Cumbrian Marsh Fritillary Site

Site details

UK map showing location of Cumbrian Marsh Fritillary Site Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Cumbrian Marsh Fritillary Site SAC/SCI/cSAC
 

Note:

When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

Not applicable.

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

1065 Marsh fritillary butterfly  Euphydryas (Eurodryas, Hypodryas) aurinia
This is a complex of three marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia populations which may form a single metapopulation. They inhabit a damp purple moor-grass Molinia caerulea grassland/scrub mosaic. This and the Bassenthwaite Moss population at River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake cSAC comprise a north-western set of populations which are genetically different to the other English populations.

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

Not applicable.


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