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Absence of Butterflies

Naturevolume 50page297 (1894) | Download Citation



REFERRING to “Delta's” note, I may say that in the fine weather which we had here in April, the small tortoise-shell butterfly appeared more numerously than ever I had witnessed it at that season, or indeed at any time. I recollect counting a dozen at one time on a small bush of Andromeda floribunda then in flower. Many of them were on wing in the latter days of March, alighting on the willow blossoms. With the fall of temperature in May they disappeared, and only in these recent warm days of July have I again seen them. The first white butterfly of the season was seen here April 21, the glowworm on June 23 (three weeks later than last year), and the horse-fly, Hippobosca equina, on June 28.

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    • J. SHAW


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