Atlas - Silver-spotted Skipper

Hesperia comma

Silver-spotted Skipper on a thistle flower

Photo: Mark Pike

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Ecological group

  • Habitat specialist  ?

Conservation priority

  • High in SW & UK  ?

Only 1 colony remaining in Dorset

Distribution trends

Long term 15-year distribution trends
1970-1984 2000-2014 Change
Distribution (km squares) 17 6 -65%
Rank order  ? 44/47 46/47 Down 2 places
Short term 5-year distribution trends
1995-1999 2010-2014 Change
Distribution (km squares) 8 2 -75%
Rank order  ? 45/47 47/47 Down 2 places

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