TL3868 : Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus malvae)

taken 6 years ago, near to Over, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus malvae)
Grizzled Skipper (Pyrgus malvae)
A little-known snag in the construction of the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway was that it cut through a colony of this diminutive butterfly. A solution was found involving converting some patches of arable land into "mitigation areas" which will contain the species' local food-plant (creeping cinquefoil, as seen in SX9066 : Creeping Cinquefoil, former Barton tip), and unplanted gravel basking areas.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 May, 2012
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Communications 
Insect (from Tags)
Butterfly 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3812 6879 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:17.9924N 0:1.4469E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3812 6879
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