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.
- Support policies that protect High Nature Value farmland.
- Protect sites from loss e.g. to insensitive afforestation schemes.
- Ensure the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy is fully implemented
Loss of unimproved grassland, especially to forestry, and overgrazing.
MSP Species Champion
Member for: North East Scotland
Party: Scottish Labour Party