Atlas - Wood White

Leptidea sinapis

Side view of Wood White butterfly.

Photo: Mark Pike

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Ecological group

  • Habitat specialist  ?

Conservation priority

  • High in SW & Medium in UK  ?

Please note: The probable extinction of Dorset’s last colony from 2012 makes the short term % declines in the table below much too optimistic.

Distribution trends

Long term 15-year distribution trends
1970-1984 2000-2014 Change
Distribution (km squares) 8 14 +75%
Rank order  ? 45/47 44/47 Up 1 place
Short term 5-year distribution trends
1995-1999 2010-2014 Change
Distribution (km squares) 7 5 -29%
Rank order  ? 46/47 45/47 Up 1 place

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