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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 05.4 April 1994

The Rise and Fall of the Holly Blue Butterfly

By - Richard Revels

The distribution of the Holly Blue, Celastrina argiolus, in Britain reflects its liking for the warmer and sunnier climate of the south, where it may be frequently found in a variety of wooded or shrubby habitats, including many urban gardens and parks. Further north into the Midlands it is more local and less regularly encountered, and it only just reaches the extreme south-west of Scotland. In Wales it occurs in most lowland districts. It also has a scattered distribution across Ireland.

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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