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 500* members. (*Membership count updated 7th February 2019).
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.
28th September 2019
at Oversley Wood (FC), A46 Stratford to Alcester Road with David Brown
6th October 2019
at Snitterfield Bushes (WWT), Bearley to Snitterfield Road with David Brown
30th November 2019
at Bourton, Draycote and Frankton Village Hall with Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire
1st December 2019
at Location varies with Mike Slater
24-07-2019 Brown Hairstreak
02-07-2019 Essex Skipper
28-06-2019 Purple Emperor
28-06-2019 Clouded Yellow
28-06-2019 Purple Hairstreak
27-06-2019 Silver Washed Fritillary
20-06-2019 White Admiral
19-06-2019 White Letter Hairstreak
19-06-2019 Dark Green Fritillary
16-06-2019 Small Skipper
12-06-2019 Marbled White
02-06-2019 Painted Lady
31-05-2019 Meadow Brown
21-05-2019 Pearl Bordered Fritillary
21-05-2019 Large Skipper
13-05-2019 Wood White
12-05-2019 Small Blue
12-05-2019 Common Blue
11-05-2019 Small Heath
05-05-2019 Brown Argus
23-04-2019 Dingy Skipper
19-04-2019 Grizzled Skipper
19-04-2019 Green Hairstreak
29-03-2019 Large White
28-03-2019 Orange Tip
27-03-2019 Green Veined White
26-03-2019 Small Copper
23-03-2019 Holly Blue
19-03-2019 Small White
27-02-2019 Speckled Wood
14-02-2019 Small Tortoiseshell
08-02-2019 Red Admiral
22-09-2019 at Cuttlepool NR by Adrian Smith.
21-09-2019 at Fenny Compton Tunnels by Mike Slater.
21-09-2019 at Lapworth by Adrian Smith.
21-09-2019 at Temple Balsall Churchyard by Adrian Smith.
21-09-2019 at Temple Balsall NR by Adrian Smith.
21-09-2019 at Temple Fields by Adrian Smith.
21-09-2019 at Brandon Marsh by John Coakley.
21-09-2019 at Old Damson Lane Solihull, Public footpath by Neil Freeman.
20-09-2019 at Lime Avenue, Leamington Spa by Richard Dinsdale.
20-09-2019 at Fenny Compton Tunnels 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).