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Aston Rowant (N)

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Map of Aston Rowant (N)

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County : England(Oxfordshire)
Gridref : SU730960
Year established : 1976
Number of sections : 10
Altitude (m) :
Length (m) : 3400
Width (m) : -1
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 111.98 more
Small SkipperStable 96.29 more
Essex SkipperStable 1.82 more
Silver-spotted SkipperIncreasing 20.76 more
Large SkipperStable 14.19 more
Dingy SkipperStable 5.48 more
Grizzled SkipperDeclining 3.29 more
Clouded YellowIncreasing 0.31 more
BrimstoneStable 64.28 more
Large WhiteStable 48.68 more
Small WhiteStable 105.59 more
Green-veined WhiteStable 24.12 more
Orange-tipStable 9.76 more
Green HairstreakStable 5.78 more
Purple Hairstreak? 0.06 more
Small CopperStable 20.08 more
Small Blue?   more
Brown ArgusStable 34.17 more
Common BlueStable 120.80 more
Chalk Hill BlueIncreasing 63.93 more
Adonis Blue? 15.32 more
Holly BlueStable 2.64 more
Red AdmiralStable 4.20 more
Painted LadyIncreasing 1.19 more
Small TortoiseshellDeclining 23.54 more
PeacockStable 23.87 more
CommaStable 2.24 more
Dark Green FritillaryIncreasing 1.38 more
Silver-washed Fritillary? 0.08 more
Speckled WoodStable 68.02 more
WallDeclining 2.58 more
Marbled WhiteIncreasing 96.09 more
GatekeeperStable 73.85 more
Meadow BrownStable 677.99 more
Small HeathDeclining 196.28 more
RingletIncreasing 38.97 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.