Recorded sightings in 2009: 410
Recorded sightings in 2010: 140
Status in Rother: Widely distributed and occasionally common in rough fields in Rother.
Habitat: Occurs in a wide variety of habitats including heathland, coastal dunes and undercliffs, woodland clearings, and unimproved grassland. This species may be found also in small patches of land such as rough fields, roadside verges, railway embankments, allotments, churchyards, and waste ground. Warm, dry situations are especially favoured. Common Sorrel and Sheep's Sorrel are the main foodplants.
ID Tips: A tiny, bright metallic orange butterfly with dark patterned wings. Flies late into the year.
First sighting in Rother (2009): 26 April
Recorded by: Jim Barrett
UK Distribution trend: -16%
Ten year UK Population trend (1995-2004): -41%
Long term UK population trend: -8%