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DAGNAM PARK MAP NOAK HILL MAP

Dagnam Park's recorded butterflies.

Below the list are representative photos, all taken in Dagnam Park, in alphabetical order. If they are not credited otherwise they were taken by Don Tait.

Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)
Brown Argus (Aricia agestis)
Clouded Yellow (Colias crocea)
Comma (Polygonia c-album)
Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)
Essex Skipper. (Thymelicus lineola)
Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus)
Green-veined White (Artogeia napi)
Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus)
Large Skipper (Ochlodes venatus)
Large White (Pieris brassicae)
Marbled White (Melanargia galathea)
Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina)
Orange Tip (Anthocharis cardamines)

Painted Lady (Cynthia cardui)
Peacock (Inachis io)
Purple Hairstreak (Quercusia quercus)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)
Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia)
Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas)
Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus)
Small Skipper (Thymelicus flavus)
Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
Small White (Artogeia rapae)
Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria)
Wall Brown (Lasiommata megera) (last recorded in 1994)
White-letter Hairstreak (Strymonidia w-album)

COMMA

COMMA

COMMON BLUE (upper, Don Tait, lower Dave Sampson)

ESSEX SKIPPER

 

 

GATEKEEPER

GREEN VEINED WHITE

 

GATEKEEPER (Alan Shearman)

HOLLY BLUE

 

MEADOW BROWN

MEADOW BROWN

ORANGE TIP (underside)

PAINTED LADY (Chris Brundle)

   

PEACOCK

PURPLE HAIRSTREAK

PEACOCK

WALL BROWN

In the 60s and 70s the Wall was quite a common butterfly in Dagnam park. From the 80s on numbers declined across the whole of southern England. It was last seen in Dagnam Park in 1994. This poor image was taken near the Priory in 1974. In Essex it is hanging on (2020) in a few coastal sites but numbers are very low. Hopefully one day it will return.

RED ADMIRAL

RINGLET

 

SMALL HEATH

SMALL TORTOISESHELL

SMALL TORTOISSHELL (Alex Hickman)

SMALL COPPERS Mating (Dave Sampson)

SPECKLED WOOD

 

WHITE LETTER HAIRSTREAK