Butterfly First Sightings 2017*

The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species that occured in Warwickshire in 2017.

This data is gathered as each year progresses to provide up-to-date information about butterfly emergence. The data is based on information submitted via our online recording form and is not reviewed retrospectively to include sightings information from other sources.

The list below is in order of reported sighting date, with the latest species on the wing at the top of the list.

**First sighting dates are based on records submitted online. Note that these dates are not updated retrospectively to include records submitted to the branch recorder in other forms. If a species is missing, this is either due to records not being submitted online or because the species was not recorded in our region during that year.

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Annual First Sightings for 2017

Species Date Location Recorder
Clouded Yellow 15-08-2017 Brandon Marsh Steve Cheshire
Brown Hairstreak 10-08-2017 Ryton Wood Meadow Ivor Davies
Gatekeeper 24-06-2017 Cuttlebrook NR Jo & Pete Hamer
Essex Skipper 22-06-2017 Plantsbrook NR Michael Darlow
Purple Emperor 19-06-2017 Oversley Wood John Carter/Keith Fletcher
White Letter Hairstreak 18-06-2017 Cuttlebrook Pool NR/Ryton Wood Adrian Smith/Mike Slater
Purple Hairstreak 17-06-2017 Wappenbury Wood P Cashmore/D Woodward/D Cox
White Admiral 15-06-2017 Ryton Wood Mike Slater
Silver Washed Fritillary 14-06-2017 Oversley Wood John Carter
Dark Green Fritillary 14-06-2017 Fossedene Manor Mike Slater et al.
Small Skipper 14-06-2017 Mancetter John Harris
Ringlet 09-06-2017 Black Bank Meadow Eleanor Sutton
Marbled White 07-06-2017 Studley Common NR Robin Jarman
Meadow Brown 01-06-2017 Stockton Glyn Clarke
Large Skipper 24-05-2017 Nolans Wood Mike Slater
Brown Argus 22-05-2017 Stockton Cutting Steve Batt
Wood White 21-05-2017 Ryton Wood Meadows Mike Slater
Small Heath 07-05-2017 Kingsbury/Bubbenhall Andy Barnsley/Richard Webb
Common Blue 06-05-2017 Fenny Compton Tunnels Lin Chapman
Small Blue 04-05-2017 Southam Bypass North Mike Slater
Grizzled Skipper 22-04-2017 Bishop's Hill Martin Kennard
Dingy Skipper 20-04-2017 Bishops Bowl Mike Slater
Green Hairstreak 15-04-2017 Ryton Wood Meadow Mike Slater
Holly Blue 02-04-2017 Leamington Spa & Bedwort R. Dinsdale, I. Gray & E. Sutton
Small Copper 02-04-2017 Bedworth Eleanor Sutton
Small White 02-04-2017 Weddington, Nuneaton / The Nook, Bedworth Alvin Burton / Eleanor Sutton
Green Veined White 01-04-2017 Temple Balsall Churchyard Adrian Smith
Orange Tip 30-03-2017 Fenny Compton Tunnel Bank Nigel Kitely
Speckled Wood 26-03-2017 Kenilworth Keith Deane
Painted Lady 15-03-2017 Packwood Adrian Smith
Large White 15-03-2017 Bidford on Avon Ann Hand
Comma 06-03-2017 Ryton Wood Meadows M. Slater
Red Admiral 07-02-2017 The Raywoods, Nuneaton J Liggins & A Burton
Peacock 01-02-2017 Packwood Adrian Smith
Brimstone 24-01-2017 Bishop's Bowl M. Slater
Small Tortoiseshell 01-01-2017 Hampton Lucy Church John Carter