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Vagg's Hill

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County : England(Wiltshire)
Gridref : ST80705600
Year established : 1982
Number of sections : 2
Altitude (m) : 50
Length (m) : 800
Width (m) : 5
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? 2.32 more
Small SkipperDeclining 27.27 more
Large SkipperDeclining 48.35 more
Clouded YellowStable 0.33 more
BrimstoneDeclining 35.17 more
Large WhiteStable 116.26 more
Small WhiteDeclining 134.23 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 68.28 more
Orange-tipStable 62.67 more
Purple HairstreakStable 0.59 more
White-letter Hairstreak? 0.23 more
Small CopperDeclining 4 more
Brown Argus?   more
Common BlueStable 7.48 more
Holly BlueStable 1.90 more
White AdmiralDeclining 1.28 more
Red AdmiralStable 8.98 more
Painted LadyStable 2.84 more
Small TortoiseshellDeclining 69.48 more
PeacockDeclining 182.57 more
CommaStable 45.23 more
Pearl-bordered Fritillary? 0.33 more
Silver-washed FritillaryIncreasing 12.70 more
Speckled WoodStable 48.08 more
Wall? 0.28 more
Marbled WhiteDeclining 2.23 more
Grayling? 1 more
GatekeeperDeclining 181.12 more
Meadow BrownStable 68.74 more
Small Heath? 0.16 more
RingletDeclining 135.02 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.