By Michael Chinery
A very re-creation of this worthy Gem reference advisor to the butterflies of england, this publication makes use of either top quality pictures and special illustrations to make id of 240 species effortless and enjoyable. Collins Gem Butterflies is an engaging advent to 240 of the main quite often stumbled on species of butterflies and moths within the British Isles. each one access comprises determining illustrations of the butterfly or moth; info of distinguishing positive factors which could support with identity; info 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 may be harassed; and information of the variations among them. All this knowledge 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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In one or two broods. SIMILAR SPECIES Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (opposite) normally has ~nd of silvery spots across underside of hindwing. and marginal spots are edged with black. 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. One of the smallest fritiliaries, also tailed Violet Fritillary. The hindwing. sharply angled at its tip. is purplish brown below with silvery marginal spots and large silver spots in a central band. The upperside displays the oormallritillary pattern.
One of the smallest fritiliaries, also tailed Violet Fritillary. The hindwing. sharply angled at its tip. is purplish brown below with silvery marginal spots and large silver spots in a central band. The upperside displays the oormallritillary pattern. It usually flits and glides close to the ground. Winter is passed as a caterpillar. SIZE lamm. H AB ITAT Rough grassland. heaths and light woodland. FOODPLANT Violets RANGE and low-growing brambles. S & C Europe except British Isles. FLIGHT April-October.