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Barbury Castle

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County : England(Swindon)
Gridref : SU14907630
Year established : 0
Number of sections : 6
Altitude (m) :
Length (m) : 1000
Width (m) : 0
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 209.21 more
Small SkipperDeclining 9.71 more
Essex SkipperDeclining 16.08 more
Large SkipperStable 96.98 more
Dingy SkipperStable 3.91 more
Grizzled Skipper? 2.87 more
Clouded Yellow? 1.59 more
BrimstoneStable 3.30 more
Large WhiteStable 57.64 more
Small WhiteStable 49.41 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 136.99 more
Orange-tip? 0.19 more
Green Hairstreak? 0.29 more
Small CopperDeclining 60.69 more
Small BlueStable 5.81 more
Brown ArgusStable 132.08 more
Common BlueStable 432.35 more
Chalk Hill BlueStable 228.87 more
Adonis BlueStable 142.80 more
Holly Blue? 0.52 more
Duke of Burgundy? 0 more
Red AdmiralDeclining 18.93 more
Painted LadyStable 12.26 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 218.18 more
PeacockStable 70 more
Comma? 0.70 more
Dark Green Fritillary? 0.79 more
Marsh FritillaryDeclining 21.85 more
Speckled Wood? 1.10 more
Wall? 0.92 more
Marbled WhiteStable 526.72 more
GatekeeperStable 142.03 more
Meadow BrownStable 1467.36 more
Small HeathStable 341.24 more
RingletStable 565.25 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.