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1. A Review of: The Butterflies of Sussex - A Twenty-First Century Atlas

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: The Butterflies of Sussex - A Twenty-First Century Atlas.
Date: 20 May 2017
Keywords: Michael Blencowe, Neil Hulme, Sussex, Atlas

2. Notes and Views, Issue 9 - January to April 2017

Author: Vince Massimo and Peter Eeles.
Title: Notes and Views, Issue 9 - January to April 2017.
Date: 09 May 2017
Keywords: Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria, Holly Blue, Celastrina argiolus, Large White, Pieris brassicae, Scarce Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis xanthomelas, Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae, Large Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis polychloros, Clouded Yellow, Colias croceus, Peacock, Aglais io, Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae, Green Hairstreak, Callophrys rubi
Abstract: This edition of Notes and Views provides a summary of interesting items posted on UK Butterflies and other media between 1st January and 30th April 2017.

3. Notes and Views, Issue 8 - September to December 2016

Author: Vince Massimo and Peter Eeles.
Title: Notes and Views, Issue 8 - September to December 2016.
Date: 08 May 2017
Keywords: Long-tailed Blue, Lampides boeticus, Swallowtail, Papilio machaon, Large Skipper, Ochlodes sylvanus, Camberwell Beauty, Nymphalis antiopa, Holly Blue, Celastrina argiolus, Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus, Clouded Yellow, Colias croceus, Small White, Pieris rapae, Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta
Abstract: This edition of Notes and Views provides a summary of interesting items posted on UK Butterflies and other media between 1st September and 31st December 2016.

4. A Review of: A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Northern Europe

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Northern Europe.
Date: 07 May 2017
Keywords: Ted Benton

5. UKB TV - Episode 2: The White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album)

Author: Dr. Dan Danahar.
Title: UKB TV - Episode 2: The White-letter Hairstreak (Satyrium w-album).
Date: 27 March 2017
Keywords: White-letter Hairstreak, Satyrium w-album
Abstract: This is the second in a series of episodes produced for UK Butterflies TV, each looking at the autecology of the different species of butterflies found within the British Isles. The series also aims to interview those individuals who have made significant contributions to the conservation of each British butterfly species, in an attempt to capture, for posterity, their stories told in their own words.

6. Reviews of: A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies and Dragonflies of Sri Lanka, and A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of India

Author: Guy Padfield.
Title: Reviews of: A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies and Dragonflies of Sri Lanka, and A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of India.
Date: 11 January 2017
Keywords: Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Peter Smetacek, Sri Lanka, India

7. UKB TV - Episode 1: The High Brown Fritillary (Argynnis adippe)

Author: Dr. Dan Danahar.
Title: UKB TV - Episode 1: The High Brown Fritillary (Argynnis adippe).
Date: 01 January 2017
Keywords: High Brown Fritillary, Argynnis adippe
Abstract: This is the first in a series of episodes produced for UK Butterflies TV, each looking at the autecology of the different species of butterflies found within the British Isles. The series also aims to interview those individuals who have made significant contributions to the conservation of each British butterfly species, in an attempt to capture, for posterity, their stories told in their own words.

8. A Review of: Guide d'identification des papillons de jour de Suisse

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Guide d'identification des papillons de jour de Suisse.
Date: 25 November 2016
Keywords: Vincent Baudraz and Michel Baudraz

9. A Review of: 1000 Butterflies - An illustrated guide to the world’s most beautiful butterflies

Author: Guy Padfield.
Title: A Review of: 1000 Butterflies - An illustrated guide to the world’s most beautiful butterflies.
Date: 09 November 2016
Keywords: Adrian Hoskins

10. The Hibernaculum Habits of the White Admiral Butterfly Limenitis camilla (Linnaeus)

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: The Hibernaculum Habits of the White Admiral Butterfly Limenitis camilla (Linnaeus).
Date: 03 November 2016
Keywords: White Admiral, Limenitis camilla
Abstract: As part of a broader study into the life cycle of the White Admiral butterfly, the author has examined the habits of the overwintering larva. In this article he presents four different types of hibernacula that he has encountered so that it may help those looking to monitor them over the winter months.

11. UKB TV - Introduction

Author: Dr. Dan Danahar.
Title: UKB TV - Introduction.
Date: 29 October 2016
Abstract: This is an introduction to UK Butterflies TV, where Dan Danahar and Pete Eeles discuss the rationale for this new initiative.

12. A Study of the Life Cycle of the Chequered Skipper Butterfly Carterocephalus palaemon (Pallas)

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Study of the Life Cycle of the Chequered Skipper Butterfly Carterocephalus palaemon (Pallas).
Date: 24 October 2016
Keywords: Chequered Skipper, Carterocephalus palaemon
Abstract: Of all of the butterflies found in the British Isles, the complete life cycle of the Chequered Skipper is one of the most rarely observed, for several reasons. The first is that the distribution of the butterfly is restricted to north west Scotland where the level of recording is relatively low. The second is that, while many enthusiasts have made pilgrimages to see the adult butterfly, very few have put the same effort into locating the immature stages. Finally, the ecology of the butterfly requires the observer to put in a significant amount of time before they are rewarded with views of all stages. In this article, the author summarises his observations over a three year period, from 2014 to 2016.

13. Notes and Views, Issue 7 - May to August 2016

Author: Vince Massimo and Peter Eeles.
Title: Notes and Views, Issue 7 - May to August 2016.
Date: 24 October 2016
Keywords: Camberwell Beauty, Nymphalis antiopa, Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus, Duke of Burgundy, Hamearis lucina, Holly Blue, Celastrina argiolus, Long-tailed Blue, Lampides boeticus, Marsh Fritillary, Euphydryas aurinia, Monarch, Danaus plexippus, Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Boloria euphrosyne, Orange-tip, Anthocharis cardamines, Purple Emperor, Apatura iris, Silver-studded Blue, Plebejus argus, Small White, Pieris rapae, Swallowtail, Papilio machaon, White-letter Hairstreak, Satyrium w-album, Wall, Lasiommata megera
Abstract: This edition of Notes and Views provides a summary of interesting items posted on UK Butterflies and other media between 1st May and 31st August 2016.

14. A Review of: The Five-Year Butterfly Hunt - Five Summers Photographing Our Native Butterflies

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: The Five-Year Butterfly Hunt - Five Summers Photographing Our Native Butterflies.
Date: 29 September 2016
Keywords: Phil Hall

15. A Review of: Butterflies of the West Midlands

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Butterflies of the West Midlands.
Date: 30 August 2016
Keywords: Ian Duncan, Peter Seal, John Tilt, Roger Wasley and Mike Williams

16. Notes and Views, Issue 6 - January to April 2016

Author: Vince Massimo and Peter Eeles.
Title: Notes and Views, Issue 6 - January to April 2016.
Date: 22 June 2016
Keywords: Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria, Small White, Pieris rapae, Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui, Holly Blue, Celastrina argiolus, White-letter Hairstreak, Satyrium w-album, Wall, Lasiommata megera, Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus
Abstract: This edition of Notes and Views provides a summary of interesting items posted on UK Butterflies and other media between 1st January and 30th April 2016.

17. A Review of: Swiss Butterflies Site Guide

Author: Guy Padfield.
Title: A Review of: Swiss Butterflies Site Guide.
Date: 12 April 2016
Keywords: Switzerland, Jason Sargerson

18. Notes and Views, Issue 5 - September to December 2015

Author: Vince Massimo and Peter Eeles.
Title: Notes and Views, Issue 5 - September to December 2015.
Date: 12 April 2016
Abstract: This edition of Notes and Views provides a summary of interesting items posted on UK Butterflies and other media between 1st September and December 31st 2015.

19. Of Lincolnshire High Skies, Hay Meadows and Mazarine Blues Cyaniris semiargus

Author: Martin White.
Title: Of Lincolnshire High Skies, Hay Meadows and Mazarine Blues Cyaniris semiargus.
Date: 22 January 2016
Keywords: Mazarine Blue, Cyaniris semiargus
Abstract: This article explores the most likely ecological reasons for the extinction of the Mazarine Blue in Great Britain using, as its principal model, the butterfly's last known breeding colony in England. It is strongly hoped that the information will be useful in either justifying more research into the Mazarine Blue's precise needs or possibly show the way forward for the successful re-establishment of this species. The benefit provided to the Mazarine Blue will inevitably halt the decline and further loss of both British and Continental meadowland invertebrates, which are still being badly affected by the same processes which are, here, thought to have been the primary cause of the Mazarine Blue's extinction. This research solidly complements the work of Cizek et al. (2012), arriving at exactly the same conclusion from an entirely different angle.

20. Notes and Views, Issue 4 - May to August 2015

Author: Vince Massimo and Peter Eeles.
Title: Notes and Views, Issue 4 - May to August 2015.
Date: 11 October 2015
Keywords: Adonis Blue, Polyommatus bellargus, Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni, Brown Argus, Aricia agestis, Grayling, Hipparchia semele, Green Hairstreak, Callophrys rubi, Holly Blue, Celastrina argiolus, Large Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis polychloros, Long-tailed Blue, Lampides boeticus, Meadow Brown, Maniola jurtina, Monarch, Danaus plexippus, Orange-tip, Anthocharis cardamines, Purple Hairstreak, Favonius quercus, Queen of Spain Fritillary, Issoria lathonia, Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta, Silver-studded Blue, Plebejus argus, Small Heath, Coenonympha pamphilus, Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria
Abstract: This edition of Notes and Views provides a summary of interesting items posted on UK Butterflies and other media between 1st May and August 31st 2015.

21. A Review of: Rainbow Dust - Three Centuries of Delight in British Butterflies

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Rainbow Dust - Three Centuries of Delight in British Butterflies.
Date: 18 September 2015
Keywords: Peter Marren

22. A Review of: In Pursuit of Butterflies - a fifty-year affair

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: In Pursuit of Butterflies - a fifty-year affair.
Date: 17 September 2015
Keywords: Matthew Oates

23. Egg-laying Preferences of the Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)

Author: William Langdon.
Title: Egg-laying Preferences of the Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas).
Date: 09 August 2015
Keywords: Small Copper, Lycaena phlaeas
Abstract: This article summarises a study into the egg-laying habits of the Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) on Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) and Sheep's Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) in my garden in west Somerset, undertaken as part of the Extended Project Qualification, alongside my AS levels. A survey of egg-laying was used to test the hypothesis that female Small Coppers would prefer to oviposit on shorter Sorrels that were regenerating after grazing, in the hope that the project's findings would enable me to provide more of such Sorrels (thereby encouraging further breeding in my garden) and potentially inform habitat management for this species on a broader scale. It was found that relatively short plants, with relatively small leaves, growing in short grass were preferred, and with these variables being taken as indicators of grazing, I accepted my aforementioned hypothesis.

24. A History of the Large Blue Maculinea arion subspecies eutyphron (Fruhstorfer, 1915) in Somerset

Author: Peter Andrews.
Title: A History of the Large Blue Maculinea arion subspecies eutyphron (Fruhstorfer, 1915) in Somerset.
Date: 03 July 2015
Keywords: Large Blue, Maculinea arion, eutyphron, Somerset
Abstract: This article details historical records and specimens from Somerset of the extinct Large Blue Maculinea arion subspecies eutyphron (Fruhstorfer, 1915). There is also an account of I.R.P. Heslop's mid 20th century discoveries of M. arion in Somerset at previously unrecorded localities.

25. Butterfly Anatomy

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: Butterfly Anatomy.
Date: 02 July 2015
Keywords: anatomy

26. A Review of: Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland (2nd edition)

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland (2nd edition).
Date: 14 June 2015
Keywords: RIchard Lewington

27. Notes and Views, Issue 3 - January to April 2015

Author: Vince Massimo and Peter Eeles.
Title: Notes and Views, Issue 3 - January to April 2015.
Date: 19 May 2015
Keywords: Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae, Peacock, Aglais io, Large Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis polychloros, Scarce Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis xanthomelas, Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta, Large White, Pieris brassicae, Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria, Purple Emperor, Apatura iris, Orange-tip, Anthocharis cardamines
Abstract: This edition of Notes and Views provides a summary of interesting items posted on UK Butterflies and other media between 1st January and 30th April 2015.

28. A Review of: Butterflies of the World

Author: Guy Padfield.
Title: A Review of: Butterflies of the World.
Date: 18 May 2015
Keywords: Adrian Hoskins

29. The Butterfly Collection of the Bree Family

Author: Michael Mead-Briggs.
Title: The Butterfly Collection of the Bree Family.
Date: 27 April 2015
Keywords: Bree, collection
Abstract: This article describes the rediscovery of a small but historically-interesting collection of butterflies assembled by members of the Bree family, from Allesley in Warwickshire. Both the Rev. William Thomas Bree and his son, the Rev. William Bree, are cited in numerous 19th century books as being knowledgeable observers of butterflies.

30. A History of the British Large Copper Lycaena dispar dispar and the Scarce Copper Lycaena virgaureae in Somerset

Author: Peter Andrews.
Title: A History of the British Large Copper Lycaena dispar dispar and the Scarce Copper Lycaena virgaureae in Somerset.
Date: 03 April 2015
Keywords: Large Copper, Lycaena dispar, Scarce Copper, Lycaena virgaureae, Somerset
Abstract: It has been over twenty years since the late Roger Sutton published information regarding the specimens of the British Large Copper Lycaena dispar dispar and the Scarce Copper Lycaena virgaureae in the Taunton Museum collections. This paper reevaluates these historic specimens, which are now held at the Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton. Further information is also provided on the Somerset collectors that are thought to have encountered both of those Lycaena species on the Somerset Levels. The paper also mentions the further discovery of early specimens of Large and Scarce Coppers that may have originated in Somerset.

31. A Review of: Britain's Butterflies (3rd edition)

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Britain's Butterflies (3rd edition).
Date: 16 March 2015
Keywords: David Newland, Robert Still, Andy Swash, David Tomlinson

32. The Demise of the Mazarine Blue Cyaniris semiargus in Great Britain

Author: Andrew E. Cooper.
Title: The Demise of the Mazarine Blue Cyaniris semiargus in Great Britain.
Date: 06 March 2015
Keywords: Mazarine Blue, Cyaniris semiargus, Polyommatus semiargus, Extinction
Abstract: This article explores various causes for the extinction of the Mazarine Blue (Cyaniris semiargus) in Great Britain. It differs from past articles by elaborating upon changes in distribution and flight period (illustrated appropriately) in order to provide a clearer understanding into the possible reasons behind, and pace of, the butterfly's demise.

33. A Review of: African Queens and their Kin - A Darwinian Odyssey

Author: Guy Padfield.
Title: A Review of: African Queens and their Kin - A Darwinian Odyssey.
Date: 24 February 2015
Keywords: Danaidae, David Smith

34. An observation of reduced parasitism in the Large White Pieris brassicae suggests a compelling reason to invest in additional broods

Author: Nick Bowles.
Title: An observation of reduced parasitism in the Large White Pieris brassicae suggests a compelling reason to invest in additional broods.
Date: 23 February 2015
Keywords: Large White, Pieris brassicae
Abstract: It has been speculated that climate change may reduce butterfly numbers as a result of asynchrony of butterfly species with their essential environmental resources. Additionally climate change may induce them to attempt to breed when conditions are initially conducive to adult ovipositing but ultimately sub-critical for full larval development. Both of these phenomena would be detrimental to the long term survival of the species and raise questions about the evolutionary value of responding to climate change in the way that has been documented by various authors, such as attempting to breed both earlier and later in the year. An observation of an 'extra brood', resulting in larvae of Large White Pieris brassicae very late in the year, suggests that, just as asynchrony between plants and butterflies may prove challenging to the butterflies' survival, asynchrony with the autecology of their parasitoids can assist survival. If further studies confirm this finding, it would explain the value of a genetic component giving a predilection towards attempting additional broods despite the potential pitfalls as essential environmental resources dwindle.

35. A Review of: Seeing Butterflies - New Perspectives on Colour, Patterns and Mimicry

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Seeing Butterflies - New Perspectives on Colour, Patterns and Mimicry.
Date: 19 February 2015
Keywords: Seeing butterflies, Philip Howse

36. A Review of: Papilio

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Papilio.
Date: 01 February 2015
Keywords: Papilio, Jason Sargerson

37. The Glanville Fritillary on Sand Point: a History and Appraisal

Author: Matthew Oates.
Title: The Glanville Fritillary on Sand Point: a History and Appraisal.
Date: 28 January 2015
Keywords: Glanville Fritillary, Melitaea cinxia
Abstract: This article examines the nature conservation lessons learnt from unofficial attempts made over a thirty year period to establish the Glanville Fritillary, Melitaea cinxia, at Sand Point, a small limestone promontory on the north Somerset coast. Two colonies were established there in different eras. The first persisted from 1983 to 2000, the second from 2006 to 2013. These releases were conducted by persons unknown, who chose not to liaise with the National Trust, which owns the land, or with Butterfly Conservation or Natural England and its forerunners. Consequently, the details of these establishment attempts are not known. The two populations were, though, crudely monitored by the National Trust and Butterfly Conservation Somerset Branch, and details of habitat conditions, food plant availability and management events were recorded. Some conclusions can be derived, which may assist our understanding of the ecological requirements of this rare butterfly elsewhere, perhaps especially with regard to climate change. The ethics of clandestine butterfly introduction attempts are not discussed here.

38. Eastern Region Purple Emperor Apatura iris report for 2014

Author: Liz Goodyear and Andrew Middleton.
Title: Eastern Region Purple Emperor Apatura iris report for 2014.
Date: 19 January 2015
Keywords: Purple Emperor, Apatura iris
Abstract: This report updates our previous reports, The Hertfordshire Purple Emperor (Goodyear and Middleton, 2003), the Purple Emperor Project Progress Report for 2003 (Goodyear and Middleton, 2004) and the Purple Emperor Project Progress Report for 2004 and 2005 (Goodyear and Middleton, 2006) all relating to the Eastern Region. It details additional historic records, and more recent records from our surveys and from other sources. After locating a number of Apatura iris colonies across Hertfordshire and Middlesex between 2000 and 2011, the authors found suitable habitat and a number of colonies in Essex in 2011-12, and in 2013-14 they found several locations for A. iris in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. This was augmented by: Laurence Drummond's successful survey work across central-west Essex in 2014; a number of widespread sightings in the excellent A. iris year of 2013; further recent sightings from Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, all partly through increased observer effort, and Norfolk; other casual sightings. The report also discusses habitat quality, our survey technique, low-level landscape populations of A. iris, and the potential for A. iris to be present in Norfolk.

39. New Perspectives on the Mazarine Blue (Cyaniris semiargus) in the British Isles

Author: Peter Andrews.
Title: New Perspectives on the Mazarine Blue (Cyaniris semiargus) in the British Isles.
Date: 19 January 2015
Keywords: Mazarine Blue, Cyaniris semiargus
Abstract: This article provides a brief historical account of the Mazarine Blue (Cyaniris semiargus) in the British Isles and, in doing so, makes observations that have either not been previously documented or have not been appropriately emphasised, with regard to the habitat, distribution, flight times and extinction of this species.

40. A Review of: The Book of Beetles - A Lifesize Guide to Six Hundred of Nature's Gems

Author: Guy Padfield.
Title: A Review of: The Book of Beetles - A Lifesize Guide to Six Hundred of Nature's Gems.
Date: 08 January 2015
Keywords: Beetle, Patrice Bouchard
Abstract: From the publisher: More than one fifth of all the known life forms on this planet are beetles. The Book of Beetles takes an in-depth look at 600 significant examples. They are shown in glorious photographs, life-size and in detail, alongside an engraving offering a side or open-winged view. Each profile includes a population distribution map, a table of essential information, a commentary revealing notable characteristics, a list of related species, and a diagnosis of the specimen's importance in terms of taxonomy, rarity, behaviour and scientific significance.

41. Notes and Views, Issue 2 - October to December 2014

Author: Vince Massimo and Peter Eeles.
Title: Notes and Views, Issue 2 - October to December 2014.
Date: 05 January 2015
Keywords: Chalk Hill Blue, Polyommatus coridon, Clouded Yellow, Colias croceus, Holly Blue, Celastrina argiolus, Large White, Pieris brassicae, Monarch, Danaus plexippus, Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui, Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta, Small Blue, Cupido minimus, Small White, Pieris rapae, Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria, White Admiral, Limenitis camilla
Abstract: This edition of Notes and Views provides a summary of interesting items posted on UK Butterflies and other media between 1st October and 31st December 2014.

42. Entomological Collections - Their Historic Importance and Relevance in the 21st Century

Author: Mark Colvin.
Title: Entomological Collections - Their Historic Importance and Relevance in the 21st Century.
Date: 28 December 2014
Keywords: entomological collection, insect collecting, voucher specimen, museum, natural history museum, natural history collection
Abstract: This article provides information on the relevance of entomological collections and collecting. It also reviews recent literature and provides the reader with a perspective on the reasoning behind the responsible collecting of specimens and the formation of a collection, and provides examples of the use of such specimens.

43. An Introduction to Captive Rearing

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: An Introduction to Captive Rearing.
Date: 27 November 2014
Keywords: captive rearing
Abstract: This article provides a personal view of captive rearing butterflies and moths. Its main objective is to enlighten readers in all aspects of captive rearing so that they develop an informed opinion and are also better-equipped should they attempt captive rearing themselves and thereby avoid the many potential pitfalls.

44. The Irish Mountain Ringlet

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: The Irish Mountain Ringlet.
Date: 24 November 2014
Keywords: Mountain Ringlet, Erebia epiphron, Ireland
Abstract: The presence of the Mountain Ringlet (Erebia epiphron) in Ireland has been a topic of much interest to Lepidopterists for decades, partly because of the small number of specimens that are reputedly Irish. This article examines available literature to date and includes images of all four surviving specimens that can lay claim to Irish provenance. [This is an update to the article written in February 2014].

45. A Review of: Britain's Habitats - A Guide to the Wildlife Habitats of Britain and Ireland

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Britain's Habitats - A Guide to the Wildlife Habitats of Britain and Ireland.
Date: 08 November 2014
Keywords: Habitat, Sophie Lake, Durwyn Liley, Robert Still, Andy Swash
Abstract: From the publisher: A lavishly illustrated, photographic, guide to our habitats and provides a comprehensive overview of the natural history and conservation landscape of Britain and Ireland. It leads the reader through all the main habitat types, with information on their characteristics, extent, geographical variation, key species, cultural importance, origins and conservation.

46. Notes and Views - a Retrospective

Author: Vince Massimo and Peter Eeles.
Title: Notes and Views - a Retrospective.
Date: 05 November 2014
Keywords: Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni, Brown Hairstreak, Thecla betulae, Geranium Bronze, Cacyreus marshalli, Large Skipper, Ochlodes sylvanus, Large White, Pieris brassicae, Long-tailed Blues, Lampides boeticus, Map, Araschnia levana, Orange-tip, Anthocharis cardamines, Purple Emperor, Apatura iris, Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta, Small Skipper, Thymelicus sylvestris, Scarce Tortoiseshell, Nymphalis xanthomelas, Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae, Swallowtail, Papilio machaon, gorganus, White Admiral, Limenitis camilla
Abstract: This edition of Notes and Views provides a retrospective of interesting items posted on UK Butterflies and other media before 1st October 2014.

47. A Review of: A Comprehensive Guide to Insects of Britain and Ireland

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: A Comprehensive Guide to Insects of Britain and Ireland.
Date: 10 October 2014
Keywords: Paul Brock, Insect
Abstract: From the publisher: A comprehensive guide by Paul D. Brock, Scientific Associate of the Natural History Museum, London, and author of the acclaimed 'Photographic Guide to Insects of the New Forest' is the most complete guide to insects of Britain and Ireland ever produced with over 2700 full colour photographs and fully comprehensive sections on all insect groups, including flies, bees and wasps.

48. Long-tailed Blue in Sussex - A Brief History

Author: Mark Colvin.
Title: Long-tailed Blue in Sussex - A Brief History.
Date: 01 October 2014
Keywords: Long-tailed Blue, Lampides boeticus
Abstract: 2013 was an exciting year for many migrant species, particularly in the southern counties, and the Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus) once again appeared in the UK. This short account details the historic records and start of what was to become a very memorable butterfly season in the southern counties.

49. Speckled Wood (Early Stages)

Author: Vince Massimo.
Title: Speckled Wood (Early Stages).
Date: 01 October 2014
Keywords: Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria
Abstract: This article provides an analysis of the development of the Speckled Wood, from egg to adult, with detailed observations of each stage noted during this development.

50. A Tale of Six Grayling

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Tale of Six Grayling.
Date: 01 October 2014
Keywords: Grayling, Hipparchia semele, scota, atlantica, thyone, hibernica, clarensis
Abstract: This article provides a comparison of the appearance of each Grayling subspecies against its formal definition and also, to a degree, against other subspecies. Findings are based on field observations over a three year period, as the author attempted to track down all of the subspecies and forms of the butterflies of the British Isles.

51. Observing Butterfly Early Stages in the Wild

Author: Vince Massimo.
Title: Observing Butterfly Early Stages in the Wild.
Date: 01 October 2014
Keywords: early stages

52. Large White (Early Stages)

Author: Vince Massimo.
Title: Large White (Early Stages).
Date: 01 October 2014
Keywords: Large White, Pieris brassiere

53. Reading the Map

Author: Neil Hulme.
Title: Reading the Map.
Date: 06 September 2014
Keywords: Map, Araschnia levana

54. A Review of: The Butterflies of Britain and Ireland, 3rd edition (2014)

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: The Butterflies of Britain and Ireland, 3rd edition (2014).
Date: 03 July 2014
Keywords: Jeremy Thomas, Richard Lewington

55. Green-veined White (Early Stages)

Author: Vince Massimo.
Title: Green-veined White (Early Stages).
Date: 23 April 2014
Keywords: Green-veined White, Pieris napi

56. Rearing the Long-tailed Blue - Personal Observations

Author: Mark Colvin.
Title: Rearing the Long-tailed Blue - Personal Observations.
Date: 11 April 2014
Keywords: Long-tailed Blue, Lampides boeticus
Abstract: Although the Long-tailed Blue (Lampides boeticus) is one of the rarest migrants to the British Isles, it is probably the most-widely distributed Lycaenid in the world. In 2013 they occurred in unprecedented numbers in Sussex. This paper conveys the rearing experiences and thoughts of the author, and makes comparisons with the observations of the late F.W. Frohawk.

57. A Review of: Britain's Dragonflies - A field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies of Britain and Ireland

Author: Guy Padfield and Mark Colvin.
Title: A Review of: Britain's Dragonflies - A field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies of Britain and Ireland.
Date: 28 March 2014
Keywords: Dave Smallshire, Andy Swash, dragonfly

58. A Review of: Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West (2009) & Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (2011)

Author: Guy Padfield.
Title: A Review of: Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West (2009) & Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (2011).
Date: 28 March 2014
Keywords: Dennis Paulson, dragonfly, damselfly

59. A Review of: A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand

Author: Guy Padfield.
Title: A Review of: A Naturalist's Guide to the Butterflies of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
Date: 28 March 2014
Keywords: Laurence Kirton, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand

60. A Review of: Butterflies of Corfu

Author: Guy Padfield.
Title: A Review of: Butterflies of Corfu.
Date: 28 March 2014
Keywords: Corfu, Stamatis Ghinis, Vojsava Gjoni, Spyros Gkinis

61. A Review of: Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas and the South-Central United States: Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico

Author: Guy Padfield.
Title: A Review of: Dragonflies and Damselflies of Texas and the South-Central United States: Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
Date: 28 March 2014
Keywords: John Abbott, dragonfly, damselfly, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico

62. Brimstone (Early Stages)

Author: Vince Massimo.
Title: Brimstone (Early Stages).
Date: 01 February 2014
Keywords: Brimstone, Gonepteryx rhamni

63. Small White (Early Stages)

Author: Vince Massimo.
Title: Small White (Early Stages).
Date: 01 February 2014
Keywords: Small White, Pieris rapae

64. Peacock (Early Stages)

Author: Vince Massimo.
Title: Peacock (Early Stages).
Date: 01 February 2014
Keywords: Peacock, Inachis io, Aglais io

65. Common Blue (Early Stages)

Author: Vince Massimo.
Title: Common Blue (Early Stages).
Date: 01 February 2014
Keywords: Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus

66. Red Admiral (Early Stages)

Author: Vince Massimo.
Title: Red Admiral (Early Stages).
Date: 01 February 2014
Keywords: Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta

67. Small Tortoiseshell (Early Stages)

Author: Vince Massimo.
Title: Small Tortoiseshell (Early Stages).
Date: 01 February 2014
Keywords: Small Tortoiseshell, Aglais urticae

68. Orange-tip (Early Stages)

Author: Vince Massimo.
Title: Orange-tip (Early Stages).
Date: 01 February 2014
Keywords: Orange-tip, Anthocharis cardamines

69. Comma (Early Stages)

Author: Vince Massimo.
Title: Comma (Early Stages).
Date: 01 February 2014
Keywords: Comma, Polygonia c-album

70. Brown Hairstreak (Early Stages)

Author: Vince Massimo.
Title: Brown Hairstreak (Early Stages).
Date: 01 February 2014
Keywords: Brown Hairstreak, Thecla betulae

71. The Dalean Legacy - James Charles Dale (13th December 1791 to 6th February 1872)

Author: Mark Colvin.
Title: The Dalean Legacy - James Charles Dale (13th December 1791 to 6th February 1872).
Date: 28 December 2013
Keywords: Dale
Abstract: James Charles Dale was born at Iwerne Minster, near Blandford, Dorset, on the 13th December 1791. He was undoubtedly one of the most influential entomologists of his time and his collections, spanning numerous insect orders, are probably the single most important and comprehensive to have ever been compiled in the British Isles. His collections, daily journals, correspondence and detailed books of records, which are housed at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH), form one of the most important historical legacies left by any British entomologist. This article provides an insight into the man, his work and a bygone era.

72. An Interview with Kate Santry, Head of Archives and Library, Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: An Interview with Kate Santry, Head of Archives and Library, Oxford University Museum of Natural History.
Date: 13 December 2013
Keywords: Kate Santry, OUMNH

73. A Review of: BB's Butterflies - Writings and Illustrations from the works of BB (Denys Watkins-Pitchford MBE)

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: BB's Butterflies - Writings and Illustrations from the works of BB (Denys Watkins-Pitchford MBE).
Date: 03 November 2013
Keywords: BB, Denys Watkins-Pitchford, Bryan Holden

74. A Review of: Butterflies of Surrey - Revisited

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Butterflies of Surrey - Revisited.
Date: 06 October 2013
Keywords: Ken Willmott, Malcolm Bridge, Harry Clarke, Francis Kelly

75. A Review of: Britain's Day-Flying Moths - a field guide to the day-flying moths of Britain and Ireland

Author: Mike Wall and Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Britain's Day-Flying Moths - a field guide to the day-flying moths of Britain and Ireland.
Date: 03 October 2013
Keywords: David Newland, Robert Still, Andy Swash

76. A Trip Report to Koh Samui, Thailand

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Trip Report to Koh Samui, Thailand.
Date: 17 September 2013
Keywords: Koh Samui, Thailand

77. The 2013 Big Butterfly Race

Author: Peter Eeles and Dan Danahar.
Title: The 2013 Big Butterfly Race.
Date: 01 August 2013
Keywords: Big Butterfly Race

78. A Review of: Patrick Barkham's Guide to British Butterflies

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Patrick Barkham's Guide to British Butterflies.
Date: 28 April 2013
Keywords: Patrick Barkham

79. A Review of: Swiss Butterflies

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Swiss Butterflies.
Date: 11 March 2013
Keywords: Jason Sargerson, Switzerland

80. Extinction and Hope ...

Author: Mark Colvin.
Title: Extinction and Hope ....
Date: 03 February 2013
Keywords: Large Copper, Lycaena dispar
Abstract: This article, concentrating on the Large Copper (Lycaena dispar), reflects on the decline and extinction of the British butterfly fauna. In contemplating these losses, the article suggests that we must learn from our mistakes and successes in order to conserve.

81. A Review of: Searching for Butterflies in Southern Bulgaria (DVD)

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Searching for Butterflies in Southern Bulgaria (DVD).
Date: 14 December 2012
Keywords: Paul Wetton

82. A Précis of: Adventures with Caterpillars: The Larval Stage of the Purple Emperor butterfly

Author: Lynn Fomison.
Title: A Précis of: Adventures with Caterpillars: The Larval Stage of the Purple Emperor butterfly.
Date: August 2012
Keywords: Matthew Oates, Purple Emperor, Apatura iris

83. All Eyes on you! Butterflies of the Kruger National Park (KNP), South Africa

Author: Herbert Otto.
Title: All Eyes on you! Butterflies of the Kruger National Park (KNP), South Africa.
Date: August 2012
Keywords: Kruger

84. A Review of: The Video Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Ireland

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: The Video Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Ireland.
Date: 24 June 2012
Keywords: Birdguides

85. A Lepidoptera Report from Switzerland

Author: Peter Eeles and Dave Shute.
Title: A Lepidoptera Report from Switzerland.
Date: 15 June 2012
Keywords: Switzerland

86. A Review of: Wildflower Meadows - Survivors of a Golden Age

Author: Lynn Fomison.
Title: A Review of: Wildflower Meadows - Survivors of a Golden Age.
Date: 01 June 2012
Keywords: Margaret Pilkington

87. A Review of: Butterflies of the Iberian Peninsula

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Butterflies of the Iberian Peninsula.
Date: 22 April 2012
Keywords: Paul Browning, Iberian Peninsula

88. A Review of: Giant Silkmoths - Colour, Mimicry and Camouflage

Author: Lynn Fomison.
Title: A Review of: Giant Silkmoths - Colour, Mimicry and Camouflage.
Date: 07 December 2011
Keywords: Philip Howse, Kirby Wolfe

89. A Review of: Searching for Butterflies in South West Switzerland (DVD)

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Searching for Butterflies in South West Switzerland (DVD).
Date: 01 December 2011
Keywords: Paul Wetton

90. A Review of: A Photographic Guide to Insects of the New Forest and Surrounding Area

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: A Photographic Guide to Insects of the New Forest and Surrounding Area.
Date: 18 June 2011
Keywords: Paul Brock

91. A Lepidoptera Report from Spain

Author: Peter Eeles and Chris Manley.
Title: A Lepidoptera Report from Spain.
Date: 24 January 2011
Keywords: Spain

92. A Review of: A Butterfly Year (DVD)

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: A Butterfly Year (DVD).
Date: 08 December 2010
Keywords: Paul Wetton

93. A Review of: Britain's Butterflies (2nd edition)

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Britain's Butterflies (2nd edition).
Date: 17 October 2010
Keywords: David Newland, Robert Still, David Tomlinson, Andy Swash

94. A Review of: The Butterfly Isles

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: The Butterfly Isles.
Date: 17 October 2010
Keywords: Patrick Barkham

95. An Interview with Geoff Martin - Lepidoptera Collections Manager, British Museum of Natural History

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: An Interview with Geoff Martin - Lepidoptera Collections Manager, British Museum of Natural History.
Date: 01 October 2010
Keywords: Geoff Martin, British Museum of Natural History

96. Variation in British Butterflies

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: Variation in British Butterflies.
Date: October 2010
Keywords: variation

97. A Review of: British Butterflies - a History in Books

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: British Butterflies - a History in Books.
Date: 08 August 2010
Keywords: David Dunbar

98. A Brief History of British Butterflies

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Brief History of British Butterflies.
Date: August 2010
Keywords: history

99. A Review of: Butterflies - Messages from Psyche

Author: Lynn Fomison.
Title: A Review of: Butterflies - Messages from Psyche.
Date: 29 June 2010
Keywords: Philip Howse

100. A Butterfly Report from Cyprus - 22 June to 5 July 2012

Author: Gary Hulbert.
Title: A Butterfly Report from Cyprus - 22 June to 5 July 2012.
Date: 04 May 2010
Keywords: Cyprus

101. Revisiting a Colony of the Chequered Skipper Butterfly (in the Fort William Region Of The Western Highlands Of Scotland during the Summer Of 2008)

Author: Lee Slaughter.
Title: Revisiting a Colony of the Chequered Skipper Butterfly (in the Fort William Region Of The Western Highlands Of Scotland during the Summer Of 2008).
Date: 04 May 2010
Keywords: Chequered Skipper, Carterocephalus palaemon

102. Butterflies in South Eastern Utah USA, June 2009

Author: Jason Sargerson.
Title: Butterflies in South Eastern Utah USA, June 2009.
Date: 04 May 2010
Keywords: Utah

103. A Review of: The Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: The Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland.
Date: 04 May 2010
Keywords: Jeremy Thomas, Richard Lewington

104. A Review of: Dazzled and Deceived: Mimicry and Camouflage

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Dazzled and Deceived: Mimicry and Camouflage.
Date: 04 May 2010
Keywords: Peter Forbes

105. A Review of: New Holland Concise Butterfly and Moth Guide

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: New Holland Concise Butterfly and Moth Guide.
Date: 04 May 2010

106. An Interview with Richard Lewington

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: An Interview with Richard Lewington.
Date: 24 March 2010
Keywords: Richard Lewington

107. A Review of: Discover Butterflies in Britain

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Discover Butterflies in Britain.
Date: 20 March 2010
Keywords: David Newland

108. A Review of: Beauties or Beasts (Butterfly Behaviour)

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Beauties or Beasts (Butterfly Behaviour).
Date: 20 March 2010
Keywords: Peter Forbes

109. A Review of: Jewels in the Air, The Complete Guide to British Butterflies

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Jewels in the Air, The Complete Guide to British Butterflies.
Date: 19 March 2010
Keywords: Roger Kemp

110. Thoughts on Butterfly Photography

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: Thoughts on Butterfly Photography.
Date: 04 March 2010
Keywords: photography

111. A Lepidoptera Report from Greece

Author: Peter Eeles and Peter Davey.
Title: A Lepidoptera Report from Greece.
Date: 08 January 2010
Keywords: Greece

112. A Lepidoptera Report from Italy

Author: Peter Eeles and Peter Davey.
Title: A Lepidoptera Report from Italy.
Date: 17 June 2009
Keywords: Italy

113. Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Large Blue Reintroduction

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Large Blue Reintroduction.
Date: 16 June 2009
Keywords: Large Blue, Maculinea arion

114. A Review of: Where Have all the Flowers Gone? - Restoring Wild Flowers to the Garden and Countryside

Author: Lynn Fomison.
Title: A Review of: Where Have all the Flowers Gone? - Restoring Wild Flowers to the Garden and Countryside.
Date: 03 December 2008
Keywords: Charles Flower

115. A Review of: British Butterflies - an interactive guide

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: British Butterflies - an interactive guide.
Date: 01 November 2008
Keywords: Birdguides

116. A Review of: All About Butterflies

Author: Lynn Fomison.
Title: A Review of: All About Butterflies.
Date: 30 October 2008
Keywords: Matthew Oates

117. An Interview with David Simcox - Senior Scientific Officer in Biodiversity, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH)

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: An Interview with David Simcox - Senior Scientific Officer in Biodiversity, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH).
Date: 12 June 2008
Keywords: David Simcox

118. A Review of: Nomads of the Wind - The Migration of the Monarch Butterfly and Other Wonders of the Butterfly World

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Nomads of the Wind - The Migration of the Monarch Butterfly and Other Wonders of the Butterfly World.
Date: 27 March 2008
Keywords: Monarch, Danaus plexippus, Ingo Arndt, Claus-Peter Lieckfeld, Peter Huemer

119. A Lepidoptera Report from Bulgaria

Author: Peter Eeles and Tim Norriss.
Title: A Lepidoptera Report from Bulgaria.
Date: 10 January 2008
Keywords: Bulgaria

120. A Review of: British and Irish Butterflies

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: British and Irish Butterflies.
Date: 22 December 2007
Keywords: Adrian Riley

121. A Review of: Philip's Guide to Butterflies of Britain and Ireland

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: Philip's Guide to Butterflies of Britain and Ireland.
Date: 15 April 2007
Keywords: Jeremy Thomas

122. A Review of: The Beautiful Butterflies of the British Isles

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: A Review of: The Beautiful Butterflies of the British Isles.
Date: 15 April 2007
Keywords: Rodney Goodhand

123. Natural History Photography - My Way

Author: Maurice Pugh.
Title: Natural History Photography - My Way.
Date: 01 January 2007
Keywords: photography

124. Farm Lator and north-east Hungary Moth Report

Author: Peter Davey and Dave Green.
Title: Farm Lator and north-east Hungary Moth Report.
Date: 14 November 2006
Keywords: Hungary

125. Chasing Butterfly Books

Author: David Dunbar.
Title: Chasing Butterfly Books.
Date: 13 October 2006
Keywords: David Dunbar

126. An Interview with Dr. Martin Warren, Chief Executive of Butterfly Conservation

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: An Interview with Dr. Martin Warren, Chief Executive of Butterfly Conservation.
Date: 06 October 2006
Keywords: Martin Warren, Butterfly Conservation

127. Farm Lator - A Butterfly Report from Hungary

Author: Peter Eeles.
Title: Farm Lator - A Butterfly Report from Hungary.
Date: 28 September 2006
Keywords: Hungary