First sightings of 2018

Which butterflies emerged when?

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

Species 2017 2018
Adonis Blue 29 Apr -
Brimstone 04 Feb -
Brown Argus 29 Apr -
Brown Hairstreak 12 Jul -
Chalkhill Blue 06 Jul -
Clouded Yellow 26 Mar -
Comma 18 Feb -
Common Blue 14 Apr -
Dark Green Fritillary 30 May -
Dingy Skipper 18 Apr -
Duke of Burgundy 23 Apr -
Essex Skipper 26 Jun -
Gatekeeper 13 Jun -
Grayling 18 Jun -
Green Hairstreak 07 Apr -
Green-veined White 03 Apr -
Grizzled Skipper 09 Apr -
Holly Blue 25 Mar -
Large Skipper 24 May -
Large White 30 Mar -
Lulworth Skipper 10 May -
Marbled White 04 Jun -
Marsh Fritillary 10 May -
Meadow Brown 24 May -
Orange Tip 28 Mar -
Painted Lady 16 Feb -
Peacock 19 Jan 12 Jan
Purple Emperor 08 Jul -
Purple Hairstreak 17 Jun -
Red Admiral 04 Jan 05 Jan
Ringlet 10 Jun -
Silver-spotted Skipper 06 Aug -
Silver-studded Blue 03 Jun -
Silver-washed Fritillary 14 Jun -
Small Blue 21 Apr -
Small Copper 27 Mar -
Small Heath 18 Apr -
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 04 Jun -
Small Skipper 12 Jun -
Small Tortoiseshell 18 Jan -
Small White 13 Mar -
Speckled Wood 25 Mar -
Wall Brown 19 Apr -
White Admiral 14 Jun -
White-letter Hairstreak 15 Jun -
Wood White 26 May -

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