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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 23.5 June 2012

Adventures with caterpillars. The larval stage of the Purple Emperor butterfly

By - Matthew Oates

Few British butterflies can be as challenging subjects for ecological study as the Purple Emperor Apatura iris. For a start, the adults are canopy-dwellers that occur at low population density in the UK, at least in the modern era. Moreover, they are active only intermittently, during the four high-summer weeks that constitute the insect's flight season.

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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