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White Sheet Hill Quarry (NT)

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Map of White Sheet Hill Quarry (NT)

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County : England(Wiltshire)
Gridref : ST79903510
Year established : 1999
Number of sections : 8
Altitude (m) : 167
Length (m) : 1100
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 SkipperStable 6.10 more
Small SkipperStable 7.03 more
Large SkipperStable 7.05 more
Dingy SkipperStable 12.24 more
Grizzled SkipperStable 6.32 more
Clouded Yellow? 1.71 more
BrimstoneStable 7.35 more
Large WhiteStable 62.72 more
Small WhiteStable 84.74 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 19.73 more
Orange-tipIncreasing 4.47 more
Green HairstreakStable 2.02 more
Small CopperStable 5.53 more
Small Blue? 2.36 more
Brown ArgusStable 7.45 more
Common BlueStable 33.97 more
Chalk Hill BlueDeclining 3.32 more
Adonis BlueStable 26.53 more
Holly BlueStable 1.03 more
Red AdmiralStable 4.74 more
Painted LadyStable 2.51 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 15.79 more
PeacockStable 3.72 more
Comma? 0.89 more
Dark Green Fritillary?   more
Marsh FritillaryStable 8.91 more
Speckled WoodStable 5.90 more
WallStable 1.14 more
Marbled WhiteStable 120.24 more
Grayling? 1.22 more
GatekeeperDeclining 32.53 more
Meadow BrownDeclining 317.54 more
Small HeathStable 138.52 more
RingletStable 79.96 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.