Landscape-scale response to local habitat restoration in the regal fritillary butterfly (Speyeria idalia) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)

  title={Landscape-scale response to local habitat restoration in the regal fritillary butterfly (Speyeria idalia) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)},
  author={John Allen Shuey and Ellen Jacquart and Stuart Orr and Fiona Becker and Alyssa Hilary Nyberg and Robert Littiken and Ted Anchor and Derek Luchik},
  journal={Journal of Insect Conservation},
The butterfly Speyeria idalia was once a widespread species in the midwestern United States, but declined precipitously during the 1980s. By the early 1990s in NW Indiana and adjacent NE Illinois, it was reduced to a single site where it persisted as a precarious three deme metapopulation managed using prescribed fire. In 1996, a large-scale high diversity restoration was initiated at the site to restore ecological connectivity for grassland and oak barrens communities across the site. Among… Expand

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