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British Butterfly Needs Warm Weather This Summer For Survival
2013-06-10 11:38:26

University of Exeter Butterflies are extremely sensitive to changes in temperature and new research has revealed that when summer weather turns bad the silver-spotted skipper battles for survival. The butterfly, which previously faced extinction from habitat loss, is recovering following conservation efforts but the recent cool wet summers in England have almost stalled its progress. A 27 year study by researchers at the University of Exeter in collaboration with the University of York,...

2011-05-09 04:00:00

GORIZIA, Italy, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - The Most Victorious GERMAN Sailor of all Time Takes Over as Skipper of the Maxi Yacht Champion Esimit Europa 2 - After Vila (ES) and Schuemann (DE) one More European Sailing Star is to Join the Already International Crew (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20110905/452758 ) The most successful German sailor of all time, Jochen Schuemann, confirmed his presence as skipper of Esimit Europa 2, the only yacht in the world to...

2010-01-20 08:27:00

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private face off against the malevolent dolphin, Dr. Blowhole, in The Penguins of Madagascar's first Nickelodeon special, "Dr. Blowhole's Revenge," premiering Monday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) guest stars in the half-hour special as the penguins' long-time nemesis out for revenge and to finally conquer the world. The DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) series, which...

2009-11-13 06:35:00

FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Former FBI Informant Richard Stern entices casino magnate Palmino Franco to look east and build a hotel and casino in Ohio -- that way Franco would be the first casino owner in the state. Ohio's about to pass the casino issue to allow casino gambling -- or will they? Franco doesn't care -- he has a backup if the issue fails. In his new novel "Skipper: Part One" (published by iUniverse), author Richard Ondo sets his story in Fairport Harbor,...

2008-09-16 12:00:21

By GRAEME SMITH THE heroic skipper of a North Sea fishing vessel who dived into the water in a bid to save a crewman who had fallen overboard has been praised by investigators for his bravery. However, the Deputy Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents has criticised procedures on the boat which led to the accident. He also recognised the danger in which skipper Charles Bruce placed himself by his rescue attempt and suggested the owner, Charles's father Alistair, might wish to review the...

2007-12-03 12:00:00

They head out to sea in pursuit of a crab's sweet meat. Months of sleep-deprived labor can pull in hundreds of thousands of dollars for a top-grossing vessel. Their death toll -- 17 lives lost in the past seven years -- makes this the most lethal Pacific harvest. These are not the Bering Sea crabbers who gained fame on the Discovery Channel's reality series, "Deadliest Catch," but the Dungeness-crab crews who toil in anonymity off the Washington and Oregon coasts. Since 2000, their death...

Latest skipper Reference Libraries

2005-09-07 19:03:20

The superfamily Papilionoidea contains all the butterflies except for the skippers, which are classified in superfamily Hesperioidea. Some authors treat this grouping as a series (Papilioniformes) within a single superfamily that also includes the skippers. However, all are agreed that, although all the butterflies constitute a single monophyletic clade, a distinction needs to be made between the skippers and the rest of the butterflies. Compared with the skippers, in the families that are...

2005-08-25 11:48:50

The Skippers are a group of insects in the order Lepidoptera. They are usually counted as butterflies, but they are somewhat intermediate between the rest of the butterflies and the remaining Lepidoptera, the moths. Skippers are classified in the superfamily Hesperioidea, which includes only one family, the Hesperiidae. They differ in several important ways from the remaining butterflies, which are classified in superfamily Papilionoidea. Skippers have the antennae clubs hooked backward,...

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