The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species that occured in Warwickshire in 2020.
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.
Use our online recording system to submit your observations of butterflies and day-flying moths.START
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|Chalk Hill Blue||22-07-2020||Ettington Cutting||Mike Slater|
|Brown Hairstreak||20-07-2020||Ryton Wood Meadows||Mike Slater|
|Essex Skipper||23-06-2020||Cheylesmore||John Coakley|
|Purple Emperor||22-06-2020||Ash Green Lane||Martin Ford|
|Purple Hairstreak||09-06-2020||Nr Honily||Jo Hamer|
|Silver Washed Fritillary||09-06-2020||Ryton Wood Meadows||Steve Nikols|
|Marbled White||09-06-2020||Bishops Hill||Neil Freeman|
|Clouded Yellow||09-06-2020||Coombe Abbey Country Park||Paul Hodges|
|White Letter Hairstreak||08-06-2020||Marina Park, Stratford upon Avon||Adam McVeigh|
|Ringlet||06-06-2020||Long Itchington Cutting||Ivor Davies|
|Small Skipper||01-06-2020||Lilbourne||Angela Newhouse|
|White Admiral||31-05-2020||Ryton Wood||Mike Slater|
|Dark Green Fritillary||26-05-2020||Fossedene Manor||Mike Slater|
|Meadow Brown||26-05-2020||New Street, Baddesley Ensor||K & HJ Warmington|
|Large Skipper||21-05-2020||Long Itchington Cutting||Ivor Davies|
|Wood White||06-05-2020||Ryton Woods||John Mallinson|
|Small Blue||06-05-2020||Bishops Hill||Nigel Kitely|
|Brown Argus||05-05-2020||Houlton Way, Rugby||Steven Wright|
|Common Blue||04-05-2020||Fenny Compton Tunnels||Nigel Kitely|
|Small Heath||02-05-2020||Ryton Woods||John Mallinson|
|Small Copper||23-04-2020||Ryton Pools Country Park||Ben Coleman|
|Grizzled Skipper||21-04-2020||Cuttle Pool NR||Hamers / Adrian Smith|
|Dingy Skipper||21-04-2020||Bubbenhall Meadow||John Mallinson|
|Painted Lady||08-04-2020||Leamington Spa||Masha Tarnavska|
|Speckled Wood||08-04-2020||Long Itchington||Ivor Davies|
|Green Hairstreak||07-04-2020||Bubbenhall Wood||John Mallinson|
|Green Veined White||05-04-2020||Long Itchington||Ivor Davies|
|Holly Blue||25-03-2020||Ryton Pools Country Park||Ben Coleman|
|Large White||24-03-2020||Black Bank Meadows||Eleanor Sutton|
|Orange Tip||24-03-2020||Wigrams Turn Marina, Shuckburgh Road, Napton, Southam||Keith Yates|
|Small White||23-03-2020||West Hill Road, Cubbington||Richard Dinsdale|
|Brimstone||08-02-2020||Long Itchington||I Davies|
|Small Tortoiseshell||08-01-2020||Broom (Garden)||Mark & Mary Preston|
|Red Admiral||04-01-2020||Kenilworth||Chris Matthews|