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Video: Rare butterfly, Glanville Fritillary

The One Show Team | 12:15 UK time, Monday, 27 July 2009

George McGavin went to the Isle of Wight to see a rare butterfly, the Glanville Fritillary, and to find out more about Eleanor Glanville, the first English female lepidopterist. Watch the film below:

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  • 1. At 7:14pm on 27 Jul 2009, expertglamorous wrote:

    for the One Show......a farmer's field at the backwater of the ChesilBank 'Littlesea' plays host to many butterflies not seen in a few years. One is the 'Blue' which has decided tolive among the
    fabulous wildflowers in the field. We also see cabbage and redadmirals on the many lavender bushes in my mothers garden!!!!!

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  • 2. At 7:23pm on 27 Jul 2009, jogattenberg wrote:

    I am a huge fan of butterflies and find them really relexing as well, so much so I joined the butterfly conservation group. Thanks for the article - lets hope more and more people "save our butterflies"

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  • 3. At 7:24pm on 27 Jul 2009, jogattenberg wrote:

    PS: There is also a fab exhibition at the Natural History Museum on butterflies.

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  • 4. At 09:11am on 28 Jul 2009, iwgirl wrote:

    Glanville Fritillary My father discovered a new Aberration of Euphrosyne Linnaeus in Parkhurst Forest in 1952 and was allowed to name it ,he named it Edna after me.It has been at the Natural History Museum since then.

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  • 5. At 08:59am on 31 Jul 2009, wadesmill wrote:

    hi the meadow behind my house has many unusualbutterflies including chalkhill blues which were supposedly extinct it is a natural hay meadow that has not been dug for 200 years but now is under threat what can we do to halt this threat???

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  • 6. At 08:59am on 31 Jul 2009, wadesmill wrote:

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