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Aston Rowant (S)

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Map of Aston Rowant (S)

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County : England(Oxfordshire)
Gridref : SU720960
Year established : 1976
Number of sections : 10
Altitude (m) :
Length (m) : 2367
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 SkipperDeclining 110.60 more
Small SkipperDeclining 90.03 more
Essex SkipperDeclining 4.11 more
Silver-spotted SkipperIncreasing 28.14 more
Large SkipperIncreasing 24.83 more
Dingy SkipperStable 19.24 more
Grizzled SkipperStable 9.35 more
Clouded YellowIncreasing 0.39 more
BrimstoneStable 43.95 more
Large WhiteStable 17.40 more
Small WhiteStable 48.70 more
Green-veined WhiteDeclining 24.29 more
Orange-tipStable 1.11 more
Green HairstreakStable 4.04 more
Brown Hairstreak? 0.15 more
Purple Hairstreak? 0.09 more
Small CopperStable 5.95 more
Small Blue? 0.11 more
Brown ArgusIncreasing 8.94 more
Common BlueStable 199.56 more
Chalk Hill BlueIncreasing 32.58 more
Holly BlueStable 0.35 more
Red AdmiralIncreasing 2.17 more
Painted LadyIncreasing 0.72 more
Small TortoiseshellStable 19.44 more
PeacockStable 21.06 more
CommaStable 1.88 more
High Brown Fritillary? 0 more
Dark Green FritillaryStable 5.94 more
Silver-washed Fritillary? 0.41 more
Speckled WoodStable 36.20 more
WallDeclining 2.37 more
Marbled WhiteStable 151.21 more
GatekeeperIncreasing 49.41 more
Meadow BrownStable 909.23 more
Small HeathStable 202.28 more
RingletIncreasing 54.72 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.