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
Grizzled Skipper 19-04-2019 Cuttle Pool NR Adrian Smith
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
Peacock 21-02-2019 Kenilworth Common Glyn Clarke
Comma 21-02-2019 Black Bank Meadows Eleanor Sutton
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