Butterflies and moths shown to children-2

Peacock butterfly . Image courtesy of Charles J Sharp {Photography}  CC BY-SA 3.0 license.


The text on this page is  taken from the book " Butterflies and Moths " shown to children, by Theodore wood and Janet Harvey Kelman, published in London and Edinburgh in 1910, by TC and EC Jack. The book is not in copyright and placed in the public domain. 

The pages from this book are by courtesy of the  Biodiversity Heritage Library. The coloured photographs are my personal choice. { see reuse of images below}

Also see the Notes and the bottom of the page.

Here in part two we continue to look at the butterflies. 

Brown Argus.

Image courtesy of Charles J Sharp {Photography}   CC BY-SA 4.0 licenseFile:Brown argus (Aricia agestis) male 2.jpg

Adonis blue,male.  Clifton blue is no longer used as the common name for this species

Image courtesy of Charles J Sharp {Sharpphotography}  CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

Notes for the visitor.

Since the book was published in 1910, there have been great changes in our environment and habitat. For instance 90% of our wild flower meadows have been lost. These meadows were a haven for butterflies. 

Climate change is the latest challenge for the butterflies with species once found only in the south of the country being regularly encountered  further north. Population numbers fluctuate depending on the weather. The weather is now much more changeable than in the past. Thus  the status of the butterflies in the text above may not be accurate. However, the description,habitat and food plants are still accurate.

For the latest information on the status of species, visit Butterfly Conservation, Lepidoptera and Butterfly Red List in the content banners above. Click on the relevant title, and scroll down to view.  

Reuse of images

The images on this page may be reused, however, the name of the relevant author must be attributed along with any accompanying license. 

Thank you for visiting.