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On a wing and a prayer

Abstract:

Jeremy Thomas discusses how his efforts led to the successful revival of large British blue butterflies which played a great role in insect conservation. Limited to south-west England, the butterflies' number declined throughout the 20th century, and particularly since the 1950s. Jeremy started locating ant nests by leaving trails of cake crumbs across Dartmoor and discovered that the large blue's larvae only survived in the nests of one ant species, 'Myrmica sabuleti,' and that species was e...

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Journal:
Planet Earth More from this journal
Issue:
AUTUMN
Pages:
10-11
Publication date:
2009-09-01
ISSN:
1479-2605
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:211078
UUID:
uuid:082302cb-aff3-4af5-84e1-ecaa5a36c0f0
Local pid:
pubs:211078
Source identifiers:
211078
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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