Small Copper suffered its worst year on record - falling by almost a quarter last year compared to 2014. Other widespread butterflies such as Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell also experienced a poor year, down by 21% and 44% respectively. Despite a generally poor year for butterflies some species thrived. The Marbled White and Brimstone experienced their best years on record!
To find out more about the changes recorded in other butterfly species, please visit the 2015 summary of changes table – UKBMS