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An Illustrated Natural History of British Moths


A HUNDRED years ago, or perhaps even less, a man who displayed a fondness for collecting insects was commonly regarded as a weak-minded individual, whose power of managing his own affairs, although it might in charity be conceded by his neighbours, was at least somewhat doubtful. To use the old Scotch phrase, he was supposed to have “a Bee in his bonnet,” because he liked to have a Butterfly under his eyes.

An Illustrated Natural History of British Moths.

By Edward Newman &c. Large 8vo. pp. 486. (London: W. Tweedie.)

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DALLAS, W. An Illustrated Natural History of British Moths. Nature 1, 16–17 (1869).

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