First sightings of 2019

Which butterflies emerged when?

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

Species 2018 2019
Adonis Blue 14 May -
Brimstone 28 Jan -
Brown Argus 07 May -
Brown Hairstreak 15 Jul -
Chalkhill Blue 02 Jul -
Clouded Yellow 18 Apr -
Comma 15 Mar -
Common Blue 30 Apr -
Dark Green Fritillary 02 Jun -
Dingy Skipper 30 Apr -
Duke of Burgundy 07 May -
Essex Skipper 22 Jun -
Gatekeeper 20 Jun -
Grayling 23 Jun -
Green Hairstreak 25 Apr -
Green-veined White 14 Apr -
Grizzled Skipper 20 Apr -
Holly Blue 05 Apr -
Large Skipper 26 May -
Large Tortoiseshell 20 Apr -
Large White 17 Apr -
Lulworth Skipper 18 May -
Marbled White 06 Jun -
Marsh Fritillary 14 May -
Meadow Brown 27 May -
Orange Tip 14 Apr -
Painted Lady 22 Apr 09 Jan
Peacock 12 Jan 01 Jan
Purple Emperor 26 Jun -
Purple Hairstreak 17 Jun -
Queen of Spain Fritillary 26 Jul -
Red Admiral 05 Jan 01 Jan
Ringlet 10 Jun -
Silver-spotted Skipper 02 Aug -
Silver-studded Blue 08 Jun -
Silver-washed Fritillary 21 Jun -
Small Blue 13 May -
Small Copper 18 Apr -
Small Heath 07 May -
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 11 Jun -
Small Skipper 28 May -
Small Tortoiseshell 16 Feb 13 Jan
Small White 26 Mar -
Speckled Wood 16 Apr -
Wall Brown 04 May -
White Admiral 15 Jun -
White-letter Hairstreak 18 Jun -
Wood White 09 Jul -

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