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Records and Recording - First Sightings 2018

The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species known to occur in Warwickshire in 2018 as submitted on the Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire web site reporting page.

These first sightings are gathered as the butterfly season progresses so as to provide up-to-date information about species emergence. They are not reviewed retrospectively by reference to transect data or distribution records and therefore represent what we believed to be the first report of a species at the time rather than a comprehensive analysis of the actual first dates recorded in a particular year.

The butterfly species are listed in order of reported sighting date, with the latest species sighting at the top of the list.
You can also view all of our first sightings data for all butterfly species since 2007.

Date Species Location Observer
27/07/2018 Brown Hairstreak Ryton Meadows Ivor Davies & Helen Burne
15/07/2018 Clouded Yellow Salford Priors Jonathan Bowley
27/06/2018 Essex Skipper Warwick John Clift
26/06/2018 Gatekeeper Abbey Farm Wolvey Jonathan Slee
22/06/2018 Purple Emperor Oversley Wood Mike Slater
19/06/2018 White-letter Hairstreak Ryton Wood Mike Slater
18/06/2018 Silver-washed Fritillary Wappenbury Wood Maureen Southgate
17/06/2018 Purple Hairstreak Ryton Meadows Mark Searle
15/06/2018 Small Skipper Brook Meadow Jonathan Bowley
15/06/2018 White Admiral Wappenbury Wood Terry Southgate
11/06/2018 Dark Green Fritillary Fossedene Manor Mike Slater
11/06/2018 Marbled White Southam Bypass North Mike Slater
09/06/2018 Ringlet Stockton Cutting Mike Slater
02/06/2018 Meadow Brown Paget's Pool Ivor Davies
22/05/2018 Brown Argus Long Itchington Cutting Ivor Davies
20/05/2018 Painted Lady Grendon/Fenny Compton K Warmington/M Slater
19/05/2018 Small Heath Kingsbury Colliery Spoilheap K & HJ Warmington
19/05/2018 Wood White Ryton Wood Mike Slater
18/05/2018 Large Skipper Ettington Cutting Richard Lamb
15/05/2018 Common Blue Cladswell Mark & Mary Preston
14/05/2018 Small Copper Sutton Coldfield Robert Pugh
12/05/2018 Small Blue Southam Bypass North Mike Slater
07/05/2018 Dingy Skipper Southam Bypass North Mike Slater
04/05/2018 Grizzled Skipper Honeybourne Richard Lamb
26/04/2018 Green Hairstreak Ryton Meadows M. Slater/I. Davies
18/04/2018 Green-veined White Kenilworth Glyn Clarke
18/04/2018 Orange-tip Ashlawn Cutting, Coombe Abbey, Phil Parr, Rob Adams, Gly
14/04/2018 Speckled Wood Sutton Coldfield Sue Walker
07/04/2018 Holly Blue Bidford on Avon Ann Hand
05/04/2018 Small White Coventry Paul Cashmore
13/03/2018 Large White Fen End Jo And Pete Hamer
11/03/2018 Comma Jephson Gardens, Leamington Sp Stephen Howarth
11/03/2018 Peacock GU Canal between Saltisford an Neil Payne
28/01/2018 Brimstone Idlicote Jonathan Bowley
28/01/2018 Small Tortoiseshell Clifton Road allotments Ian Martindale
10/01/2018 Red Admiral Bermuda Park, Nuneaton Tim Dray

Online Butterfly and Day-flying Moth Recording System

Use our online recording system to submit your sightings of butterflies and day-flying moths in Warwickshire.

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2019 First Sightings
2007 to 2019 First Sightings