The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species that occured in Warwickshire in 2017.
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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|Clouded Yellow||15-08-2017||Brandon Marsh||Steve Cheshire|
|Brown Hairstreak||10-08-2017||Ryton Wood Meadow||Ivor Davies|
|Gatekeeper||24-06-2017||Cuttlebrook NR||Jo & Pete Hamer|
|Essex Skipper||22-06-2017||Plantsbrook NR||Michael Darlow|
|Purple Emperor||19-06-2017||Oversley Wood||John Carter/Keith Fletcher|
|White Letter Hairstreak||18-06-2017||Cuttlebrook Pool NR/Ryton Wood||Adrian Smith/Mike Slater|
|Purple Hairstreak||17-06-2017||Wappenbury Wood||P Cashmore/D Woodward/D Cox|
|White Admiral||15-06-2017||Ryton Wood||Mike Slater|
|Silver Washed Fritillary||14-06-2017||Oversley Wood||John Carter|
|Dark Green Fritillary||14-06-2017||Fossedene Manor||Mike Slater et al.|
|Small Skipper||14-06-2017||Mancetter||John Harris|
|Ringlet||09-06-2017||Black Bank Meadow||Eleanor Sutton|
|Marbled White||07-06-2017||Studley Common NR||Robin Jarman|
|Meadow Brown||01-06-2017||Stockton||Glyn Clarke|
|Large Skipper||24-05-2017||Nolans Wood||Mike Slater|
|Brown Argus||22-05-2017||Stockton Cutting||Steve Batt|
|Wood White||21-05-2017||Ryton Wood Meadows||Mike Slater|
|Small Heath||07-05-2017||Kingsbury/Bubbenhall||Andy Barnsley/Richard Webb|
|Common Blue||06-05-2017||Fenny Compton Tunnels||Lin Chapman|
|Small Blue||04-05-2017||Southam Bypass North||Mike Slater|
|Grizzled Skipper||22-04-2017||Bishop's Hill||Martin Kennard|
|Dingy Skipper||20-04-2017||Bishops Bowl||Mike Slater|
|Green Hairstreak||15-04-2017||Ryton Wood Meadow||Mike Slater|
|Holly Blue||02-04-2017||Leamington Spa & Bedwort||R. Dinsdale, I. Gray & E. Sutton|
|Small Copper||02-04-2017||Bedworth||Eleanor Sutton|
|Small White||02-04-2017||Weddington, Nuneaton / The Nook, Bedworth||Alvin Burton / Eleanor Sutton|
|Green Veined White||01-04-2017||Temple Balsall Churchyard||Adrian Smith|
|Orange Tip||30-03-2017||Fenny Compton Tunnel Bank||Nigel Kitely|
|Speckled Wood||26-03-2017||Kenilworth||Keith Deane|
|Painted Lady||15-03-2017||Packwood||Adrian Smith|
|Large White||15-03-2017||Bidford on Avon||Ann Hand|
|Comma||06-03-2017||Ryton Wood Meadows||M. Slater|
|Red Admiral||07-02-2017||The Raywoods, Nuneaton||J Liggins & A Burton|
|Brimstone||24-01-2017||Bishop's Bowl||M. Slater|
|Small Tortoiseshell||01-01-2017||Hampton Lucy Church||John Carter|