This week we’re looking at butterflies. The quiz is in three sections.
1) Match the butterflies to their names.
2) Match the caterpillars to the butterflies
3) Match the foodplants to the butterflies!
So hopefully the first part will be easy-ish, but the next two will be rather trickier. Feel free to give up at any point! Answers in the comments please, but if you don’t want to be influenced by those who have gone before, I would suggest not looking at the comments until after you’ve written your answers down.
So, without further ado, match these butterflies to their names. So, if you think butterfly 1 is a Small tortoiseshell, your answer will be 1) a).
a) Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
b) Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)
c) Holly blue (Celastrina argiolus)
d) Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus)
e) Orange tip (Anthocharis cardamines)
f) Comma (Polygonia c-album)
Ok so far? Now, see if you can match the caterpillars to the photos of the butterflies. So, if you think the caterpillar of butterfly number 1 is caterpillar number 7, your answer will be 1) 7).
I think that was really tough. Maybe this last bit will be a little bit easier? Or maybe not? So, the caterpillar of which butterfly eats which plant? If you think the caterpillar of butterfly 1) eats plant 13), your answer will be 1)13). That way, even if you haven’t got the caterpillar right you can still have a bash at the foodplant. Please note that one of the plants is eaten by two of the caterpillars 🙂
If that doesn’t make sense, just shout (in the comments).
The answers will be posted on Tuesday, so if you want to be ‘marked’ please comment before 5 p.m. UK time.on Monday. Please feel free also just to have a go in private if you prefer. And have fun!