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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 05.5 June 1994

Locating and Conserving the Elusive Purple Emperor

By - Ken Willmott

" 'Above the sovereign Oak, a sovereign skims...': a tribute by the 19th-century poet Crabbe to the magnificent and perhaps grandest of all our butterflies, the Purple Emperor, Apatura iris. It has a restricted range in the British Isles but cannot be regarded as a very rare species, particularly in the more favoured southern counties which it inhabits. It can be more appropriately described as a butterfly rarely seen."

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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