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Thursday, 25 September 2008

Rare butterfly numbers boosted by European influx

Dwindling numbers of a colourful British butterfly have been boosted by an influx from Europe.

The small tortoiseshell was feared to be one of the main casualties of the washout summer which hit many butterfly species.

Butterfly Conservation said the small tortoiseshell has become increasingly rare in southern counties over the past five years possibly because of predation by a parasitic fly.

READ MORE - Source: The Telegraph, 25th September 2008

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