Montiaghs Moss

Site details

UK map showing location of Montiaghs Moss Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Montiaghs Moss 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
Montiaghs Moss is an extensive area of cut-over bog, which contains one of the largest and longest-established populations of marsh fritillary Euphydryas aurinia in Northern Ireland. The population is very dispersed throughout the entire site, reflecting the extent of habitat that is suitable for the species.

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

Not applicable.


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