“A creature of mellow gold… Black pattern on their wings is like a delicate sand mandala and seems like it could be swept away in a cloud of coloured powder by the slightest breath of wind… Smartly-dressed dandies, with their fur trimmed coats, red epaulets and blue ribbons. They know how to pose, they keep together, showing off, willing to be admired. They know their Queen’s colours become them.”

Aglais io (Peacock butterfly)
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Automeris io (Io Moth)
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Araschnia levana (Map butterfly)
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“Winged gnomes… Sometimes they hide under mushrooms, conceal themselves with their dark wings on the ash or poplar tree bark, or in thick stands of nettles… And then suddenly they take off in kaleidoscope above blue forget-me-nots, above wild strawberries, red like summer itself and sunny like ripe fruit. And they dance in pairs under the darkening skies.”

Callimorpha dominula (Scarlet tiger moth)
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“Rust and reddish like falling leaves dancing in the wind, like flames, like indian summer, charming and short-lived. They flutter and circle between the moon and the candle – between the cold and the hot light. One would want to reach them with an open palm, spread like their wings, to touch them, catch them, before their dance stops with the sunrise… or with the last burst of flame.”

Eacles imperialis (Imperial moth)
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Papilio machaon (Old World swallowtail)
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Junonia atlites (Grey pansy)
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“They’re like lovely Rococo ladies with powdered wigs and white faces, each with an elegant beauty mark carefully painted on their cheek. Such beautiful ladies they are, masquerading as simple shepherdesses, dancing in pantomime ballet, their muslin dresses rustle and whisper, raising a cloud of fragrant talc.”

Parnassius apollo & Gonepteryx rhamni
(Mountain Apollo & Common brimstone)
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Aglaiso io & Iphiclides podalirius
(Peacock butterfly & Scarce swallowtail)
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Junonia artaxia (African pansy)
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Boloria selene & Junonia atlites
(Small pearl-bordered fritillary & Grey pansy)
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Junonia orithya (Blue pansy)
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Cethosia nietneri (Tamil lacewingy)
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