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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 23.3 February 2012

The enigmatic Erebia – the Scotch Argus in Britain

By - Paul Kirkland

For those lucky enough to have seen hundreds of freshly emerged, almost black, adults suddenly rising, as if from nowhere, as sunlight spreads out over the stunning landscapes that they inhabit, the Scotch Argus Erebia aethiops can be a bewitching, but perhaps also a puzzling species.

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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