ASSYNT BUTTERFLY DISTRIBUTION MAPS

August 12th 2020

Assynt Wildlife Mapping Project

This Project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage

Assynt Butterfly Distribution Maps

The Assynt Wildlife Mapping Project (2020), which commenced on 9th July 2020, formed part of the successful bid by the Field Club to the Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Partnership and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage. The project end date is 31st December 2020.

The full bid included proposals to: upgrade our existing website, which was launched in 2009; make more raw data regarding Assynt’s wildlife available in one location; encourage more contributions of records, then this final part is to produce maps showing the distribution of many of our species.

These butterfly distribution maps will not only help illustrate where certain species occur, but just as importantly where they seem to be missing.

Common Blue Polyommatus icarus

Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja

Grayling Hipparchia semele

Green-veined White Pieris napi

Large Heath Coenonympha tullia

Large White Pieris brassicae

Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina

Orange Tip Anthocharis cardamines

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Peacock Aglais io

Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta

Scotch Argus Erebia aethiops

Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas

Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene

Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae

Small White Pieris rapae

Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria

The above maps are current as of the end of 2019, but will be updated at the same time as the annual update of the Wildlife Records Digitisation Project spreadsheets.

 

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Recent Sightings

Goldeneye

Pair of birds, Loch Assynt, opposite Bad nam Carbad. (Ian Evans and Gwen Richards) (12/01)

Otter

Two animals observed playing and feeding for c.20 minutes, Loch Inver (Dave McBain) (12/01)

Goldcrest

Two birds foraging on the ground, Culag Woods (DAH) (12/01)

Treecreeper

Single bird foraging, Culag Woods (DAH) (12/01)

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Single bird heard calling, Culag Woods (DAH) (12/01)

Long-tailed Tit

Eight birds visiting Lochinver garden feeders since 1st January (Jane Young) (08/01)

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Single bird calling from top of larch tree, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (07/01)

Little Grebe

Single bird, Lochan na Leobaig near Oldany (Carol Langford) (06/01)

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