presented on this website is based on over 50 years of extensive
personal observation by Adrian Hoskins F.R.E.S. It is
supplemented by data collated from numerous books, academic
papers, and personal communications with eminent biologists.
In order to
make the text more accessible and easy to read I do not
incorporate citations to the invaluable works of others, but
wish to express my sincerest gratitude to the following people,
and recommend their works to anyone wishing to explore the
subject more deeply : Andrew Neild, Arjan Basu Roy, Bernard
d'Abrera, Bernard Hermíer, Bernaud Dominique, Blanca Huertas,
Bob Robbins, Curtis Callaghan, Delano Lewis, Jason Hall,
Jean-Marc Gayman, Jeremy Thomas, Jorge Bizzaro, Gerardo Lamas,
Hugh Rowell, Keith Willmott, Kevin Tuck, Martin Honey, Martin
Warren, Maurizio Bollino, Michael Parsons, Pat Haynes, Phil
DeVries, Ronald Brabant, Stéphane Attal, Szabolcs Safian, Tomasz
Pyrcz, Torben Larsen, and Zsolt Balint.
also like to thank Bernard & Lucilla d'Abrera for their very
generous donation of 11 vols of
Butterflies of the World, an indispensable series of
books illustrating specimens of most of the currently known
species of butterfly. My thanks go also to Colin Baker for his
generous donation of software and to Tony Hoare who kindly
donated Willmott's book The Genus Adelpha.