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Biodiversity Indicators


21 butterfly species (which have been shown to correlate with summer temperatures) are used to create the single, composite indicator. These are listed below:

Brown argus
Common blue
Dark green fritillary
Dingy skipper
Essex skipper
Green hairstreak
Hedge brown
Large skipper
Painted lady
Purple hairstreak
Silver-washed fritillary
Small blue
Small copper
Small heath
Small skipper
Small tortoiseshell
Small white
White admiral

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