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Bentley Wood - South

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Map of Bentley Wood - South

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County : England(Wiltshire)
Gridref : SU25102830
Year established : 1987
Number of sections : 11
Altitude (m) : 59
Length (m) : 1850
Width (m) : -1
Broad habitat : Mature mixed broadleaved and coniferous woodland
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Essex/Small SkipperStable 98.72 more
Small SkipperDeclining 129.05 more
Essex Skipper? 0.13 more
Large SkipperStable 92.77 more
Dingy SkipperStable 1.45 more
Grizzled SkipperStable 0.97 more
Clouded Yellow? 0.37 more
BrimstoneStable 150.40 more
Large WhiteStable 28.13 more
Small WhiteStable 61.84 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 32.68 more
Orange-tipStable 9.47 more
Purple Hairstreak? 0.42 more
Small CopperStable 2.65 more
Small Blue? 0.44 more
Brown ArgusStable 3.84 more
Common BlueDeclining 13.59 more
Holly BlueStable 1.03 more
Duke of BurgundyDeclining 0.78 more
White AdmiralDeclining 12.36 more
Purple EmperorStable 0.43 more
Red AdmiralStable 7.23 more
Painted LadyIncreasing 2.88 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 4.35 more
PeacockStable 72.62 more
CommaStable 13.63 more
Small Pearl-bordered FritillaryStable 7.31 more
Pearl-bordered FritillaryStable 9.02 more
Dark Green FritillaryStable 0.58 more
Silver-washed FritillaryIncreasing 142.74 more
Marsh Fritillary? 0.12 more
Speckled WoodStable 241.95 more
Marbled WhiteDeclining 67.65 more
GatekeeperStable 296.97 more
Meadow BrownStable 318.79 more
Small HeathStable 1.48 more
RingletDeclining 492.76 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.