The Marsh Fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia) is protected under the Nature Conservation Act in Scotland and is a Priority Species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.
The Marsh Fritillary is a brightly patterned and colourful fritillary (butterfly) found in damp grassland and chalky grassland. The species has seen a massive decline in recent years and as such is afforded great protection under various British laws.
If Marsh Fritillaries are found to be present at a development a habitat survey should be carried out in the first instance to confirm their presence, the identification of their larval webs and the presence of their main food source, i.e. the Devil's Bit Scabious, the Field Scabious and other small scabious plants.
A mitigation strategy can then be developed to ensure that the development can go ahead without endangering the butterfly.
TransTech will produce a report suitable for the planning process. This will identify potential impacts on the species, suggest mitigation and any further work required. Mitigation measures are site specific and will be assessed in close liaison with Scottish Natural Heritage.
We carry out Marsh Fritillary surveys throughout Scotland which includes the Western Isles and Argyll, Lochaber, Ardnamurchan and the rest of Highland down to Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.
For more information on our Marsh Fritillary services please call the office on 01631 720699, or if you would like to request a fee quote for your project contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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