Butterfly species list

The abundance measure is from butterfly walks round campus between 1990-1995. Rare = 0-9, Occasional = 10-49, Frequent = 50-199, Common = 200+ sightings. Abundance of each species varies during the year and from year to year. Some species can also form very localised distributions for example there were several Painted Ladies in the bushes outside the Venables building but they were not seen at all on the standardised walks.
SpeciesAbundance
Small SkipperFrequent
Essex SkipperOccasional
Large SkipperOccasional
BrimstoneOccasional
Large WhiteCommon
Small WhiteCommon
Green-veined WhiteCommon
Orange TipFrequent
Small CopperRare
Brown ArgusRare
Common BlueFrequent
Holly BlueOccasional
Red AdmiralOccasional
Painted LadyRare
Small TortoishellFrequent
PeacockFrequent
CommaOccasional
Speckled WoodCommon
WallOccasional
GatekeeperCommon
Meadow BrownCommon
RingletRare
Small HeathRare

Thanks to John Murray for providing the information on butterfly species.

Contact email

M.E.Dodd@open.ac.uk

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