Butterfly survey

'dynamic, nature' - By fosh_admin on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 17:41

Judith Gallimore has done a survey of butterflies in the wood.   The results are in this spreadsheet.  Judith went to Sharphill Wood on five occasions in the summer of 2008 and found 108 butterflies of 18 species.

(Photograph from www.moorhen.me.uk )

SHARPHILL WOOD
BUTTERFLY SURVEYING 2008
05-Jun 29/6** 01-Jul 21-Jul 28-Aug Totals
Large White Pieris brassicae 1 11 2 14
Small White Pieris rapae 1 1 8 3 13
Green-veined White Pieris napi 4 1 5
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae 1 6 7
Comma Polygonia c-album 2 1 3
Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus 2 17 3 22
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina 1 5 10 16
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus 13 13
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria 2 3 5
Skipper spp.
1 1
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta 0
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas 0
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus 0
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus 3 3
Peacock Inachis io 1 1


Total Butterflies 2 4 26 57 14 103
** walk aborted due to high winds

 

05-Jun 29/6** 01-Jul 21-Jul 28-Aug Totals
Large White Pieris brassicae 1 5 2 8
Small White Pieris rapae 1 3 2 6
Green-veined White Pieris napi 1 1 2
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae 1 6 7
Comma Polygonia c-album 2 1 3
Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus 2 9 3 14
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina 1 2 10 13
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus 13 13
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria 2 3 5
Skipper sp
0
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta 0
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas 0
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus 0
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus 3 3
Peacock Inachis io 1 1
Small Tortoiseshell mainly on field scabious in field margin (21/6)
External to wood. SK58623454 to SK 58573446 (from end wood to fence before A52)
05-Jun 29/6** 01-Jul 21-Jul 28-Aug Totals
Large White Pieris brassicae 1 2 2 5
Small White Pieris rapae 4 4
Green-veined White Pieris napi 1 1
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae 1 1
Comma Polygonia c-album 0
Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus 3 8 3 14
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina 3 7 10
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus 6 6
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria 1 1 2
Skipper sp
1 1
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta 0
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas 0
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus 0
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus 2 2
Peacock Inachis io 0
** 29/06/08 Walk aborted due to deteriorating weather
Picture by Alias www.moorhen.me.uk