Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire events are cancelled until further notice.
You can 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.
09-05-2021 Brown Argus
03-05-2021 Green Hairstreak
02-05-2021 Small Copper
02-05-2021 Dingy Skipper
23-04-2021 Grizzled Skipper
04-04-2021 Large White
04-04-2021 Speckled Wood
30-03-2021 Green Veined White
30-03-2021 Holly Blue
30-03-2021 Orange Tip
21-03-2021 Small White
07-03-2021 Red Admiral
23-02-2021 Small Tortoiseshell
13-05-2021 at Fenny Compton west by Mike Slater.
13-05-2021 at Knightcote west by Mike Slater.
13-05-2021 at Knightcote east by Mike Slater.
13-05-2021 at Upper Radbourne by Mike Slater.
13-05-2021 at Radbourne Plantation by Mike Slater.
13-05-2021 at Marston Doles canal by Mike Slater.
13-05-2021 at Marston Doles by Mike Slater.
13-05-2021 at Priors Marston Northfield farm by Mike Slater.
13-05-2021 at Priors Marston South by Mike Slater.
13-05-2021 at Bromtrees by Mike Slater.
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).