Coenonympha pamphilus

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SMALL HEATH Coenonympha pamphilus

During the 1990s this species underwent losses on the Cheshire Plain and lowlandparts of South Lancashire, but remained stable in the higher ground on the Pennine fringe, perhaps indicating an upland refuge effect as described under Lasiommata megera. The map for the third period however still shows some scattered records in mid and south Cheshire. The species requires short, rough grassland, with some shelter from the full force of the wind, usually on hillsides.

THE THREE PERIODS COMPARED

PERIOD 1 (1940-1994) WITH RECORDING COVERAGE, ALTITUDE AND URBAN COVER

PERIOD 2 (1995-2000) WITH RECORDING COVERAGE, ALTITUDE AND URBAN COVER

PERIOD 3 (2001-2007) WITH RECORDING COVERAGE, ALTITUDE AND URBAN COVER

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