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~ Thursday, May 29, 2003
 
WINGS OF DESIRE

Some excellent butterfly and moth names:

Alder Kitten / Small Angle Shades / False Apollo / Bleached Pug
Aquamarine Hairstreak / Beautiful Snout / Pale Brindled Beauty
Ruddy Carpet / Moonlight Jewel / Setaceous Hebrew Character
Flounced Chestnut / Scarce Chocolate-tip / Raspberry Clearwing
Klug's Xenica / Confused Pellicia / Lemon Pansy / Pretty Pinion
Cynthia Silkmoth / Dew Footman / Dingy Shears / The Drinker
Small-spotted Flasher / Forest Pierrot / Cloudless Giant Sulphur
Great Sooty Satyr / Smoky Wainscot / Pallid Tiger Swallowtail
Heart and Dart / Red Helen / Rannoch Sprawler / Union Rustic
Oslar's Eacles / Black and White Aeroplane / Light Know Grass
Glassywing / Hoary Footman / One-eyed Sphinx / Splendid Royal
Double Kidney / Pebble Hook-tip/ Suspected / Chimney Sweeper
Diana Moonbeam / Nut-tree Tussock / Frosted-green Lutestring
Isle of Wight Wave / Lobster Prominent / Ruby Tiger / Neglected
Lapland Ringlet / Water Betony / Guatemalan Calico / The Hermit
Lettuce Shark / Rice Looper / Woolly Bear / Lesser Fiery Copper
Scarce Vapourer / Staff Sergeant / Mexican Sister / Heath Rivulet
Tropical Least Skipperling / The Lurcher / Spanish Gatekeeper
Dark Spectacle / Case-making Clothes Moth / Northern Spinach
Straw Underwing / Northern Grizzled Skipper / Zebra Longwing
Pine Processionary / Pale-shouldered Brocade / Apricot Sulphur

I've missed out the wonderfully named fritillaries who deserve a list of their own at a later date... honourable mention to the billy-goat plum stinging caterpillar!

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