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" Antiopa, in particular, will not be seen by any one for eight, ten, or more years, and then appear as plentiful as before. To suppose they come from the continent is an idle conjecture ; because the English specimens are easily distinguished from all... "
Lepidoptera Britannica: sistens digestionem novam insectorum lepidopterorum ... - Page 16
by Adrian Hardy Haworth - 1803 - 609 pages
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A Hand-book to the Order Lepidoptera, Volume 1

William Forsell Kirby - Butterflies - 1896
...particular will not be seen by anyone for eight or ten or more years, and then appear again as plentiful as before. To suppose they come from the Continent...vegetables, may occasionally lie dormant for several seasons, and not hatch until some extraordinary but unforeseen circumstance awakes them into active...
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The Aurelian Legacy: British Butterflies and Their Collectors

Michael A. Salmon, Peter Marren, Basil Harley - Nature - 2000 - 432 pages
...1803, Haworth, after dismissing their Continental origin as 'an idle conjecture", went on to claim that 'the English specimens are easily distinguished from...the superior whiteness of their borders'. 'Perhaps', he added, 'their eggs in this climate, like the seeds of some vegetables, may occasionally lie dormant...
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Magazine of Natural History, Volume 7

Natural history - 1834
...particular, cannot be seen by any one for eight or ten or more years, and then appear again as plentiful as before. To suppose they come from the Continent...vegetables, may occasionally lie dormant for several seasons, and not hatch, until some extraordinary but undiscovered coincidences awaken them into active...
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