Regal Fritillary, Extinct in Mass
newtchris at aol.com
Fri Aug 18 00:54:08 EDT 2000
I recently heard that the Regal Fritillary has just been removed from the Mass.
endangered species list. Saddly due to extinction in the area.
I have been unable to find any pictures of this butterfly and any details as to
why it has dwindled to extinction or why it has been usuccessfully raised in
captivity. I remember raising Great Spangled Fritillaries as a kid. I assume
they are different species, but come to think of it, I haven't seen any Great
Spangles around either. Is there a dwindling of this family in general?
Would love to hear any information about these developments from anyone who
knows any details. I'd esp like to find a photo of the Regal Fritillary. I
can't seem to find any in the field guides I currently own.
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