Mayford Heritage Pond


Due to the abundance of flowers present throughout most of the year, the site has a list of 16 butterflies.  All of these are the common everyday species one would expect to find in a grassland setting.  Hopefully one day I might come across a Clouded Yellow feeding on the Black Knapweed

              English Name Scientific name Comments           
  Large White Pieris brassicae Common  
  Small White Artogeia rapae Common  
  Green-veined White Artogeia napi Common  
  Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni Common  
  Orange Tip Anthocharis cardamines Common  
  Peacock Inachis io Common  
  Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae Common  
  Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta Common  
  Comma Polygonia c-album Common  
  Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina Common  
  Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus Common  
  Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas Common  
  Common Blue Polyommatus icarus Common  
  Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus Common  
  Small Skipper Thymelicus flavus Common  
  Large Skipper Ochlodes venatus Common