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Aish Tor

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Map of Aish Tor

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County : England(Devon)
Gridref : SX70407100
Year established : 1993
Number of sections : 12
Altitude (m) : 222
Length (m) : 2100
Width (m) : 10
Broad habitat : Bracken dominated glades or hillsides
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Large Skipper? 0.37 more
Clouded Yellow? 0.49 more
BrimstoneIncreasing 36.35 more
Large WhiteStable 2.20 more
Small WhiteStable 10.70 more
Green-veined White? 3.52 more
Orange-tip? 1.14 more
Green HairstreakStable 10.05 more
Purple Hairstreak? 1.65 more
Small CopperStable 5.41 more
Common Blue? 4.89 more
Holly BlueStable 6.64 more
Red AdmiralStable 4.57 more
Painted Lady? 1.14 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 5.07 more
PeacockStable 8.85 more
CommaStable 1.67 more
Small Pearl-bordered FritillaryStable 86.94 more
Pearl-bordered FritillaryIncreasing 133.40 more
High Brown FritillaryStable 24.93 more
Dark Green FritillaryStable 22.46 more
Silver-washed FritillaryStable 2.65 more
Speckled WoodStable 21.86 more
WallStable 1.59 more
Marbled White? 0.15 more
GraylingStable 6.58 more
GatekeeperStable 327.43 more
Meadow BrownStable 128.69 more
Small HeathStable 60.60 more
RingletStable 1.91 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.