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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 19.5 June 2008

The Myth of the Master Tree – Mate-location strategies of the Purple Emperor butterfly

By - Matthew Oates

Few elements of British wildlife are surrounded by as much mystery as the Purple Emperor butterfly Apatura iris. Our fascination with this insect's elusiveness and idiosyncrasies give it a unique place in natural history. 

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist