Online talk: The natural history of the Dingy Skipper butterfly
About the event
The Dingy Skipper (Erynnis tages) is a specialist butterfly species with a large distribution range across Britain and Ireland. However, population numbers have dropped by over 60% since the 1970s, making the Dingy Skipper a priority species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Although this species is recognised as threatened, little is known about their fine-scale habitat preferences to target management and prevent further declines.
Keira Wingader is an MPhil student in the Insect Ecology and Agroecology groups at the University of Cambridge. In this talk, she will discuss her research investigating the long-term distribution and fine-scale habitat preferences of the Dingy Skipper at both the adult and egg life stages on a local Bedfordshire reserve, Totternhoe Quarry. Working closely with the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire (BCN), she aims to inform appropriate management for the specific requirements of the Dingy Skipper to ensure future survival of this species.
PriceWildlife Trust members: £2.50