Rare Brood For Rare Butterfly

August 19, 2009 at 8:25 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Second brood for rare butterfly

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Duke of Burgundy (SPL)

A second appearance for the Duke of Burgundy could become more common

One of the UK‘s rarest butterflies has produced a second brood in what conservationists are describing as an extremely rare event.

A second generation of the endangered Duke of Burgundy butterfly has now been spotted in Gloucestershire – the furthest north recorded so far.

Normally the butterfly produces one generation a year, taking to the wing in late April.

But a second brood has been recorded in August in Gloucestershire.

The National Trust said this second generation, documented at Rodborough Common, was highly unexpected.

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