British butterfly species facing extinction after wettest summer

Independent: Britain's butterflies suffered catastrophically in 2012, which saw the wettest summer on record for England. No fewer than 52 of the 56 resident British species suffered declines in the relentless rain and cold, some to such an extent that they now face extinction in parts of the country, according to the annual survey of the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The weather created disastrous conditions for species such as fritillaries as they struggled to find food, shelter and mating opportunities;......

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