But­ter­fly is im­pa­tient

The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition) - - NEWS -

One of Bri­tain’s most elu­sive but­ter­flies, a rare pur­ple em­peror, has put in its ear­li­est ap­pear­ance in more than 120 years af­ter warm spring tem­per­a­tures, ex­perts said.

The “rock star of the but­ter­fly world” was spot­ted at Bookham Com­mon in Leather­head, Sur­rey, on June 11, much ear­lier than av­er­age first sight­ings for the species.

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