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Somerford Common extended

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Map of Somerford Common extended

The map shows you the route that this butterfly transect follows.

County : England(Wiltshire)
Gridref : SU02506850
Year established : 1989
Number of sections :
Altitude (m) : 107
Length (m) : 2641
Width (m) :
Broad habitat : Mature mixed broadleaved and coniferous woodland
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Small SkipperDeclining 138.81 more
Large SkipperStable 47.58 more
Dingy SkipperStable 0.99 more
Grizzled SkipperStable 31.56 more
Clouded Yellow? 0.69 more
BrimstoneStable 50.39 more
Large WhiteStable 34.98 more
Small WhiteStable 26.04 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 69.74 more
Orange-tipStable 11.16 more
Brown Hairstreak? 0.28 more
Purple HairstreakStable 1.20 more
Small CopperStable 27.22 more
Brown Argus? 1.11 more
Common BlueStable 29.82 more
Holly BlueStable 1.83 more
Duke of BurgundyDeclining 2.46 more
White AdmiralStable 10.64 more
Red AdmiralStable 20.61 more
Painted LadyStable 4.56 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 43.74 more
PeacockStable 209.47 more
CommaStable 25.58 more
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary? 0.35 more
Pearl-bordered FritillaryDeclining 3.46 more
Dark Green Fritillary? 0.60 more
Silver-washed FritillaryStable 12.12 more
Marsh FritillaryStable 2.81 more
Speckled WoodStable 159.67 more
Marbled WhiteStable 53.86 more
GatekeeperStable 267.86 more
Meadow BrownStable 635.54 more
Small HeathStable 10.86 more
RingletStable 338.98 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.

Links to counts


The UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme is organized and funded by Butterfly Conservation (BC), the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC). The UKBMS is indebted to all volunteers who contribute data to the scheme.