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Title: Audit of priority species of rivers and wetlands : Marsh Fritillary in South Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Author: Environment Agency Hampshire Area
Document Type: Monograph
The following report has been commissioned by the Environment Agency (Southern Region).It has been prepared on behalf of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and is one of seven audits covering species of rivers and wetlands that are considered to be a priority for conservation action by the Environment Agency and its partners. The species covered by the audits are: Wetland and river molluscs (Anisus vorticuhis, Pisidium tenuilineatum, Pseitdanodonata complanata, Segmentina nitida, Vertigo moulinisiana); Freshwater Crayfish; Southern Damselfly; Marsh Fritillary; Black Bog Ant; Birds of Rivers and Reedbeds (Bittern, Kingfisher)and Water Vole. Although highly variable in both size and colour, the Marsh Fritillary has generally duller, less distinct and less golden markings than Britain's other Fritillaries. The upper wings are reddish orange, with yellow or white patches, and black veins and crossbars that may be blurred. It is the only Fritillary to have one row of black dots around the bottom edge of both sides of the hind wings but none on either side of the forewing. Like the closely related Glanville Fritillary and Heath Fritillary, the underwings have no trace of silver; the general impression is of dull black and orange on a dull yellow background.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1998
Publication Place: Winchester
Subject Keywords: HabitatsRiversWetlandsInsectsWildlife managementPopulation surveyNature conservation
Geographic Keywords: Isle of WightHampshireNew Forest (Hampshire)
Extent: 24; + appendices
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