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Askham Bog

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Map of Askham Bog

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


County : England(Yorkshire)
Gridref : SE572482
Year established : 2011
Number of sections : 8
Altitude (m) :
Length (m) :
Width (m) : -1
Broad habitat : -1
The following species have been recorded on this site:
SpeciesStatusColonised / ExtinctMean Count 
Essex/Small Skipper? 11 more
Small Skipper? 11 more
Large Skipper? 77 more
Brimstone? 74 more
Large White? 60 more
Small White? 179 more
Green-veined White? 277 more
Orange-tip? 72 more
Small Copper? 2 more
Brown Argus? 1 more
Common Blue? 16 more
Holly Blue? 2 more
Red Admiral? 14 more
Small Tortoiseshell? 12 more
Peacock? 47 more
Comma? 15 more
Speckled Wood? 87 more
Gatekeeper? 97 more
Meadow Brown? 37 more
Ringlet? 366 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.

Links to counts

2011,2016


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.