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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 02.6 August 1991

Stinging Nettle Butterflies

By - David Corke

What is the commonest British butterfly? Despite years of mapping and monitoring there is no agreed answer to this simple question, but it may be the Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae. The most recent butterfly distribution maps (Emmet & Heath 1989) show that, in terms of the number of 10km squares occupied and geographical spread across the country, the Small Tortoiseshell is equal first with the Green-veined White, Pieris napi.

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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