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Records and Recording - First Sightings 2012

The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species known to occur in Warwickshire in 2012 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
19/08/2012 Brown Hairstreak Ryton Wood Meadows and Ryton P Gillian Thompson / Mike S
23/07/2012 White-letter Hairstreak Ryton Wood Mike Slater
22/07/2012 Wood White Ryton Wood via Cheshire BC member
17/07/2012 Purple Emperor Oversley Wood Richard Eyres
12/07/2012 Purple Hairstreak Blooms Garden Centre, Nr Dunch Cyril Cleaver
10/07/2012 Essex Skipper Hell Hole Jonathan Bowley
08/07/2012 Gatekeeper Snitterfield Bushes Don Wagstaff
07/07/2012 White Admiral Ryton Wood Mike Slater
05/07/2012 Silver-washed Fritillary Ryton Wood Mike Slater
01/07/2012 Dark Green Fritillary Oxhouse Farm Julian Lloyd
23/06/2012 Marbled White DMC Kineton Warwickshire Wildflower
19/06/2012 Meadow Brown Barston Churchyard Jonathan Bowley
19/06/2012 Small Skipper Binley, Coventry Rob Adams
17/06/2012 Ringlet Stamford Hall James Kerr
29/05/2012 Painted Lady Nr Brandon Wood Warwickshire Flora Group
24/05/2012 Brown Argus Malpass South Phil Parr
16/05/2012 Large Skipper Ryton Pools Country Park James Whitney
14/05/2012 Small Heath Lighthorne Quarry Jonathan Bowley
12/05/2012 Small Blue Bishop's Hill Martin Kennard
11/05/2012 Common Blue Fenny Compton-Tunnel Bank Jonathan Bowley
08/05/2012 Dingy Skipper Stockton Cutting/Harbury Spoil Ivor Davies/Gillian Thomp
05/05/2012 Green Hairstreak Ryton Wood Meadows BC Reserve Ian Gray
17/04/2012 Grizzled Skipper Fenny Compton Tunnel Nigel Kiteley
27/03/2012 Green-veined White Ryton Wood Meadows / Purley Qu Mike Slater / John Harris
27/03/2012 Holly Blue Farnborough, The Inn Phil Parr
27/03/2012 Large White Ryton Pools Country Park Ben Coleman
25/03/2012 Small Copper Cubbington Tom Chandler
24/03/2012 Orange-tip Bodymoor Heath Steven Haynes
24/03/2012 Small White Packwood Hall Graham Hailstone
23/03/2012 Clouded Yellow Ryton Pools Country Park James Whitney
20/03/2012 Speckled Wood Ryton Wood Meadows / Priory Fi Terry Southgate / Gillian
01/03/2012 Comma Hall Green Gillian Thompson
23/02/2012 Brimstone Middleton Hall, Mill Plantatio John Harris
23/02/2012 Small Tortoiseshell Upton Estate Mike Slater
27/01/2012 Red Admiral New Street, Baddesley Ensor Keith & Heth Warmington
06/01/2012 Peacock Middleton Hall, Mill Plantatio John Harris

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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