Species Champions: Slender scotch burnet moth


A very rare moth, confined to steep, south-facing slopes under basalt cliffs on Mull. It can been seen on Bird’s foot trefoil (the caterpillar food plant), and Thyme.

Action Needed

1. Support projects to protect native habitats from invasive species.
2. Support better funding for ‘Rural Priorities’ within the SRDP
3. Ensure the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy is fully implemented.


Under-grazing of improved coastal grasslands; non-native Cotoneaster crowding out its food plant.

MSP Species Champion

Liz Smith

Member for: Mid Scotland and Fife

Party: Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party

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