Butterfly First Sightings 2007*

The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species that occured in Warwickshire in 2007.

This data is gathered as each year progresses to provide up-to-date information about butterfly emergence. The data is based on information submitted via our online recording form and is not reviewed retrospectively to include sightings information from other sources.

The list below is in order of reported sighting date, with the latest species on the wing at the top of the list.

**First sighting dates are based on records submitted online. Note that these dates are not updated retrospectively to include records submitted to the branch recorder in other forms. If a species is missing, this is either due to records not being submitted online or because the species was not recorded in our region during that year.

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Annual First Sightings for 2007

Species Date Location Recorder
Essex Skipper 08-07-2007 Ryton Wood Glen Giles
Dark Green Fritillary 08-07-2007 Oxhouse Farm Mike Slater
Silver Washed Fritillary 07-07-2007 Ryton Wood Mike Slater
Gatekeeper 01-07-2007 Ashlawn Cutting NR, Rugby Phill Parr
Purple Emperor 29-06-2007 Ryton Wood Mike Slater
Purple Hairstreak 28-06-2007 Ryton Wood Mike Slater
White Letter Hairstreak 19-06-2007 Ryton Wood Mike Slater
Small Skipper 19-06-2007 Focus Optics Corley John Liggins
Ringlet 09-06-2007 Ryton Wood Mike Slater
Marbled White 08-06-2007 Southam Quarry Mike Slater
White Admiral 06-06-2007 Hay Wood David Brown
Meadow Brown 05-06-2007 Pooley Fields, Polesworth RJ Thomas
Large Skipper 02-06-2007 Baddesley Ensor K & HJ Warmington
Clouded Yellow 29-05-2007 Bishops Hill, Bishops Itchington Chris Rickards
Painted Lady 26-05-2007 North Warwicks Golf Club, Meriden Roy Ledbury
Small Heath 05-05-2007 Baddesley Ensor Keith Warmington
Small Blue 05-05-2007 Bishops Hill G. Clarke
Brown Argus 02-05-2007 Ryton Wood Meadow Reserve J. Liggins / K. Warmington
Dingy Skipper 29-04-2007 Baddesley Ensor Heather Warmington
Common Blue 27-04-2007 Malpass Site, Rugby Phil Parr
Green Hairstreak 27-04-2007 Malpass Site, Rugby Phil Parr
Wall 18-04-2007 Fisher's Mill, Middleton John Harris
Grizzled Skipper 15-04-2007 Fenny Compton Canal Towpath Phil Parr
Small Copper 14-04-2007 Knowle Hill LNR, Kenilworth G. Clarke
Large White 12-04-2007 Hillmorton, Rugby Paul Nicholas
Holly Blue 06-04-2007 Focus Optics, Corley John Liggins
Orange Tip 02-04-2007 Kingsbury Water Park Keith Warmington
Speckled Wood 14-03-2007 Hampton-in-Arden R. Parker
Green Veined White 14-03-2007 Charlecote David Brown
Small White 14-03-2007 Wolston John Rea
Comma 08-03-2007 Fenny Compton Tunnel Phil Parr
Peacock 02-03-2007 Church Lane, Corley John Liggins
Small Tortoiseshell 21-01-2007 Alvecote Pools A. Archer
Red Admiral 19-01-2007 Wolston John Rea
Brimstone 10-01-2007 Claybrookes Marsh Liz Dinsdale