Species Champions: Small blue

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The Small blue is our smallest butterfly, but quite feisty! It tends to live in small colonies, where males set up territories, perching on tall grass. Its sole food plant is Kidney vetch.

Action Needed

1. Help protect brownfield sites that are important for the Small blue.
2. Encourage the protection and management of ‘unimproved’ grassland.
3. Ensure the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy is fully implemented.

Threats

Loss of coastal and ‘unimproved’ grassland, and loss of ‘brownfield’ sites such as old railway lines.

MSP Species Champion

Ross Greer

Member for: West Scotland

Party: Scottish Green Party

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