Great Breach and Copley Woods

Infobox SSSI


name=Great Breach and Copley Woods
aos=Somerset
interest=Biological
gridref=gbmappingsmall|ST500320
area=64.8 hectare (160 acre)
notifydate=1972

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Great Breach and Copley Woods (gbmapping|ST500320) is a 64.8 hectare (160 acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest 1 km south of Compton Dundon and 5 km south-east of Street in Somerset, England, notified in 1972. This is a Nature Conservation Review Woodland Site, owned and managed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust. The site consists of ancient and semi-natural broadleaved woodland. Two woodland types with a restricted distribution in Britain occur and the site supports a locally important invertebrate fauna. Additional interest lies in the fungi of which 470 species have been recorded. 29 resident breeding species of butterfly have been recorded. The notable Duke of Burgundy ("Hamearis lucina") is of particular interest. Moths are well represented and include the nationally rare Ethmia terminella and Dystebenna stephensi. Three nationally rare species of Hoverfly: Cheilosia carbonaria, Xylota abiens and X. xanthocnema are also present. [cite web | title=Great Breach and Copley Woods | work=English Nature | url=http://www.english-nature.org.uk/citation/citation_photo/1000133.pdf | accessdate=2006-08-12]

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External links

* [http://www.somersetwildlife.org/reserve_6.php Great Breach Wood from Somerset Wildlife Trust]


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