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Arlington Reservoir

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Map of Arlington Reservoir

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County : England(East Sussex)
Gridref : TQ53400740
Year established : 2001
Number of sections : 4
Altitude (m) : 16
Length (m) : 3030
Width (m) : 5
Broad habitat : Dry semi/unimproved (flower rich) neutral grassland
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Essex/Small SkipperStable 57.03 more
Small SkipperStable 15.11 more
Essex Skipper? 1.29 more
Large SkipperStable 16.42 more
Dingy Skipper? 1.15 more
Clouded YellowStable 6.03 more
BrimstoneStable 6.27 more
Large WhiteStable 73.92 more
Small WhiteStable 153.94 more
Green-veined White? 1.01 more
Orange-tipStable 2.59 more
Green Hairstreak? 0.82 more
Small CopperStable 24.19 more
Small Blue? 3.46 more
Brown ArgusStable 0.75 more
Common BlueStable 149.11 more
Chalk Hill Blue? 7.43 more
Adonis Blue? 0.63 more
Holly Blue? 5.21 more
Red AdmiralStable 20.99 more
Painted LadyStable 16.16 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 47.06 more
PeacockStable 37.28 more
CommaIncreasing 16.43 more
Dark Green Fritillary? 1.72 more
Silver-washed Fritillary? 0.19 more
Speckled WoodStable 50 more
WallStable 3.22 more
Marbled WhiteDeclining 145.86 more
Grayling? 1.08 more
GatekeeperDeclining 321.87 more
Meadow BrownStable 501.87 more
Small HeathStable 5.18 more
RingletStable 4.16 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.