Posted September 29, 2015 11:00 pm by Comments

By Vanessa Torres

Monarch Butterfly
Regal Fritillary, a Butterfly in Arkansas, Object of USFWS Search
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

Arkansas -(Ammoland.com)- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for information in Arkansas and in other states on the regal fritillary, a butterfly.

The regal fritillary is less than two inches long at maturity – small for butterflies – but its bright colors make it both noticeable and memorable. Unfortunately, not many of the butterflies are living in Arkansas today.
The regal fritillary is primarily dark orange with a fringe of nearly black on its outer portions. On females, two rows of white dots are in this fringe. On males, an inner row of white dots and an outer row of orange dots is in the fringe.
According to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia. “With a loss of more than 99 percent of the original native tallgrass prairie land cover today, decreased sustainable habitat area for the regal fritillary has become a real threat. Drastic declines in regal fritillary populations have led to much concern about the butterfly’s future. Historically, the regal fritillary’s range extended from eastern Colorado to Maine. However, due to habitat loss and large-scale population …read more

Source:: AmmoLand

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