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Old 06-09-2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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Morpho Butterfly 2 'Eden Project for butterflies' hopes to become world's biggest

'Eden Project for butterflies' hopes to become world's biggest
Patrick Barkham
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 29 April 2010 15.13 BST

'Eden Project for butterflies' hopes to become world's biggest | Environment | The Guardian
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Hundreds of specimens of a tropical butterfly bred from just seven abandoned pupae are now flying in Butterfly World, an ambitious scheme to create an Eden Project for butterflies by the M25.

Heliconius chestertonii, a small but striking butterfly with dark blue iridescent wings, was successfully bred by Clive Farrell, the lepidopterist and entrepreneur behind the 25m project to build the world's largest centre for butterfly conservation close to St Albans, Hertfordshire...
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