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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 09.6 August 1998

A Short History of Butterfly-collecting in Britain

By - Peter Marren

Vladimir Nabokov, the author of Lolita and Pale Fire, was a butterfly-collector. He did some serious work on the neotropical blues, described a new species, Lysandra cormion, and was the first to capture a little moth now known as Nabokov's Pug. Late in life, he wrote sensuously of his days in the field with net and satchel, capturing as few writers have done that earth memory we have of nature with its still vivid scents, sounds and colours.

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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