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Christmas Quiz 2010 Results

Published: 02 February 2011

We received an excellent response to the Christmas Lepidoptera Quiz, with entrants donating £65 to Moths Count, a national moth recording initiative, supported by the AES, and run by Butterfly Conservation. Moths Count has just published its first Provisional Atlas of the UK's Larger Moths. Thanks to Graham Wenman for setting the Quiz questions!

The top three winners of the Quiz chose their prizes from AES memberships or books. Unsurprisingly, two of the three chose prizes that included a subscription to the Entomologist's Record for 2011 (the third winner was already a subscriber).

Published without a break since 1890, the Entomologist's Record is the leading peer-reviewed journal for entomologists interested in Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), though the journal also includes important papers on other insect orders. The definitive annual review of migrant Lepidoptera is published in the Record, as is the authoritative annual review of microlepidoptera. The journal has been undergoing further development since it became an AES journal in 2009.

Quiz answers

  1. Fish - Grayling
  2. Fish with Polaroid's? - Angle shades
  3. Fish after fish - Codling
  4. FRIED fish ruin creel flame - Schiffermuellerina
  5. I'm one of Floyd's (Pink) - Brick
  6. I'm in hotty (BOTTLED) - Timothy
  7. I'm with Charles - camilla
  8. I'm at the bar - Drinker
  9. I'm MIXED WITH Paul - alpium
  10. I'm with the old man - Old Lady
  11. Did Orpheus break one? - Lutestring
  12. Sister of Lynn and Corin - Vanessa
  13. Pliant, BENT, not soft - Latin
  14. Hark, I'm a singing angel - Herald
  15. Sounds like a lecherous bloke - Hornigi
  16. Buzz and Neil's transport - Apollo
  17. A cheval-glass - Psyche
  18. MAKE sub-class leer - Brussels Lace
  19. Sputnik? - Satellite
  20. M. Ali, boxing clever - Clay
  21. I'm with Cherubim - Seraphim
  22. Late 80s punk/rock blend - Gothic
  23. N Hussain was - Essex Skipper
  24. Percussion instrument - Triangle
  25. Ruby (not tiger) on TV - Wax
  26. I'm with "The sailor man" - Olive
  27. I blood aria, WOVEN - Boloria dia (Weavers)
  28. I'm back behind Cambridge city - elymi
  29. Found in Moody Blues nights ... - White Satin
  30. Error all switch-back - rorrella
  31. "Nature" place - on Brighton beach perhaps? - Nudaria
  32. I'm in the class - Thecla
  33. COOKED Roo ribs? - roboris
  34. Batting back - ni
  35. Museum of Culinary History and Alimentation - Mocha
  36. Thread cutter? - Atropos
  37. Outgrowth (bony) - Antler
  38. Outermost Galilean satellite - callisto
  39. CRAZY "tingler" (hanging) - Ringlet
  40. Advice from a fan? - Buff-tip
  41. TROUBLED toil - loti
  42. Honda model - Goldwing
  43. Classic yacht - Gipsy Moth
  44. Buddy,sad Holly - Blue
  45. One of 16 in the Harum? - Vestal
  46. Bull to finish - YESSSSSSSSS! - Great Dart
  47. MIXED play - Pyla
  48. 2/3 of promissory note - Io (I.O.U)
  49. I'm well in Knaresborough Mother - Shipton
  50. Bars (disreputable) - dives
  51. See how eagerly I advance (Alice) - Lobster
  52. Myristica - Nutmeg
  53. Mrs Julius? - Cleopatra
  54. Agatha taxies in SOMEHOW - Xestia agathina
  55. I'm in ideal banana plantation - dealbana
  56. Capillary? - Small Blood-vein
  57. Wimbledon, Hampstead - Common Heath
  58. A SCRAMBLED pain - napi
  59. Biblical animal (Job 40.15) de-aspirated - Bee Moth
  60. Supporter-soccer, with no ball - Fan-foot
  61. Brush or vac? - Chimney Sweeper
  62. CIA probe Tory Hall SCANDAL - Phycita roborella
  63. Tobacco (at HMs pleasure?) - Snout
  64. Type of dress coat - Swallowtail
  65. Tod's wart TREATED - Straw Dot
  66. A genital pimple else TRANSFORMED - Pempelia genistella
  67. St Michayl, early transformer! - Alchymist
  68. Two pirates - Silver Hook
  69. Doorkeeper's peasant - Porter's Rustic
  70. Can apple be just hidden with LUMPY sugar? - Plebejus argus
  71. E.G mangled (MANGLED)- Angled Gem
  72. Was "The Red Baron" one of these? - Ruddy Highflyer
  73. Acid applied in to MAKE THIS - Pontia daplidice
  74. LEAKING biro - sorbi
  75. I'm on an elephant - Large Ear
  76. I rub front to back - rubi
  77. Le drapeau de la France par exemple - tricolor
  78. What you might have got as Gwenllian passed? - Welsh Wave
  79. God of the Afterlife, not so! - iris
  80. Margaret (dim,) back - Gem
  81. "I'm a pet" Polly said, CRAZY! - Dasypolia templi
  82. A rude e-mail message!- Flame
  83. Spooner's white brave - Bright Wave
  84. Ten thousand gallon brewing vat? - Large Copper
  85. WOW, all of Albania go free! - Alabonia geoffrella
  86. String edge (or a tan!) - Lace Border (ornata)
  87. over par round ORN, all a prince CAN MAKE - Parornix carpinella
  88. Small pause - Comma
  89. No run scored of this ball - Dot
  90. Cuss if top boy sails ABROAD - Opsibotys fuscalis
  91. I lash a coley, BATTERED - Colias hyale
  92. Unknown in tea - Early Grey
  93. Ex-England manager's boys? - Svensson's
  94. Ella Mae Bailey - Mother of Pearl
  95. Words Bing sang to Rev Spooner? - Bird's Wing
  96. Privet cutters - Shears
  97. Would Mrs Ratner ask for her ..? - Diamond back
  98. Minor aches, minutes lost finds me. - Orache
  99. Hugh 11 - Duke of Burgundy
  100. A Gemmini team are SCRAMBLED - Emmetia margine

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