Admirals and Painted Lady Names
rboutin at sympatico.ca
Thu Aug 12 21:40:14 EDT 1999
Chris J. Durden wrote:
> E.B. Ford in "Butterflies* (Collins New Nature Series, about 1949)
> gives some history of early common names used by the Aurelians, a
> group of London collectors in the 18'th century.
> As I recall, it was originally "THE RED ADMIRABLE" and "THE WHITE
> Nabokov may have had an aside on this in "Speak Memory".
> ..........Chris Durden
> At 07:14 7/08/99 -0700, you wrote:
> Does anyone know the origin of the names "White and Red Admiral"
> and "Painted Lady" (Limenitis and Vanessa) in Britiain? I believe they
> are very old names. If you do know, a literature reference would be
> helpful. Thank
> Cris Guppy
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The WHITE ADMIRAL was voted INSECT EMBLEM of Quebec last year.
update on the variegated fritillary I caught a month ago in my yard:
I got 11 caterpillars on my violas, I didn`t think they were it, now
they are turning into chrysalis and from the picture in J.P.Laplante`s
book,this is it.I guess we will all know soon.
Also I have been having a lot of success rearing: P.Polyxenes
the butterflies are still mating laying eggs and multiplying....
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