Butterfly First Sightings 2013*

The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species that occured in Warwickshire in 2013.

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 2013

Species Date Location Recorder
Brown Hairstreak 27-08-2013 Ryton Pools Country Park Gillian Thompson
Clouded Yellow 26-07-2013 High Street, Leamington Spa Dennis Mcwilliams
Small Skipper 16-07-2013 Abbey Park, Stareton Debbie Cheshire
Essex Skipper 13-07-2013 A423 Ryton Lodge Mike Slater
White Letter Hairstreak 12-07-2013 Ryton Wood Mike Slater
Purple Hairstreak 12-07-2013 Ryton Wood Mike Slater
Gatekeeper 12-07-2013 Mancetter Coventry Canal / Ryton Wood Meadows Andy Barnsley / Mike Slater
Purple Emperor 10-07-2013 Oversley Wood James Kerr
Silver Washed Fritillary 08-07-2013 Ryton Wood Mike Slater
White Admiral 05-07-2013 Ryton Wood Mike Slater
Marbled White 03-07-2013 Stamford Hall Mike Slater
Dark Green Fritillary 01-07-2013 Harbury Spoilbank South Steve Batt
Large Skipper 01-07-2013 Stretton under Fosse Jonathan Wallace
Meadow Brown 29-06-2013 Temple Balsall Churchyard Adrian Smith
Ringlet 29-06-2013 Priors Hardwick Peter Hanson
Wood White 14-06-2013 Ryton Wood Mike Slater
Brown Argus 27-05-2013 Bishops Hill, Bishops Itchington Dave Hutton
Small Heath 27-05-2013 Lea Marston John Hoyle
Common Blue 26-05-2013 Bishops Hill, Bishops Itchington Neil Freeman
Small Copper 25-05-2013 Mancetter Quarry Andy Barnsley)
Small Blue 19-05-2013 Southam Bypass North Mike Slater
Dingy Skipper 07-05-2013 Harbury Spolibank South John Carter
Grizzled Skipper 02-05-2013 Harbury Spoilbank South Gillian Thompson
Green Hairstreak 01-05-2013 Ryton Wood Meadows Mike Slater
Painted Lady 01-05-2013 Nunley Farm Jo and Pete Hamer
Orange Tip 20-04-2013 Frankton Wood / The Runghills, Leamington Spa Mike Slater / Graham Thompson
Holly Blue 20-04-2013 Warwick Stan Taylor
Green Veined White 15-04-2013 Styvechale, Coventr Paul Cashmore
Large White 03-04-2013 3 Horseshoes Pub, Dunchurch. Diane Slater via Mike Slater
Small White 31-03-2013 Fen End Jo Hamer
Comma 05-03-2013 Fenny Compton - Brandon Marsh NR - Studley Common NR Jonathan Bowley - Rob Adams, Alvin Burton, Steve Cheshire - Robin Jarman
Red Admiral 05-03-2013 Knightcote Martin Chapman
Small Tortoiseshell 02-03-2013 Hartshill Hayes John Harris
Speckled Wood 03-01-2013 Warwick Stan Taylor
Brimstone 03-01-2013 Monks Drive Studley Robin Jarman
Peacock 03-01-2013 Dosthill Lake John Harris