Regal Fritillary, Extinct in Mass

Kondla, Norbert FOR:EX Norbert.Kondla at
Mon Aug 21 10:54:06 EDT 2000

Commentary on Speyeria populations is provided by: Hammond, P.C. and D.V.
McCorkle. 1983{84}. The decline and extinction of Speyeria populaitons
resulting from human environmental disturbances. Journal of Research on the
Lepidoptera 22:217-224.  

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From: newtchris at [mailto:newtchris at]
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2000 9:54 PM
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Subject: Regal Fritillary, Extinct in Mass

I recently heard that the Regal Fritillary has just been removed from the
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
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
they are different species, but come to think of it, I haven't seen any
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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