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Please continue to submit your butterfly and day-flying moth sightings via our online recording system.
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The Warwickshire branch of Butterfly Conservation works in partnership with land owners, local authorities, conservation bodies, businesses and the local community to raise awareness about the threats facing our butterflies, moths, their habitats and our natural environment. We provide advice and practical help on how to protect these and other threatened wildlife in the region. We challenge local authorities and business to ensure they consider the natural world upon which we all depend when making decisions about planning applications and land use.
Several butterflies in the region such as the Small Blue, Wood White and Dark Green Fritillary are particularly vulnerable due to habitat loss and population fragmentation resulting in small isolated colonies which become increasingly susceptible to local or regional extinction.
Warwickshire also hosts a wide variety of moths including species such as Sciota hostilis which is found nowhere else in the country.
Become a member today and help us save butterflies, moths and their habitats in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. The branch currently has 580* members. (*Updated 08-07-2020).
This year's Annual Report is now available to download via your Gatekeeper Account. It includes butterfly and moth survey data collected by hundreds of volunteers and enthusiasts during 2019.
Note: Due to Coronavirus, our print suppliers are not operating at present. Warwickshire Branch Members will receive their hard copy of the 2019 Annual Report as soon as possible. In the meantime, branch members that have opted to receive communications via email will shortly receive a mini e-newsletter containing a link to download your digital copy of the annual report. Alternatively, if you have a Gatekeeper Account, you can download your digital copy from your Gatekeeper page.
The Chalk Hill Blue has not been a resident species in Warwickshire since the 19th century but in recent years, individual butterflies have been sighted in the south of the county. Conservation measures in neighbouring Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire have enabled the Chalk Hill Blue to recover some of its former range, meaning that colonies are now found very close to the Warwickshire border.
This innovative project will restore the threatened Chalk Hill Blue butterfly to Warwickshire after an absence of over 100 years.
4th December 2021
at online via Zoom with Tony Penycate
16th April 2022
at Cannock Chase with Steven Cheshire
1st May 2022
at Possibly Salcey Forest (TBC) with tbc
7th May 2022
at Bourton, Draycote and Frankton Village Hall with Tony Penycate
04-08-2021 Brown Hairstreak
26-07-2021 Chalk Hill Blue
05-07-2021 Purple Emperor
03-07-2021 Essex Skipper
30-06-2021 Silver Washed Fritillary
26-06-2021 Purple Hairstreak
25-06-2021 Wood White
23-06-2021 Small Skipper
23-06-2021 White Letter Hairstreak
23-06-2021 White Admiral
12-06-2021 Marbled White
12-06-2021 Meadow Brown
11-06-2021 Dark Green Fritillary
03-06-2021 Large Skipper
01-06-2021 Painted Lady
01-06-2021 Pearl Bordered Fritillary
19-05-2021 Common Blue
17-05-2021 Small Blue
14-05-2021 Small Heath
09-05-2021 Brown Argus
03-05-2021 Green Hairstreak
02-05-2021 Dingy Skipper
02-05-2021 Small Copper
23-04-2021 Grizzled Skipper
04-04-2021 Large White
04-04-2021 Speckled Wood
30-03-2021 Green Veined White
30-03-2021 Orange Tip
30-03-2021 Holly Blue
21-03-2021 Small White
07-03-2021 Red Admiral
23-02-2021 Small Tortoiseshell
18-11-2021 at Ashlawn Railway Cutting by Tracy Smith.
17-11-2021 at Draycote Village Embankment by Mike Slater.
16-11-2021 at Crecy Road , Cheylesmore , Coventrg by John Coakley.
14-11-2021 at Black Bank Meadows by Eleanor Sutton.
13-11-2021 at The Long Shoot, Nuneaton by Steve Nikols.
13-11-2021 at Temple Balsall Churchyard by Adrian Smith.
12-11-2021 at Southam by Foster Cooper.
12-11-2021 at Crecy Road , Cheylesmore , Coventry by John Coakley.
07-11-2021 at Temple Balsall Nature Reserve by Adrian Smith.
05-11-2021 at New Street, Baddesley Ensor by K & HJ Warmington.
The Scarlet Tiger (Callimorpha dominula) had a fantastic year in 2018. Record numbers of larvae were noted in the spring. Surprisingly larvae were found feeding on Wych Elm beside the car park at Charlecote Nursery, a new larval foodplant for Scarlet Tiger in the UK (M. Halsey, D.C.G. Brown).