European butterfly trends: the Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus), a widespread and in many countries common and abundant butterfly, occurring on all kinds of grasslands; the Orangetip (Anthocharis cardamines), a typical spring butterfly; the Lulworth Skipper (Thymelicus acteon), a specialist species of dry calcareous grasslands. Graphic: EEA

22 July 2013 (EEA) – Figure 3.2 shows some examples of European butterfly trends:

  • The Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus), a widespread and in many countries common and abundant butterfly, occurring on all kinds of grasslands;
  • the Orangetip (Anthocharis cardamines), a typical spring butterfly;
  • the Lulworth Skipper (Thymelicus acteon), a specialist species of dry calcareous grasslands.

The European Grassland Butterfly Indicator: 1990–2011

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