Species Champions: Northern brown argus


A small, dusky butterfly with a silvery sheen when seen flying low over sheltered flowery grasslands, on sunny slopes with thin soil. Caterpillars feed on Common rock-rose.

Action Needed

  1. Support policies that protect High Nature Value farmland.
  2. Protect sites from loss e.g. to insensitive afforestation schemes.
  3. Ensure the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy is fully implemented


Loss of unimproved grassland, especially to forestry, and overgrazing.

MSP Species Champion

Jenny Marra

Member for: North East Scotland

Party: Scottish Labour Party

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