Pamphill Moor

Boardwalk going along the edge of a rough field
Part of Pamphill. Photo: Bobby Knowles

Guide to this top Dorset butterfly site, including: location, description, species of interest and photo gallery.

Swallowtail sighting

A Swallowtail has been reported on Pamphill Moor (ST995006) – seen on 31 May from 12.00-12.15pm. As our native Swallowtail (papilio machaon britannicus) has been shown by research to never ‘migrate’ out of Norfolk, this has to be either a continental Swallowtail (papilio machaon gorganus) or a butterfly released by someone who has bred it.Read more…