AURELIAN LEGACY: British Butterflies and Their Collectors

AURELIAN LEGACY: British Butterflies and Their Collectors

MICHAEL SALMON    Book Number: 84489    Product format: Hardback

Tragically, changes in land management and the environment have contributed to the seemingly irreversible decline of butterfly species in Britain. It is probable that we shall never again see many superb specimens. This informative volume furnishes accounts of selected species of historical interest and appraises the effects of current conservation policies. It also gives a history of butterfly collecting, the equipment that was used and the depredations caused by ardent botanists. There are fascinating brief biographies of 101 deceased lepidopterists, generously laced with anecdotes, quotations and many contemporary monochrome portraits. The Butterfly Collectors are from Thomas Moffet (1553-1604) to John Heath (1922-1987). Appendices list all the British and Irish butterflies with their earlier vernacular names including The Small Skipper, The Essex Skipper, The Apollo, The Wood White, The Pale Clouded Yellow, The Brimstone, The Cleopatra, The Purple Hairstreak, The Peacock, The Small Mountain Ringlet, and provides a chronological account of entomological societies, publications and events in the canon of British entomology. 432 very large pages illustrated in monochrome and colour. 8½" x 11".
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ISBN 9780946589401
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