First sightings of 2017

Which butterflies emerged when?

These are the earliest dates on which each species of adult butterfly was reported to the website.

Species 2016 2017
Adonis Blue 12 May -
Brimstone 17 Jan 04 Feb
Brown Argus 06 May -
Brown Hairstreak 20 Jul -
Chalkhill Blue 12 Jul -
Clouded Yellow 25 Mar -
Comma 14 Mar 18 Feb
Common Blue 06 May -
Dark Green Fritillary 27 Jun -
Dingy Skipper 28 Apr -
Duke of Burgundy 13 May -
Essex Skipper 06 Jul -
Gatekeeper 25 May -
Grayling 05 Jul -
Green Hairstreak 09 Apr -
Green-veined White 11 Apr -
Grizzled Skipper 20 Apr -
Holly Blue 12 Apr 22 Mar
Large Skipper 26 May -
Large White 31 Mar -
Long-tailed Blue 12 Sep -
Lulworth Skipper 27 May -
Marbled White 07 Jun -
Marsh Fritillary 08 May -
Meadow Brown 14 May -
Orange Tip 11 Apr -
Painted Lady 03 Jan 16 Feb
Peacock 15 Feb 19 Jan
Purple Emperor 13 Jul -
Purple Hairstreak 22 Jun -
Red Admiral 06 Jan 04 Jan
Ringlet 16 Jun -
Silver-spotted Skipper 06 Aug -
Silver-studded Blue 06 Jun -
Silver-washed Fritillary 21 Jun -
Small Blue 23 Apr -
Small Copper 18 Apr -
Small Heath 06 May -
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 10 Jun -
Small Skipper 20 Jun -
Small Tortoiseshell 06 Jan 18 Jan
Small White 10 Mar 19 Mar
Speckled Wood 25 Mar -
Wall Brown 17 Apr -
White Admiral 21 Jun -
White-letter Hairstreak 02 Jul -