Butterfly decline blamed on soggy summer

Press Association: The wettest summer for a century has been blamed for a sharp decline in the number of butterflies in Britain. A study of 223,000 butterflies and day-flying moths found the populations of 15 of the 21 species had fallen. Eleven common butterfly types had decreased by more than a third compared with last year, according to the Big Butterfly Count 2012. Butterfly Conservation said the heaviest rainfall over the summer months for 100 years was putting many already threatened species at risk.......

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