Species Champions: Large Heath butterfly


A true bog specialist, the Large Heath thrives on Scottish upland blanket bog and lowland raised bog.
Adults always sit with closed wings, showing off their very variable underwing spots.

Action Needed

1. Promote lowland peatlands for their biodiversity and ecosystem services
2. Campaign to reduce the use of peat by gardeners and others
3. Ensure the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy is fully implemented.


Drying out of peat bogs in the lowlands, and stripping of peat for horticulture.

MSP Species Champion

Aileen Campbell

Member for: Clydesdale

Party: Scottish National Party

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