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Records and Recording - First Sightings 2016

The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species known to occur in Warwickshire in 2016 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
06/07/2016 Purple Emperor Oversley Wood Mike Slater et al
03/07/2016 Essex Skipper Crimscote Downs Jonathan Bowley
03/07/2016 White-letter Hairstreak Ryton Wood Mike Slater
02/07/2016 Gatekeeper Mancetter Quarry Andy Barnsley
25/06/2016 Silver-washed Fritillary Oversley Wood John Carter
25/06/2016 White Admiral Oversley Wood John Carter
24/06/2016 Purple Hairstreak Oversley Green David White
24/06/2016 Small Skipper Studley Common NR Robin Jarman
21/06/2016 Dark Green Fritillary Harbury North Mike Slater
21/06/2016 Marbled White Bishops Hill Glyn Clarke
14/06/2016 Ringlet Long Itchington Cutting Mike Slater
12/06/2016 Meadow Brown Stockton Meadow Mark Searle
02/06/2016 Clouded Yellow Swift Valley Steve Batt & Steve Wright
27/05/2016 Painted Lady Radford Semele canal Mike Slater
24/05/2016 Brown Argus Nr. Studley Geoff Thompson
23/05/2016 Large Skipper Bubbenhall Woods Meadow Stephen Batt, Steven Ches
20/05/2016 Wood White Ryton Wood Mike Slater
16/05/2016 Small Heath Land near Spernal Farm, nr Stu Geoff Thompson
15/05/2016 Common Blue Kingsbury Colliery Spoilheap Andy Barnsley
07/05/2016 Dingy Skipper Kingsbury Colliery Spoilheap / Andy Barnsley / Neil Payn
05/05/2016 Small Blue Stockton Cutting Brian Sherwin
04/05/2016 Green Hairstreak Ryton Pools Country Park Ben Coleman
04/05/2016 Grizzled Skipper Harbury Spoilbank South Gillian Thompson
04/05/2016 Small Copper Fenny Compton Tunnels Gillian Thompson
21/04/2016 Holly Blue South Street, Atherstone Andy Barnsley
13/04/2016 Green-veined White Ashlawn Cutting Steve Batt
08/04/2016 Large White Lilbourne Dorothy Angela Newhouse
02/04/2016 Orange-tip Stockton Cutting Steve Batt
25/03/2016 Small White Bedworth Ian Grey
25/03/2016 Speckled Wood Wainbody Wood Neil James Sutton
13/03/2016 Comma Knowle Hill, Kenilworth Glyn Clarke
21/02/2016 Brimstone Pagets Pool Escarpment Mike Slater
20/02/2016 Red Admiral Fenwick Drive, Rugby Carl Jones
31/01/2016 Small Tortoiseshell Shanklin Drive, Weddington, Nu Alvin Burton
11/01/2016 Peacock Packwood Adrian Smith

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