Chequered Skipper butterflies became extinct in England in 1976. where there are on going trials trying to re-establish it’s presence.
In Scotland the butterfly is restricted to damp grassy woodland edge habitats in the west around Fort William. There are around 10 core areas.
They are protected under the Nature Conservation Act in Scotland, and is a UK BAP Priority Species and a Butterfly Conservation high priority species.
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