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Arnside Knott NT

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Map of Arnside Knott NT

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County : England(Cumbria)
Gridref : SD45507640
Year established : 1991
Number of sections : 12
Altitude (m) : 40
Length (m) : 4700
Width (m) : 10
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 18.62 more
Small SkipperIncreasing 16.99 more
Large SkipperIncreasing 5.52 more
Dingy SkipperIncreasing 3.46 more
Clouded Yellow? 0.05 more
BrimstoneIncreasing 8.17 more
Large WhiteIncreasing 5.75 more
Small WhiteStable 7.33 more
Green-veined WhiteIncreasing 6.87 more
Orange-tip? 0.30 more
Green HairstreakIncreasing 0.48 more
Small Copper? 1 more
Northern Brown ArgusIncreasing 9.57 more
Common BlueIncreasing 10.50 more
Holly BlueStable 0.47 more
Duke of Burgundy? 0.03 more
Red AdmiralStable 2.62 more
Painted LadyStable 3.38 more
Small TortoiseshellIncreasing 8.13 more
PeacockIncreasing 9.70 more
CommaIncreasing 0.94 more
Small Pearl-bordered FritillaryIncreasing 13.17 more
Pearl-bordered FritillaryDeclining 3.66 more
High Brown FritillaryDeclining 97.68 more
Dark Green FritillaryIncreasing 17.17 more
Speckled WoodIncreasing 41.64 more
WallStable 9.86 more
Scotch ArgusStable 465.56 more
GraylingStable 63.82 more
GatekeeperIncreasing 45.60 more
Meadow BrownStable 309.68 more
Small HeathIncreasing 66 more
Ringlet? 2.14 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.