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Blackmoor Copse (WWT)

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Map of Blackmoor Copse (WWT)

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County : England(Wiltshire)
Gridref : SU23502910
Year established : 1983
Number of sections : 14
Altitude (m) : 73
Length (m) : 2000
Width (m) : 5
Broad habitat : Mature broadleaved woodland
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Essex/Small SkipperStable 4.90 more
Small SkipperDeclining 15.26 more
Essex Skipper? 1 more
Large SkipperStable 35.69 more
Dingy Skipper? 1 more
Grizzled SkipperStable 0.59 more
Clouded Yellow? 0.08 more
BrimstoneStable 95.37 more
Large WhiteStable 41.95 more
Small WhiteStable 26.59 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 8.38 more
Orange-tipStable 14.07 more
Purple HairstreakDeclining 1.62 more
Small CopperStable 1.68 more
Brown ArgusStable 0.54 more
Common BlueDeclining 1.87 more
Holly BlueStable 1.44 more
Duke of BurgundyStable 0.36 more
White AdmiralDeclining 17.79 more
Purple EmperorDeclining 0.54 more
Red AdmiralStable 8.87 more
Painted LadyStable 1.33 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 2.88 more
PeacockStable 27.69 more
CommaStable 18.82 more
Small Pearl-bordered FritillaryStable 4.15 more
Pearl-bordered FritillaryStable 11.20 more
Dark Green Fritillary? 0.16 more
Silver-washed FritillaryStable 86.22 more
Marsh Fritillary? 0.09 more
Speckled WoodStable 137.24 more
Marbled WhiteDeclining 8.67 more
GatekeeperDeclining 80.06 more
Meadow BrownStable 84.27 more
Small HeathStable 0.55 more
RingletStable 119.32 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.