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Bentley Wood - Barnridge

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Map of Bentley Wood - Barnridge

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County : England(Wiltshire)
Gridref : SU24202950
Year established : 1998
Number of sections : 9
Altitude (m) : 69
Length (m) : 1350
Width (m) : -1
Broad habitat : Dry semi/unimproved acid grassland
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Essex/Small SkipperStable 125.91 more
Small SkipperDeclining 142.50 more
Essex Skipper? 0.19 more
Silver-spotted Skipper? 0.15 more
Large SkipperStable 39.33 more
Dingy SkipperStable 0.60 more
Grizzled SkipperStable 1.90 more
Clouded Yellow? 0.38 more
BrimstoneStable 35.63 more
Large WhiteStable 7.28 more
Small WhiteIncreasing 18.19 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 4.38 more
Orange-tipStable 1.09 more
Green Hairstreak? 0.41 more
Purple Hairstreak? 0.31 more
Small CopperStable 2.79 more
Brown ArgusStable 0.83 more
Common BlueDeclining 5.98 more
Chalk Hill Blue? 0.32 more
Holly BlueStable 0.51 more
Duke of BurgundyStable 0.98 more
White AdmiralStable 2.87 more
Purple Emperor? 0.11 more
Red AdmiralStable 4.33 more
Painted LadyStable 1.88 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 6.14 more
PeacockStable 26.15 more
CommaStable 4.21 more
Small Pearl-bordered FritillaryStable 10.64 more
Pearl-bordered FritillaryStable 13.31 more
Dark Green FritillaryStable 0.78 more
Silver-washed FritillaryStable 21.53 more
Marsh FritillaryStable 12.76 more
Speckled WoodStable 28.77 more
Marbled WhiteDeclining 90.50 more
GatekeeperStable 229.76 more
Meadow BrownStable 132.67 more
Small HeathStable 1.90 more
RingletStable 210.47 more

This table shows the species that have been recorded on this site. Where sufficient data is available, trends in abundance are assessed and colonisation/extinction events are identified. Click on 'more' to see a plot of abundance through time for each species. See green question mark above for more details.


The UKBMS is run by  Butterfly Conservation (BC), the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), in partnership with the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), and supported and steered by Forestry Commission (FC),  Natural England (NE), Natural Resources Wales (NRW), Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH). The UKBMS is indebted to all volunteers who contribute data to the scheme.