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Map of Ardersier

The map shows you the route that this butterfly transect follows.

County : Scotland(Highland)
Gridref : NH77905580
Year established : 2003
Number of sections : 13
Altitude (m) :
Length (m) : 1975
Width (m) : 5
Broad habitat : 8
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Dingy Skipper? 17.17 more
Large White? 11 more
Small White? 35.84 more
Green-veined White? 44.27 more
Orange-tip? 8.89 more
Small Copper? 6.23 more
Small Blue? 1 more
Common Blue? 46.02 more
Red Admiral? 9.82 more
Painted Lady? 16 more
Small Tortoiseshell? 38 more
Peacock? 29.40 more
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary? 0 more
Dark Green Fritillary? 0.41 more
Speckled Wood? 75.91 more
Scotch Argus? 1 more
Meadow Brown? 143.76 more
Small Heath? 19.45 more
Ringlet? 136 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.