Illinois Wildlife Q&A Video: The Regal Fritillary
June & July, 2021
Michelle Simone, Stewardship Specialist, Eric Smith, District Heritage Biologist and Joe Kath, Endangered Species Program Manager, Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Kathy Andrews Wright, Rick Wright and Laura Kammin
Questions received in advance of the conversation are listed below, with the time noted should you desire to fast-forward to a topic of interest.
0:12 Introduction of Michelle Simone, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Stewardship Specialist
0:35 Background on the state-threatened regal fritillary
01:35 Regal fritillary life cycle
02:57 Tips to differentiate male and female regal fritillaries
03:28 Population survey process
04:38 Habitat enhancement techniques
06:10 Introduction of Eric Smith, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Biologist
06:48 Funding for the regal fritillary habitat enhancement and population monitoring efforts
08:39 Regal fritillary look-alikes
08:49 Introduction of Joe Kath, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Endangered Species Project Manager
09:34 Regal fritillary undergoing USFWS review for consideration as a federally listed species
11:34 The Species Status Assessment process
12:12 Regal fritillary range map
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Kathy Andrews Wright is retired from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources where she was editor of Outdoor Illinois magazine. She is currently the editor of Outdoor Illinois Wildlife Journal and Illinois Audubon magazine.