26 Sep '12, 6am

Butterflies act as wildlife indicators, warning us of ecosystem changes

Butterflies act as wildlife indicators, warning us of ecosystem changes

RELATED ARTICLES Why we all need to worry about the decline in native butterflies August 3, 2012 08:26 AM The Fall of the European Butterfly December 13, 2010 10:05 AM In the News: British butterflies bounce back May 17, 2011 08:16 AM Butterflies and Climate Change June 5, 2012 11:31 AM /climate/article/45000 Although butterflies may seem like an attractive addition to your flower garden they are a more important insect than most people realize. Acting as a vital wildlife indicator, butterflies can tell us almost everything we need to know about the health of an ecosystem. But from the Meadow Brown to the Swallowtail, British native butterfly species are slowly disappearing. ADVERTISEMENT According to a report by the Dorset-based charity Butterfly Conservation, 72 per cent of butterfly and moth species have declined in the last ten years, and 54 per cent have decreased in ...

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