Regal Fritillary

Mark Walker MWalker at
Mon Aug 21 14:35:51 EDT 2000

Habitat elimination!

It appears that this species doesn't do as well in corn pastures, alfalfa
fields, suburban sprawls, or industrial parks as it did in the tall grass
prairie that it grew up in.

I will go out on a limb and suggest that this species would be relatively
easy to secure - if we just left a sufficient amount of the natural habitat

Mark Walker.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: newtchris at [mailto:newtchris at]
> Sent: Friday, August 18, 2000 10:51 PM
> To: leps-l at
> Subject: Regal Fritillary
> Is it possible to find out what is known about the decline of 
> these butterflies
> to date?  I'm sure if the combined knowledge, experience and 
> skill of the
> patrons of this newsgroup were put to use, the cause of and 
> solution to its
> demise could be determined.  At least a successful captive 
> breeding program
> could be established.
> Any ideas, suggestions?
> Chris

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