Butterfly First Sightings 2011*

The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species that occured in Warwickshire in 2011.

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 2011

Species Date Location Recorder
Brown Hairstreak 20-07-2011 Ryton Wood Meadows BC Reserve Steve Batt
Clouded Yellow 14-07-2011 Broadwell Graham Hailstone
Essex Skipper 04-07-2011 Oxhouse Farm Heather & Keith Warmington
Gatekeeper 29-06-2011 Snitterfield Bushes Brian Kilby
Purple Emperor 26-06-2011 Oversley Wood Neil Freeman / John Carter / Gillian Thompson
White Letter Hairstreak 22-06-2011 Elliot's Field Canal Embankment, Rugby Phil Parr
White Admiral 16-06-2011 Weethley Wood Brian Laney
Silver Washed Fritillary 16-06-2011 West Grove Wood Brian Laney
Purple Hairstreak 14-06-2011 Weddington Disused Railway Andy Barnsley
Marbled White 11-06-2011 Bishops Hill / Ashlawn Cutting Rugby Mike Slater / Phil Parr
Dark Green Fritillary 10-06-2011 Oxhouse Farm Brian Kilby
Ringlet 06-06-2011 Alcester LNR John Hoyle
Small Skipper 04-06-2011 (Private Site) Nick Trotman
Meadow Brown 02-06-2011 Shadowbrook Meadows / Field NW of Studley Common NR / Ryton Wood Neil Freeman / Robin Jarman / Mike Slater
Large Skipper 16-05-2011 Baddesley Spoilheap Heather & Keith Warmington
Wood White 30-04-2011 Ryton Wood Mike Slater
Common Blue 28-04-2011 Long Marston Railway Sidings Mike Slater
Brown Argus 25-04-2011 Hillmorton, Rugby / Ryton Wood Meadow Paul Nicholas / Mike Slater
Small Blue 25-04-2011 Stockton Cutting Brian Sherwin
Small Heath 22-04-2011 Bishops Hill Martin Kennard
Green Hairstreak 17-04-2011 Malpass South Phil Parr
Dingy Skipper 17-04-2011 Fenny Compton Canal Bank Martyn Adkins
Painted Lady 14-04-2011 Ryton Wood Meadows BC Reserve Brian Kilby
Grizzled Skipper 11-04-2011 Harbury Spoilbank South SSSI Gillian Thompson
Green Veined White 06-04-2011 Priory Fields, Yardley Wood / Hartshill Hayes Gillian Thompson / John Harris
Speckled Wood 06-04-2011 Garden CV37 7JJ Martin Dyer
Holly Blue 03-04-2011 Oversley Wood Debbie Cheshire
Small Copper 28-03-2011 Garden/Field Peacock House, Oxhill Grenville Moore
Red Admiral 28-03-2011 Garden/Field Peacock House, Oxhill Grenville Moore
Small White 23-03-2011 Harbury Spoilbank North Mike Slater
Orange Tip 23-03-2011 Ladywalk NR Keith Warmington & Ron Thomas
Large White 19-03-2011 Mancetter Andy Barnsley
Comma 25-02-2011 Shrubs Wood Mike Slater
Brimstone 14-02-2011 Harbury Spoilbank South SSSI Steven Cheshire and Keith Warmington
Small Tortoiseshell 11-02-2011 Weddington Disused Railway Andy Barnsley
Peacock 08-02-2011 Ryton Wood Meadows BC Reserve Terry Southgate