The small copper breeds on common sorrel and sheep’s sorrel. It was once a common sight on farmland and in towns, but has declined substantially.
1. Press for more wildlife-friendly farming.
2. Raise awareness of the importance of urban greenspaces and brownfield sites.
3. Ensure the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy is fully implemented.
Loss of semi-natural grasslands, including urban greenspaces and brownfield sites.
MSP Species Champion
Member for: Central Scotland
Party: Scottish Labour Party