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October 2016 Antiques and Collectables at 10.30am Sale

LARGE COPPER (L. dispar rutilus) Historic specimen MALE, WICKEN FEN vii 1896, Dr. James S. SEQUIRA The following extract from The Entomologist 1909, page 183-: An attempt by G.H. VERRALL with the help of J.W. TUTT to re-introduce L. disparrutilusat Wicken Fen in 1909. G.H. VERRALL reports other attempts were being made to introduce L. dispar lymantria at the same site; which makes the following specimen of historic importance and worthy of further research.

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