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Wadswick Common

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Map of Wadswick Common

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County : England(Wiltshire)
Gridref : ST83706770
Year established : 2004
Number of sections : 5
Altitude (m) :
Length (m) : 700
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 
Small SkipperStable 97.25 more
Essex Skipper? 5.46 more
Large SkipperStable 11.24 more
Dingy SkipperStable 16.07 more
Clouded Yellow? 0.91 more
Brimstone? 3.28 more
Large WhiteStable 33.10 more
Small WhiteStable 59.94 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 19.76 more
Orange-tip? 7.24 more
White-letter Hairstreak? 0.15 more
Small CopperStable 6.35 more
Small Blue? 0.12 more
Brown Argus? 11.03 more
Common Blue? 63.06 more
Chalk Hill BlueStable 48.70 more
Adonis Blue? 2.03 more
Holly Blue? 4.01 more
Red Admiral? 5.03 more
Painted Lady? 1.51 more
Small Tortoiseshell? 15.52 more
PeacockStable 8.34 more
Comma? 1.57 more
Dark Green FritillaryStable 13.20 more
Silver-washed Fritillary? 0.59 more
Marsh Fritillary? 12.67 more
Speckled WoodStable 23.70 more
Marbled WhiteStable 360.43 more
Gatekeeper? 152.26 more
Meadow BrownStable 416.06 more
Small Heath? 1.07 more
RingletStable 132.90 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 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.