Butterfly First Sightings 2014*

The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species that occured in Warwickshire in 2014.

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 2014

Species Date Location Recorder
Essex Skipper 29-06-2014 Salford Priors Jonathan Bowley
Purple Hairstreak 29-06-2014 Ryton Wood Mike Slater
Purple Emperor 21-06-2014 Oversley Wood Lloyd Evans
White Letter Hairstreak 21-06-2014 Oversley Wood Lloyd Evans
Silver Washed Fritillary 21-06-2014 Oversley Wood Lloyd Evans
Gatekeeper 18-06-2014 Tasker's Meadow, Stockton Jonathan Bowley
White Admiral 15-06-2014 Ryton Wood Julian Lloyd
Dark Green Fritillary 13-06-2014 Harbury Spoilbank (Transect) Rosemary & Mike Hill
Marbled White 13-06-2014 B4035 Knowlands Farm Mike Slater
Clouded Yellow 10-06-2014 Draycote Water Ian Martindale
Ringlet 09-06-2014 Ashlawn Cutting Phil Parr
Meadow Brown 08-06-2014 Spernal / Ashlawn Geoff Thompson / Phil Parr
Small Skipper 07-06-2014 Notcutts, Monkspath Brian Sherwin
Large Skipper 29-05-2014 Ryton Wood Meadow Mike Slater
Wood White 16-05-2014 Ryton Wood Ian Gray
Small Heath 15-05-2014 Purley Quarry K & H Warmington
Brown Argus 12-05-2014 Bishops Hill Nigel Kiteley
Small Blue 06-05-2014 Southam Bypass North Mike Slater
Common Blue 05-05-2014 Draycote Sustrans Steve Batt
Small Copper 03-05-2014 Draycote Meadow Steve Batt
Dingy Skipper 30-04-2014 Mancetter Quarry John Harris
Green Hairstreak 24-04-2014 Ryton Wood Meadows Reserve M. Slater, M. Shepherd, J. Carter
Grizzled Skipper 16-04-2014 Cuttle Pool NR Jo & Peter Hamer
Painted Lady 15-04-2014 Priory Fields NR Gillian Thompson
Speckled Wood 09-04-2014 Ashlawn Cutting Phil Parr / Steve Batt
Large White 08-04-2014 Alcester Mary Lindsey
Orange Tip 29-03-2014 Fenny Compton Tunnel bank Nigel Kiteley
Holly Blue 29-03-2014 Warwick Julian Lloyd
Green Veined White 29-03-2014 Solihull garden Neil Freeman
Small White 11-03-2014 Wolston John Rea
Comma 01-03-2014 Warwick Julian Lloyd
Brimstone 16-02-2014 Pillerton Priors, Ashlawn Cutting, Bishops Hill J. Carter, S. Batt & P. Parr, M. Kennard
Red Admiral 16-02-2014 Warwick John Clift
Small Tortoiseshell 19-01-2014 Dunn Cow, Dunchurch Mike Slater
Peacock 02-01-2014 Earlsdon Rosemary Gilmore