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1 December 2014 Chasing Butterflies in Medieval Europe
Vazrick Nazari
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A survey of illuminated medieval manuscripts from Europe reveals depictions of several different methods used in the Middle Ages for catching butterflies. A discussion on the meaning and iconography of lepidopteran imagery in these manuscripts is presented.

Vazrick Nazari "Chasing Butterflies in Medieval Europe," The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 68(4), 223-231, (1 December 2014). https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.v68i4.a1
Received: 20 January 2014; Accepted: 26 February 2014; Published: 1 December 2014
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Iconography
Lepidoptera
Manuscripts
Marginalia
Psyche
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