Coenonympha tullia

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LARGE HEATH Coenonympha tullia

There are two populations in West Lancashire: Winmarleigh Moss (SD44) and around Goodber Fell and Thrushgill (SD66). The SD66 site does not show in the first map, which just meanthat it had not yet been discovered. Outside the mapped area, there are good colonies in VC69 at Roudsea (in the Furness, the North Lancashire part of the vice-county) and Meathop Moss (Westmorland). This is a butterfly of damp, boggy habitats and its range is consequently very resticted. There are no longer any colonies in Cheshire or anywhere around Manchester, in spite of the species's once having been known as the "Manchester Argus".

THE THREE PERIODS COMPARED

PERIOD 1 (1940-1994) WITH RECORDING COVERAGE, ALTITUDE AND URBAN COVER

PERIOD 2 (1995-2000) WITH RECORDING COVERAGE, ALTITUDE AND URBAN COVER

PERIOD 3 (2001-2007) WITH RECORDING COVERAGE, ALTITUDE AND URBAN COVER

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