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.