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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 02.5 June 1991

The Chequered Skipper in Scotland

By - N O M Ravenscroft

A flash of chocolate and gold may be the first indication that the Chequered Skipper, Carterocephalus palaemon, is on the wing, darting in chase of other insects or from Bluebell to Bluebell as it fuels itself for the frenetic flight period ahead. Always a difficult butterfly to spot, the Chequered Skipper is often seen as it basks on a favoured perch in the spring sunshine, waiting to chase insects that pass by.

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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