Habitat and Species leaflets

Leaflets about species and habitats, with information on identification, ecology and habitat requirements.

Please note
These leaflets are made available in Adobe Acrobat® Portable Document File (PDF) format. You will need this program in order to view and/or print the leaflets. If you do not have the program, it is freely available at www.adobe.com/acrobat

Copies of the leaflets can also be obtained from our Stirling office, if you send us a large stamped addressed envelope.

Argent & Sable in Scotland

PDF 3.4Mb

Rheumaptera hastata. One of our 'Learn About' series. Information on life cycle, ecology and habitat management.

Chequered Skipper in Scotland

PDF 1.2Mb

Carterocephalus palaemon. One of our 'Learn About' series. Information on life cycle, ecology and habitat management.

Marsh Fritillary in Scotland

PDF 1.8Mb

Euphydryas aurinia. One of our 'Learn About' series. Information on life cycle, ecology and habitat management. Revised 2007.

Scotland's Common Moths

PDF 658Kb

One of our 'Learn About' series. Information on how to find moths, advice on moth traps, and identification tips for 36 of our common moths.

Garden for Butterflies

PDF 1.6Mb

Produced by 'Garden for Life'. The best plants to grow, and a useful identification chart.

Ragwort Friend or Foe

PDF 972Kb

A joint leaflet by Butterfly Conservation, Plantlife and the British Horse Society. The benefits and problems of ragwort, and advice on management.

Important Butterflies & Moths of the Argyll Islands

PDF 4.5Mb

The Argyll Islands are home to some of the UK’s rarest and most threatened butterflies and moths, most notably Marsh Fritillary and Slender Scotch Burnet. This is primarily due to the continuation of traditional farming practices on the islands. This leaflet provides information on some of the islands’ key species and how, where and when, to look for them.