Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A silver-spotted butterfly, as a fritillary of the genus Argynnis and related forms.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of butterflies of the genus Argynnis and allied genera, having silvery spots on the under side of the wings. See
- n. butterfly with silver spots on the underside of the hind wings
- silver + spot (Wiktionary)
“Conservationist Mary Jo Andersen said butterfly populations throughout North America are in decline, and the Oregon silverspot is in particular trouble.”
“Portland - The Oregon Zoo this summer released 2,000 pupae of the threatened Oregon silverspot butterfly that it raised.”
“They range from the giant swallowtail of Jamaica to the Atewa dotted border from the Atewa mountains of Ghana, from the Oregon silverspot of America's Pacific coast to the Apollo butterfly of the Alps. And their disappearance is a clear indication, Sir David says, of something going very wrong in the background environment.”
“Silverspot at Mercato, 9118 Strada Place, Suite 8205; (239) 592-0300, silverspot. net”
“Members of the conservationist group San Bruno Mountain Watch are opposed to the plan despite the reduction because they say it will cut off habitat for the endangered Callippe silverspot butterfly.”
“Oregon silverspot butterflies, a threatened species whose numbers have dwindled for years, appear to be making a comeback along the Oregon coast.”
“FLORENCE - A 193-acre parcel of land that shelters threatened species such as the Oregon silverspot butterfly, the northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet and coastal coho salmon will soon be public property, thanks to a $1 million grant administered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and funded mostly by the Nature Conservancy.”
“Grassland areas support the silverspot butterfly, Szlemp added.”
“The company was planning to build 108 town homes and 43 single family homes until 1997 when the Callippe silverspot, named for Calliope, the ancient Greek muse, was listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Under pressure from Fish and Wildlife, Brookfield officials agreed to cut the town homes out of the plan and instead build 28 single family homes in an area on the northeast ridge that is less sensitive habitat for butterflies.”
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