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Records and Recording - First Sightings 2009

The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species known to occur in Warwickshire in 2009 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
02/07/2009 Essex Skipper National Herb Centre Mike Slater
02/07/2009 Gatekeeper Fenny Compton and Shotterswell Mike Slater
28/06/2009 Purple Hairstreak Oversley Wood Darran Rickards
27/06/2009 White-letter Hairstreak Oversley Wood Steven Cheshire and Debbi
24/06/2009 Purple Emperor Oversley Wood John Carter
24/06/2009 Silver-washed Fritillary Oversley Wood John Carter
24/06/2009 White Admiral Oversley Wood John Carter
15/06/2009 Small Skipper Lea Marston Lake Old Quarry Si John Harris
14/06/2009 Dark Green Fritillary Fossedene Meadows Mike Slater
14/06/2009 Marbled White Fossedene Meadow & Coombe Farm Mike Slater
12/06/2009 Ringlet Stockton Glyn Clarke
30/05/2009 Clouded Yellow Ryton Wood Meadows Jeff Wesson
24/05/2009 Large Skipper Ryton Wood Meadows John Liggins
23/05/2009 Wood White Ryton Wood Mike Slater
20/05/2009 Meadow Brown Ryton Woods Jeff Wesson
19/05/2009 Small Blue Bishop's Hill Martin Kennard
11/05/2009 Brown Argus Snitterfield Bushes Mike Slater
06/05/2009 Small Heath Kingsbury Colliery Spoilheap Keith & Heather Warmingto
02/05/2009 Common Blue Tesco's, Warwick Glyn Clarke
23/04/2009 Dingy Skipper Harbury Spoilbank Jane Ellis
22/04/2009 Small Copper Middleton Hall, Mill Plantatio John Harris
21/04/2009 Green Hairstreak Stockton Glyn Clarke
13/04/2009 Grizzled Skipper Stockton Glyn Clarke
04/04/2009 Green-veined White Hillmorton, Rugby Paul Nicholas
03/04/2009 Holly Blue Middleton Hall John Harris
03/04/2009 Painted Lady Garden - B34 6AH Caroline Irwin
01/04/2009 Speckled Wood Glasshouse Spinney, Kenilworth Steve Batt via Phil Parr
24/03/2009 Orange-tip Ladywalk NR Lee Johnson
21/03/2009 Large White Stockton Glyn Clarke
20/03/2009 Small White Cook Close, Knowle Andrew Beavan
02/03/2009 Comma Garden - B34 6AH Caroline Irwin
27/02/2009 Brimstone Spa Park, Leamington Spa Darran Rickards
27/02/2009 Peacock Warwick University Mick Padfield
27/02/2009 Red Admiral Furnace End Caroline Irwin
17/02/2009 Small Tortoiseshell Browning Road, Hillmorton, Rug Alan Atkins

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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