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Butterflywatch: the white-letter hairstreak’s fortunes are tied to our elms
In our writer’s garden, and across the country, the scourge of Dutch elm disease has not been entirely eliminated

Patrick Barkham

29, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Britain’s largest butterfly at risk as fungal pathogens kill food source
Drastic die-back of milk parsley on Norfolk Broads threatens future of swallowtail

Patrick Barkham

22, Jun, 2022 @9:48 AM

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Country diary: For spring butterflies, survival is the name of the game
Willington, County Durham: The small heath makes sure to cast a tiny shadow; the dingy skipper chooses camouflage

Phil Gates

01, Jun, 2022 @4:30 AM

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The Guardian view on British butterflies: declining beauty | Editorial
Editorial: Victims of intensive farming and the climate emergency, butterflies are beautiful – and vital


29, May, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Unexpected influx of striped hawkmoths hits southern England
Favourable winds that have swept in superstar of the moth world have also brought painted ladies

Patrick Barkham

26, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Half of UK’s butterfly species vulnerable to extinction as five join red list
Time is running out to save 58 resident species, Butterfly Conservation warns

Patrick Barkham

25, May, 2022 @5:01 AM

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How worried should we really be about 'insectageddon'? | Jane Hill
Insect decline is worrying, but we should be wary of the hyperbole of impending doom, says the Royal Entomological Society’s Jane Hill

Jane Hill

08, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Britain’s butterflies bolstered by conservation efforts
Heath fritillary among species helped by habitat restoration – but concerns over future remain

Damian Carrington Environment editor

30, Mar, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘I’m afraid’: Texas butterfly sanctuary forced to close after far-right threats
The nature preserve on the US-Mexico border became a target of rightwing ire after it opposed construction of a section of Trump’s wall

Erum Salam in San Antonio

06, Feb, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Secret site of chequered skipper butterfly’s English revival revealed
Species that disappeared from Northants woods in 1977 is thriving four years after its reintroduction

Patrick Barkham

27, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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UK’s mild winter puts some butterflies and burrowers at risk
Creatures such as hedgehogs waking without sufficient food as abnormal weather disrupts hibernation

Helena Horton

31, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Specieswatch: the bluffing peacock butterfly
A flash of colourful wings accompanied by loud hisses helps defenceless insect unsettle predators

Patrick Barkham

29, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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