Butterfly First Sightings 2019*

The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species that occured in Warwickshire in 2019.

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 2019

Species Date Location Recorder
Brown Hairstreak 24-07-2019 Ryton Wood Meadows Steve Stroud
Essex Skipper 02-07-2019 Brandon Marsh Eleanor Sutton
Gatekeeper 30-06-2019 Barford Alison Booth
Purple Emperor 28-06-2019 Oversley Wood Richard Lamb
Clouded Yellow 28-06-2019 Yellowlands, Bishops Itchington Hugh Woodland
Purple Hairstreak 28-06-2019 Ryton Wood Mike Slater
Silver Washed Fritillary 27-06-2019 Ryton Wood Tony Penycate
White Admiral 20-06-2019 Ryton Wood Eleanor Sutton
White Letter Hairstreak 19-06-2019 Ryton Wood Meadows Tony Penycate
Dark Green Fritillary 19-06-2019 Bishops Hill Wendy Seaton
Small Skipper 16-06-2019 Little Haven Steven Wright
Marbled White 12-06-2019 Fossedene Meadow Ian Neal
Ringlet 09-06-2019 Ashlawn Cutting Steven Wright
Painted Lady 02-06-2019 Ryton Wood Meadow Mike Slater
Meadow Brown 31-05-2019 Purley Quarry, Mancetter K & HJ Warmington
Pearl Bordered Fritillary 21-05-2019 Ryton Wood Meadows Mike Slater
Large Skipper 21-05-2019 Jubilee Wood, Keresley Eleanor Sutton
Wood White 13-05-2019 Paget's Pool Mike Slater
Small Blue 12-05-2019 Bishops Hill/Yellowland Neil Freeman
Common Blue 12-05-2019 Brandon Marsh John Coakley
Small Heath 11-05-2019 Brandon Marsh John Coakley
Brown Argus 05-05-2019 Bishops Hill Mark Searle
Dingy Skipper 23-04-2019 Stockton Tony Penycate
Grizzled Skipper 19-04-2019 Cuttle Pool NR Adrian Smith
Green Hairstreak 19-04-2019 Malpass Farm Steve Wright
Large White 29-03-2019 Watling Street, Nuneaton Jeff Jordan
Orange Tip 28-03-2019 RSPB Middleton Lakes Dave Corfield
Green Veined White 27-03-2019 Welcome Hills, Stratford-on-Avon Richard Dinsdale
Small Copper 26-03-2019 Ryton Wood Meadows Eleanor Sutton
Holly Blue 23-03-2019 Chadwick End Allotments Jo and Pete Hamer
Small White 19-03-2019 Temple Balsall Churchyard Adrian Smith
Speckled Wood 27-02-2019 Ashlawn Cutting Tony Penycate
Comma 21-02-2019 Black Bank Meadows Eleanor Sutton
Peacock 21-02-2019 Kenilworth Common Glyn Clarke
Small Tortoiseshell 14-02-2019 Cherry Orchard, Kenilworth Glyn Clarke
Brimstone 14-02-2019 Lime Avenue,Leamington Spa Richard Dinsdale
Red Admiral 08-02-2019 Hillfields, Coventry Ady Quinn