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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 22.4 April 2011

Observation of Chequered Skippers in Scotland in 2010

By - D E Newland

The Chequered Skipper Carterocerphalus palaemon was not recognised in the western-Highlands until 1942. Before that the species had been restricted, it was believed, to open grassy spots in a few selected woods in the English Midlands and southern counties. 

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

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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