A History of British Butterfiled

A History of British Butterfiled

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. Stephens records one in which the silvery marginal spots are wanting, and another with the inner half of all the upper surface of the wings black, spotted with fulvous, with large black spots on the under side of the fore wings. Mr. Vestwood also figures one in which all the black markings on the upper side of the fore wings are suffused, except the row of round spots within the margin, the markings on the hind wings being somewhat more distinct, and the under side scarcely different from the ordinary appearance. The autumnal brood is of a much yellower ground colour than the spring one. The figures are from specimens in my own collection. THIS is another of those insects which do not make their appearance until the cold weather has fully passed away, and there is no longer any danger, as is the case with other less fortunate species, of mistaking some transient gleam of sunshine for the established serenity of the true summer. It frequents woods, heaths, and waste grounds. I have taken it in plenty in Edlinton Vood, near Doncaster, an excellent locality, and one in which nightingales abound. Other localities are Barnwell, and Ashton 'Wold, and the neighbourhood of Polebrook, Northamptonshire. It is scarce near Falmouth. It occurs also near Great Bedwyn and Sarum, Viltshire; Raydon WVood and Layer Heath, near Colchester, Essex; Dartmoor, in Devonshire; Lyndhurst, in Hampshire; Newcastle, in Northumberland; and Durham, "of that Ilk." There are two broods in the year, the one appearing in May and June, and the second in August and September. This insect measures in the expanse of its wings from a little under to a very little over an inch and three quarters. The ground colour of the fore wings is fulvous, the base black, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845331
  • 9781236845337