The Sunday Quiz – Butterflies

Dear Readers,

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.

Section One

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).

1)

2)

3)

4)

5)

6)

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)

Section Two

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).

gailhampshire from Cradley, Malvern, U.K / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

7)

AnemoneProjectors (talk) (Flickr) / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

8)

By Dean Morley at https://www.flickr.com/photos/33465428@N02/5781530985

9)

By Peter Eeles from https://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species.php?species=tithonus

10)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Small_Tortoiseshell_Caterpillars_on_Nettle_-_Flickr_-_gailhampshire.jpg

11)

Ilia Ustyantsev from Russia / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

12)

Section Three

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!

13.

14)

By No machine-readable author provided. Pere prlpz assumed (based on copyright claims). - No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1638974

15)

By Rasbak - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=168670

16)

17)

Good luck!

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “The Sunday Quiz – Butterflies

  1. Fran & Bobby Freelove

    1) f
    2) b
    3) a
    4) e
    5) c
    6 d

    1) 8
    2) 7
    3) 11
    4) 12
    5) 9
    6) 10

    4) 13
    3 + 1) 14
    2) 15
    6) 16
    5) 17

    Reply
  2. Sarah

    I’m fairly confident about the first part but have no idea about the second. For the third I know one and guessed one. Thank you for another enjoyable quiz!

    1f
    2b
    3a
    4e
    5c
    6d

    13 e
    17 c

    Reply
    1. Bug Woman Post author

      Thanks, Anne! I enjoyed your lapwing post today very much – I remember when green plovers were very common in the countryside, but they’re much less often seen now, unfortunately. Ground-nesting birds of all kinds have suffered in our era of intensive agriculture.

      Reply
  3. FEARN

    This (together with the answers) is a wonderful teaching resource in an area a lot of people (e.g. me) have failed join up the facts.

    Reply
  4. Alittlebitoutoffocus

    Sorry, I thought I’d wait until the last minute to enter and forgot! I even set an alarm but missed it! Anyway, for the record, here are my answers:
    1f
    2b
    3a
    4e
    5c
    6d
    7b
    8f
    9c
    10d
    11a
    12e
    13e
    14 a & f
    15b
    16d
    17c
    🤞🤞

    Reply

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