Atlas - Small Tortoiseshell

Inachis io

Small Tortoiseshell with open wings on a dandelion-like flower

Photo: Brian Arnold

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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) 1293 2074 +60%
Rank order  ? 5/47 5/47 No change
Short term 5-year distribution trends
1995-1999 2010-2014 Change
Distribution (km squares) 1493 1608 +8%
Rank order  ? 6/47 3/47 Up 3 places

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