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Records and Recording - First Sightings 2008

The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species known to occur in Warwickshire in 2008 as submitted on the Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire web site reporting page.

These first sightings are gathered as the butterfly season progresses so as to provide up-to-date information about species emergence. They are not reviewed retrospectively by reference to transect data or distribution records and therefore represent what we believed to be the first report of a species at the time rather than a comprehensive analysis of the actual first dates recorded in a particular year.

The butterfly species are listed in order of reported sighting date, with the latest species sighting at the top of the list.
You can also view all of our first sightings data for all butterfly species since 2007.

Date Species Location Observer
18/07/2008 Essex Skipper National Herb Centre and Colle Mike Slater
13/07/2008 White-letter Hairstreak Ryton Wood Mike Slater
04/07/2008 Purple Emperor Bull & Butcher Wood and Prince Mike Slater
04/07/2008 Purple Hairstreak Ryton Wood Mike Slater
03/07/2008 Gatekeeper Baddesley Colliery Site Keith Warmington
01/07/2008 Dark Green Fritillary Oxhouse Farm Mike Slater / Keith Warmi
26/06/2008 White Admiral Ryton Wood Mike Slater
23/06/2008 Silver-washed Fritillary Ryton Wood Mike Astley
15/06/2008 Ringlet Field Nr Southam Glyn Clarke
15/06/2008 Small Skipper Focus Optics Corley John Liggins
11/06/2008 Marbled White Southam Quarry Mike Slater
06/06/2008 Wood White Ryton Wood Mike Slater
29/05/2008 Large Skipper Southam Quarry Mike Slater
24/05/2008 Meadow Brown Middleton Hall Jeff Wesson
22/05/2008 Brown Argus Ufton Fields Mike Slater
14/05/2008 Small Copper Badesley Ensor Keith Warmington
13/05/2008 Small Heath Lea Marston Lake Old Quarry Si John Harris
10/05/2008 Small Blue Bishops Hill Glyn Clarke
05/05/2008 Dingy Skipper Harbury Spoilbank South Glyn Clarke
05/05/2008 Green Hairstreak Ryton Wood Meadows BC Reserve Mike Slater
05/05/2008 Grizzled Skipper Harbury Spoilbank North Glyn Clarke
28/04/2008 Painted Lady Kingsbury Water Park Alvin Burton
26/04/2008 Common Blue Bucks Hill, Nuneaton David Parker
22/04/2008 Large White Hillmorton, Rugby Paul Nicholas
22/04/2008 Speckled Wood Ashlawn Cutting LNR - Rugby Phil Parr
16/04/2008 Holly Blue Wolston John Rea
12/04/2008 Green-veined White Wolston John Rea
04/04/2008 Small White Victoria Nature Reserve Studle Robin Jarman
30/03/2008 Orange-tip Mickleton Andrew Beavan
12/02/2008 Comma Victoria Nature Reserve, Studl Robin Jarman
10/02/2008 Small Tortoiseshell Judkins Quarry, Nuneaton Jeff Wesson
01/02/2008 Brimstone Hillers Garden Centre, Dunning Hilary Harvey
27/01/2008 Peacock Snitterfield Bushes Jack Watkins
17/01/2008 Red Admiral Warwick S. Taylor

Online Butterfly and Day-flying Moth Recording System

Use our online recording system to submit your sightings of butterflies and day-flying moths in Warwickshire.

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