Holiday Lepidoptera Quiz 2012

Our good colleagues at the Amateur Entomologist’s Society have posted their annual brain-teaser; looks like a tough one this year!

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Christmas Lepidoptera quiz 2012

13 December 2011

This is a quiz put together each year by AES member Graham Wenman.

The answers to the clues are names of different butterflies and moths (mostly their English names, but 11 of the answers are scientific names).

Prizes

  • 1st Prize: one year’s membership of the AES to include all three AES periodicals (normal cost £48 in the UK).
  • 2nd Prize: one year’s membership of the AES to include any two periodicals of your choice (choose any two from the AES Bulletin; Bug Club Magazine; Entomologist’s Record).
  • 3rd Prize: one year’s membership of the AES to include one periodical of your choice.

Entry Fee

There is no prescribed entry fee but a donation to the AES would be appreciated for each entry. You can donate online or by post to: AES, PO Box 8774, London SW7 5ZG.

Closing Date

The closing date for the quiz is 16th January 2012.

The answers should be sent by email to gjwenman@yahoo.co.uk (from whom ‘hints’ to some of the answers may also be obtained!).

The Quiz

  1. Elegant bra Dan’s undone (14, 3 words)*
  2. Where Tom allows kippers to hide (13, 2 words)
  3. Indian (or African) raptor? (12, 2 words)*
  4. Easy Row five mixed (8, 2 words)
  5. Ragged deer reversed after switching vowels (10, 2 words)
  6. Jaundiced view of an egg? (11, 2 words)*
  7. Ewe, Dolly could be cloned (13, 2 words)
  8. Bully found battered in hole (9, 2 words)
  9. Make Rome snail free (13, 3 words)
  10. Does it need mess clearing daily? (13, 2 words)
  11. Bowl led particle – the opposite (12, 2 words)
  12. Lost in Bermuda? (8)
  13. “The Hoople”, rocking lumbered (12, 2 words)
  14. Oxbridge sportsman is after Aphrodites’ lover (10, 2 words)
  15. Argentine nimbus? (11, 2 words)
  16. Explosion that our guns make? (11, 2 words)
  17. Shivering, icy-clad and Hornby? (9, 2 words)
  18. Through his legs! (6)
  19. Used to be paired with treacle (9)
  20. Hear Tom ranting! (7, 2 words)
  21. If you catch one, Lemsip is recommended! (8)*
  22. A wayfarer? (9)
  23. Snooker’s Jimmy after most of golf’s Tiger (9, 2 words)
  24. Strike at Audi America (13, 2 words)
  25. Nails bent round famous “bender” (8)
  26. Capone amongst cows, he proclaims (6)
  27. Turn the green dial for me! (9)
  28. PC only works on minor crime? (11, 2 words)
  29. Mix Reg Fry’s “E” up? (10, 2 words, apostrophe)
  30. I get laid when the nobs are about! (9, 2 words)
  31. One of the gnioptera perhaps? (9, hyphen)
  32. Once I was a dishclout! (15, 2 words)
  33. Created by John H Pepper (5)
  34. Moffet’s Admirable (10, 2 words)
  35. “Irregular” – a maul, soon (9)
  36. Ellie or Eliza has lice – destroy! (19, 2 words)
  37. New rental? (6)
  38. Phantom male miler, running (16, 2 words)
  39. Discovered by wee taverner? (11, 2 words)
  40. Perspex skies fluttering (12, 2 words)
  41. Domino (with double six) scores 8, and is …… (11, hyphen)
  42. The Marmoress (12, 2 words)
  43. Black Pig’s captain goes about after losing west (6, 2 words)
  44. “Old Ford model” has our queen cuss about it (18, 2 words)
  45. Brute Burt bashed? (9)
  46. Found in an intercom manual? (5)
  47. Angels shiver before Hell? (11, 2 words)
  48. Chaos when Fiona calls on us (14, 2 words)
  49. K9? (9, 2 words, apostrophe)
  50. Lost in a tunnel? (7)
  51. Where to find London, Paris, Rome, etc (11, 2 words)
  52. Sounds like Yusuf Islam’s jewel (11, 2 words, apostrophe)
  53. I emerged from oily wallet! (10, hyphen)
  54. My aunt’s son is from Berlin! (12, 2 words)*
  55. Shock find! Bra in red Polo (10, 2 words)
  56. This little one is a Friend! (11, 2 words)
  57. You can ‘plug me in pip’ (apparently) (11, 2 words)
  58. What valets may become (not footmen!) (6)
  59. S & D art? (8, 2 words)
  60. Moses Harris’s, Grand Surprise (16, 2 words)
  61. I’m from Durban! (6, hyphen)
  62. Hand (in Welsh) reversed (4)
  63. Danger terror to X is abroad (17, 3 words)
  64. Ancient loo key is lost! (13, 2 words)
  65. Botched law allows it (11)
  66. ‘Ice flyer’ Waring identified? (14, 2 words)
  67. A geisha maybe? (11, 2 words)
  68. Does it hold up a holster? (16, 2 words, hyphen)
  69. Form of Ephraim’s a high angel (8)
  70. I run game badly and get 3rd place medal (14, 2 words)
  71. Polypodium for example (4)
  72. Samantha was on page 3 (3)
  73. Town Blair exploited (9, hyphen)
  74. Echium vulgare (13, 2 words, apostrophe)
  75. Are you being served Captain? (7)
  76. In Hell, you can drink here, it seems (8)
  77. Loeb’s i/o accident is unusual! (17, 2 words)
  78. Confine to school goalie (10)
  79. What a nice Arran might produce (9, 2 words)
  80. H.I.M. (13, 2 words)
  81. Cure, or fester (8)
  82. Change starters of mud, both (7, 2 words)
  83. Allows, back to front (6)
  84. Dance that is lazy tango (Scotch) (11, 2 words)
  85. Yan Song was one (16, 2 words)
  86. I.R. vaccination (sic) went wrong (16, 2 words)
  87. Duchess of Lugo’s mother (12, 3 words)
  88. Sarah Whitehead, the Black Nun? (7, 2 words)
  89. Mugs play rave (and it’s “mixed with grey”) (12, 2 words)
  90. Finish flag with “herrings” tail to head (16, 2 words)
  91. If I buffer yours, will you …….? (10, 2 words)
  92. Stuttering p-petal (6)
  93. Hear anger strike maybe? (15, 2 words)
  94. Gordon (PM) and ‘Sir Alan’ fired! (10, 2 words)
  95. ‘Angleps’ dog left, disturbed (11, 2 words)
  96. Can it make a pie in Paris? (10, 2 words)
  97. Run nude on pitch (6)
  98. The result of a silly pub tiff (7, hyphen)
  99. She got the needle in London! (9)
  100. Smite wall in a Spooner trap? (10, 2 words)

Clues marked with an asterisk (*) were suggested by the following people: G Tordoff, D Lewis and K Norris. Many thanks.<<


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