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Records and Recording - First Sightings 2015

The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species known to occur in Warwickshire in 2015 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
07/09/2015 Brown Hairstreak Ryton Wood Meadows Mike Slater
10/07/2015 Essex Skipper Fenny Compton John Clift
03/07/2015 Purple Hairstreak Ryton Wood Mike Slater
02/07/2015 Purple Emperor Spernal Park Mike Slater
02/07/2015 White-letter Hairstreak Alne Wood Mike Slater
27/06/2015 Gatekeeper Draycote Meadow Andrew Haynes
27/06/2015 White Admiral Oversley Wood Mike Slater
25/06/2015 Silver-washed Fritillary Coughton Court Mike Slater
16/06/2015 Ringlet Fenny Compton/Stamford Hall M. Slater/J.Carter
15/06/2015 Small Skipper Draycote Meadows Dorothy Angela Newhouse
11/06/2015 Meadow Brown Southam By-pass/Bishops Bowl Glyn Clarke/M. Slater
10/06/2015 Dark Green Fritillary Fossedean Manor John Clift
10/06/2015 Marbled White Ryton Island Mike Slater
05/06/2015 Clouded Yellow Kenilworth Margaret Vickery
03/06/2015 Large Skipper Polesworth Abbey Meadow Keith Warmington & John A
03/06/2015 Wood White Ryton Wood Rob Adams
25/05/2015 Painted Lady Pillerton Priors / Ashlawn Cut John Carter / Mrs Allen
15/05/2015 Brown Argus Binton Verge Richard Lamb
13/05/2015 Common Blue Bishop's Hill Tony Brown, John Carter a
12/05/2015 Small Heath Nr Bannams Wood Cherry Greenway
04/05/2015 Small Blue Southam Bypass/Bishops Hill Glyn Clarke/Neil Freeman
27/04/2015 Dingy Skipper Bishop's Hill Nigel Kiteley
23/04/2015 Green Hairstreak Bishop's Hill Robert Hazell
23/04/2015 Small Copper Shustoke Reservoir John Bares
20/04/2015 Grizzled Skipper Stockton Cutting Steve Batt
08/04/2015 Holly Blue Coventry Bill Gill & Paul Cashmore
08/04/2015 Speckled Wood Olton Neil Freeman
07/04/2015 Orange-tip Priory Lane John Rea
06/04/2015 Large White Hillmorton Paul Nicholas
06/04/2015 Small White Rugby Mike Slater
05/04/2015 Green-veined White Studley Robin Jarman
10/03/2015 Comma Garden - Broom Mark and Mary Preston
08/02/2015 Small Tortoiseshell Knowle Peter Hanson
09/01/2015 Red Admiral Warwick / Coventry Stan Taylor / Matthew She
08/01/2015 Brimstone Old Nuns Wood John Balls
01/01/2015 Peacock Myton Crescent, Leamington Spa David Beal

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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2019 First Sightings
2007 to 2019 First Sightings