This butterfly is another UK Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Species and Eastern Scotland probably holds the majority of sites with colonies. Consequently survey work, site monitoring and conservation activities remain important. It appears to be holding its own in many areas but at a national level there has been a significant drop in numbers recorded at UK Butterfly Monitoring sites.
Important areas for this species are Deeside, Western Perthshire, the Sidlaw Hills and much of the Borders and there are currently on-going surveys in many areas which you can help with by contacting the relevant Local Area Organiser (see Committee page for their details). It will help greatly if standardised survey forms are used to record your sightings and these are available for the Borders and for Tayside/Angus/Perthshire - they can always be amended to suit other parts of the country.