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Lot 293

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LARGE COPPER, HISTORIC INTRODUCED RACE, TIPPERARY, IRELAND. Lycaena dispar rutilus, introduced into Tipperary by Col. E. Bagwell Purefoy, circa 1914, the colony thrived under management until the thirties. This race is actually harder to obtain thandispar dispar - extract from British Butterfly Aberrations and Rarities, Worldwide Butterflies, Sherborne, Dorset, catalogue issued November 1993. LARGE COPPER, L.dispar rutilus, Irish, Tipperary. Female, bred ex.female, Tipperary, Ireland, 22.vi.1937. G.W. Wilkinson Female. Tipperary, Ireland, 5.vii.1936 G.W. Wilkinson Male. Bred, ex Tipperary, Ireland. Berlin stock, emerged 28.vi.1936 (large specimen) Female. Bred Ireland, 27.6.30, C. Pendleby (large specimen) 4 specimens - Fine examples presented in glazed Watkins & Doncaster entomological case and certificated with signed handwritten catalogue and licensing details

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