Recorded sightings in 2009: 51
Recorded sightings in 2010: 215
Status in Rother: Sparsely distributed in Rother and possibly declining. This species is a UK priority for further research.
Habitat: This species occurs on grassland where there are fine grasses, especially in dry, well-drained situations where the sward is short and sparse. Colonies in Rother usually occur on coastal dunes but smaller populations occur in many other locations including roadside verges, waste ground, woodland rides and glades, and parkland.
ID Tips: Small and pale orange butterfly found very close to the ground where it can fly, even on windy days.
First sighting in Rother (2009): 10 May
Recorded by: Don & Clair Penney
UK Distribution trend: -29%
Ten year UK Population trend (1995-2004): -29%
Long term UK population trend: -52%