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Polygonia album (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Classification:

  • Phylum Arthropoda
  • Class Insecta
  • Order LEPIDOPTERA
  • Suborder
  • Superfamily PAPILIONOIDEA
  • Family NYMPHALIDAE
  • Subfamily NYMPHALINAE
  • Genus Polygonia

Polygonia album
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CITATION
Bond, K.G.M., Nash, R. & O’Connor, J.P. 2006. An Annotated Checklist of the Irish Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera) , The Irish Biogeograghical Society and the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.
http://www.habitas.org.uk/InvertebrateIreland/species.asp?item=9038
IRISH STATUS
See Explanatory Text
Accepted
NORTHERN IRELAND
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
RecordedRecorded
STATUS OF NAME
Current name
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VALIDATING LITERATURE
Bond, K.G.M., Nash, R., O'Connor, J.P. 2006, An Annotated Checklist of the Irish Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera) , The Irish Biogeographical Society,
Asher, J., Warren, M., Fox, R., Harding, P., Jeffcoate, G. & Jeffcoate, S.. 2001, The millennium atlas of butterflies in Britain and Ireland , Oxford University Press,
LITERATURE FOR IDENTIFICATION
Tolman, T, 1997, Field Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Europe, , Harper Collins,
Thomas, J. & Lewington, R, 1991, The Butterflies of Britain and Ireland, , Dorling Kindersley,
LITERATURE FOR TAXONOMIC CHANGE
LITERATURE FOR ECOLOGY AND DISTRIBUTION
Asher, J., Warren, M., Fox, R., Harding, P., Jeffcoate, G. & Jeffcoate, S., 2001, The millennium atlas of butterflies in Britain and Ireland, , Oxford University Press,
Fox, R., Asher, J., Brereton, T., Roy, D & Warren, M, 2006, The State of Butterflies in Britain and Ireland, , Pisces Publications,
Thomas, J. & Lewington, R, 1991, The Butterflies of Britain and Ireland, , Dorling Kindersley,
LOCATION OF VOUCHER
EXPLANATORY TEXT
Spreading northwards in the British Isles. Two (Portaferry, Co. Down) records only -see Asher, et al.(2001). May be vagrants from Isle of Man. Old record from Malahide, Co Dublin (Donovan, 1936).

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