Kentish glory


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Kentish glory

n
(Animals) a moth, Endromis versicolora, common in north and central Europe, having brown variegated front wings and, in the male, orange hindwings
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She praised the efforts of local ecologists, including Badenoch and Strathspey Conservation Group, who are helping the team locate rare pine hover flies, Kentish glory moths and timberman beetles.
The Kentish Glory is lost to its former stronghold in Worcestershire, the West Midlands, and the whole of England.
But they enchanted the Victorians who gave them such romantic names as Maiden's Blush, Merveille du Jour and Kentish Glory. Reason enough to mourn their passing.