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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 03.5 June 1992

Britain's Vanishing Fritillaries

By - Martin Warren

One of the most urgent problems in butterfly conservation, and one which has serious implications for a wide variety of wildlife, is the rapid decline of Britain's fritillaries. We have eight resident species (Table 1) which all have distinctive chequered markings and, like the Snakeshead Fritillary flower, Fritillaria meleagris, are named after the pattern on ancient dice-boxes.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist