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Bentley Wood - Eastern

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Map of Bentley Wood - Eastern

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County : England(Wiltshire)
Gridref : SU25802910
Year established : 1988
Number of sections : 7
Altitude (m) : 75
Length (m) : 750
Width (m) : -1
Broad habitat : Dry semi/unimproved (flower rich) neutral grassland
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Essex/Small SkipperStable 56.79 more
Small SkipperStable 64.34 more
Essex Skipper? 0.42 more
Silver-spotted Skipper? 0 more
Large SkipperStable 30.22 more
Dingy SkipperStable 0.80 more
Grizzled SkipperStable 2.37 more
Wood White? 0 more
Clouded Yellow? 0.12 more
BrimstoneIncreasing 29.73 more
Large WhiteStable 9.48 more
Small WhiteStable 19.07 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 7.12 more
Orange-tipStable 2.52 more
Green Hairstreak? 0.06 more
Purple Hairstreak? 0.42 more
Small CopperStable 0.96 more
Brown ArgusStable 0.86 more
Common BlueStable 3.65 more
Holly Blue? 0.20 more
Duke of BurgundyStable 3.19 more
White AdmiralStable 1.55 more
Purple EmperorStable 0.26 more
Red AdmiralStable 2.09 more
Painted LadyIncreasing 1.83 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 3.18 more
PeacockIncreasing 16.85 more
CommaIncreasing 2.83 more
Small Pearl-bordered FritillaryStable 47.45 more
Pearl-bordered FritillaryStable 36.07 more
Dark Green FritillaryStable 0.81 more
Silver-washed FritillaryIncreasing 14.90 more
Marsh FritillaryStable 1.99 more
Speckled WoodIncreasing 15.80 more
Marbled WhiteStable 87.65 more
GatekeeperStable 112.73 more
Meadow BrownStable 56.95 more
Small HeathStable 0.71 more
RingletStable 148.66 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.