Ballykilbeg

Site details

UK map showing location of Ballykilbeg Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance.
Location of Ballykilbeg 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
Ballykilbeg is a relatively large wetland site with a variety of habitats including fen and wet grassland. The area is particularly notable for the large colony of marsh fritillary butterfly Euphydryas aurinia (168 larval webs were recorded in 1999). First recorded in 1996, there have been records of adults and larvae each year since.

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

Not applicable.


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