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The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedules 5 and 8) Order 1998

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Variation of Schedule 5

2.—(1) The following animals are hereby added to Schedule 5 to the Act(1):

Common NameScientific Name
Beetle, Stag (in respect of section 9(5) only)Lucanus cervus
Damselfly, SouthernCoenagrion mercuriale
Goby, Couch'sGobius couchii
Goby, GiantGobius cobitis
Hydroid, MarineClavopsella navis
Moth, Fiery ClearwingBembecia chrysidiformis
Moth, Fisher’s EstuarineGortyna borelii
Mussel, Fan (in respect of section 9(1), (2) and (5) only)Atrina fragilis
Shad, Twaite (in respect of section 9(4)(a) only)Alosa fallax
Shark, BaskingCetorhinus maximus
Vole, Water (in respect of section 9(4) only)Arvicola terrestris

(2) The following entries are hereby added to Schedule 5 to the Act in substitution for the existing entries relating to Allis Shad (Alosa alosa)(2); Butterfly, Large Copper (Lycaena dispar); Butterfly, Marsh Fritillary (Eurodryas aurinia)(3); Mussel, Freshwater Pearl (Margaritifera margaritifera)(4):

Common NameScientific Name
Allis Shad (in respect of section 9(1) and (4)(a) only)Alosa alosa
Butterfly, Large CopperLycaena dispar
Butterfly, Marsh FritillaryEurodryas aurinia
Mussel, Freshwater PearlMargaritifera margaritifera

(3) The Moth, Vipers Bugloss (Hadena irregularis)(5) is hereby removed from Schedule 5 to the Act.


Schedule 5 was varied by S.I. 1988/288, 1989/906, 1991/367, 1992/2350.


Allis Shad was added to Schedule 5, in respect of section 9(1) only, by S.I. 1991/367.


Butterfly, Large Copper and Butterfly, Marsh Fritillary were added to Schedule 5, in respect of section 9(5) only, by S.I. 1989/906.


Mussel, Freshwater Pearl was added to Schedule 5, in respect of section 9(1) so far as it relates to killing and injuring, by S.I. 1991/367.


Moth, Vipers Bugloss was added to Schedule 5 by S.I. 1988/288.

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