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Boscombe Down O (WCC)

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Map of Boscombe Down O (WCC)

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County : England(Wiltshire)
Gridref : SU18504080
Year established : 1994
Number of sections : 2
Altitude (m) : 119
Length (m) : 1500
Width (m) : -1
Broad habitat : Dry semi/unimproved (flower rich) chalk/limestone grassland
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Essex/Small Skipper? 132.40 more
Small SkipperStable 90.33 more
Essex Skipper? 6.21 more
Large SkipperStable 30.14 more
Dingy SkipperStable 111 more
Grizzled SkipperStable 10.39 more
Clouded Yellow? 4.56 more
BrimstoneStable 55.57 more
Large WhiteStable 82.19 more
Small WhiteStable 244.02 more
Green-veined WhiteIncreasing 15.11 more
Orange-tipStable 3.79 more
Green HairstreakStable 55.80 more
Small CopperStable 21.55 more
Small BlueStable 21.60 more
Brown ArgusStable 154.96 more
Common BlueStable 633.02 more
Chalk Hill BlueDeclining 42.82 more
Adonis BlueStable 79.16 more
Holly Blue? 0.86 more
Red AdmiralStable 5.65 more
Painted LadyStable 5.01 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 126.56 more
PeacockStable 30.21 more
Comma? 1.16 more
Dark Green FritillaryStable 4.11 more
Marsh Fritillary? 0.64 more
Wall? 0.65 more
Marbled WhiteStable 293.06 more
GatekeeperStable 104 more
Meadow BrownStable 1621.14 more
Small HeathStable 98.30 more
RingletIncreasing 58.83 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.