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Aston Clinton Ragpits

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Map of Aston Clinton Ragpits

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County : England(Buckinghamshire)
Gridref : SP88801080
Year established : 2001
Number of sections : 2
Altitude (m) : 169
Length (m) : 900
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 
Essex/Small SkipperStable 31.15 more
Small SkipperDeclining 11.96 more
Essex SkipperDeclining 2.30 more
Large SkipperStable 12.32 more
Dingy SkipperStable 18.10 more
Grizzled Skipper? 0.26 more
Clouded Yellow? 0.13 more
BrimstoneStable 41.29 more
Large WhiteStable 9.22 more
Small WhiteStable 15.03 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 12.58 more
Orange-tipStable 1.18 more
Green HairstreakStable 1.68 more
Small CopperStable 2.19 more
Small Blue? 0 more
Brown ArgusStable 2.40 more
Common BlueStable 123.70 more
Chalk Hill BlueDeclining 29.18 more
Holly BlueStable 3.38 more
Duke of Burgundy? 0.41 more
Red AdmiralStable 4.10 more
Painted LadyStable 2.38 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 5.27 more
PeacockStable 26.16 more
CommaIncreasing 2.40 more
Dark Green FritillaryStable 0.65 more
Silver-washed FritillaryStable 1.03 more
Speckled WoodStable 15.36 more
Wall? 0.11 more
Marbled WhiteStable 144.55 more
GatekeeperStable 44.23 more
Meadow BrownStable 67.49 more
Small HeathDeclining 1.82 more
RingletStable 115.57 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.