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2011-01-24 09:37:00

FLORENCE, S.C., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) Rural Development held a conference in Florence, S.C., following its designation of South Carolina's NESA region as one of America's "great regions." The conference brought together key local, state and federal stakeholders from the government and business communities, in a cooperative effort aimed at aiding development of the region. NESA is the local economic development organization -...

2009-07-03 13:43:32

The reintroduction of the Large Blue butterfly to Britain offers lessons in helping plants and animals threatened by climate change, scientists said. The Large Blue, whose scientific name is Maculinea arion, was successfully reintroduced 25 years ago after becoming extinct in 1979, scientists at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research said in a release Friday. Large Blues imported from Sweden were aided by the creation of small heat-shielded habitats, which could give today's...

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2009-06-16 12:20:00

Ecologists are finally publishing decades of research that assisted them in the project that rescued the Large Blue butterfly from extinction in the United Kingdom after its re-introduction efforts. The butterfly was officially declared extinct in Britain in 1979, but has flourished again after conservationists had them imported from Sweden in the 1980s. They are now celebrating the 25th anniversary of the butterfly's re-introduction. Now there are more than 30 colonies, roughly making the...

2007-10-13 05:10:27

FALCON HEIGHTS, Texas (AP) - A tiny green butterfly not seen in the United States in more than 70 years likes the new butterfly garden at Falcon State Park, experts said. Berry Nall of Falcon Heights took a photograph of his find on Monday, posted it on his Web site and asked members of an online mailing list to help him identify it. "I tried to get as many pictures as I could, but it took off," Nall said. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department informed him that he had taken a picture of a...


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2005-09-09 07:48:01

The Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) is a small butterfly in the family Lycaenidae common throughout Europe. It is often found in meadows or open, hilly areas. Its wingspan is 3 to 3.5 cm. The wings or the male are iridescent blue with a white fringe. The female is usually brown with orange spots on the outer edges of the wing. In some areas the females have a blue coloration to the wings. The undersides of both sexes have a pattern of white, black and orange spots. The caterpillar is...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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