SPOt at end of cell. SLM ILAR SPECLES The upperside.

H AB ITAT Bogs and wet heaths. FOODPLANT Cranberry. RANGE N & C Europe except British Isles. 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.

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