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Bentley Wood - Frenchmoor

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Map of Bentley Wood - Frenchmoor

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County : England(Wiltshire)
Gridref : SU27502850
Year established : 2002
Number of sections : 7
Altitude (m) : 63
Length (m) : 1620
Width (m) : 5
Broad habitat : Mature broadleaved woodland
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Essex/Small Skipper? 13.46 more
Small Skipper? 9.90 more
Essex Skipper? 1 more
Large SkipperStable 8.49 more
Clouded Yellow?   more
BrimstoneStable 20.32 more
Large White? 6.09 more
Small White? 35.98 more
Green-veined White? 12.91 more
Orange-tipStable 3.43 more
Common Blue? 2.63 more
Holly Blue? 1.76 more
White AdmiralStable 6.25 more
Purple Emperor? 0 more
Red AdmiralStable 4.73 more
Painted Lady? 3.85 more
Small Tortoiseshell? 1.21 more
Peacock? 15.23 more
Comma? 5.36 more
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary?   more
Pearl-bordered Fritillary? 1 more
Silver-washed Fritillary? 96.72 more
Speckled Wood? 100.69 more
Marbled WhiteStable 5.96 more
Gatekeeper? 114.33 more
Meadow BrownStable 237.99 more
RingletStable 141.95 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.