Atlas - Purple Hairstreak

Quercusia quercus

Purple Hairstreak probing a leaf for honey dew

Photo: Mark Pike

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Ecological group

  • Wider countryside species  ?

Conservation priority

  • Low in SW & UK  ?

Distribution trends

Long term 15-year distribution trends
1970-1984 2000-2014 Change
Distribution (km squares) 283 206 -27%
Rank order  ? 26/47 33/47 Down 7 places
Short term 5-year distribution trends
1995-1999 2010-2014 Change
Distribution (km squares) 145 89 -39%
Rank order  ? 30/47 35/47 Down 5 places

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