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Where do butterflies spend the winter?

Where do butterflies spend the winter?

In the UK the winter can last several months. That is more than long enough for us humans to endure, but what about butterflies? Beautiful, yet considered to be ethereal summer sprites and often perceived of as fragile creatures. Well it might surprise a few people to […]

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Aurelian Gold

Aurelian Gold

The word chrysalis derives from the ancient Greek word χρυσός (chrysos) which means gold. When you view some butterfly pupae, such as this Small Tortoiseshell, you can see how well suited the etymology (another Greek word!) of chrysalis can be. Out of interest, the term Aurelian was […]

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