The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species that occured in Warwickshire in 2021.
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
To search for records by a particular recorder or location, please use the search fields below.
|Marbled White||12-06-2021||Newdegate Pit, Bedworth||Roy Moss|
|Meadow Brown||12-06-2021||Bishops Hill||Helen Cormack|
|Large Skipper||03-06-2021||Long Itchington Cutting||Mike Slater|
|Painted Lady||01-06-2021||Crabtree Farm, Mancetter||Andy Barnsley|
|Pearl Bordered Fritillary||01-06-2021||Ryton Wood Meadows||John Mallinson|
|Common Blue||19-05-2021||Long Itchington Cutting||Ivor Davies|
|Small Blue||17-05-2021||Nelson's Wharf||Tony Penycate|
|Small Heath||14-05-2021||Brandon Marsh||Alan Boddington|
|Brown Argus||09-05-2021||Brandon Marsh||Eleanor Sutton|
|Green Hairstreak||03-05-2021||Sutton Park, Blackroot||Sue Walker|
|Dingy Skipper||02-05-2021||Nelson's Quarry||Hugh Woodland|
|Small Copper||02-05-2021||Malpass||Steve Wright|
|Grizzled Skipper||23-04-2021||Fenny Compton Tunnel||Mike Slater|
|Large White||04-04-2021||Pebworth||Richard Lamb|
|Speckled Wood||04-04-2021||Fenny Compton Tunnel||Mark Searle|
|Green Veined White||30-03-2021||RSPB Middleton Lakes||Katie Thorpe|
|Orange Tip||30-03-2021||Little Haven||Mike Slater|
|Holly Blue||30-03-2021||Fossedene Manor||Mike Slater|
|Small White||21-03-2021||Ventnor Street, Nuneaton||Steven Cheshire|
|Red Admiral||07-03-2021||Earlsdon, Coventry||Rosemary Hall|
|Comma||26-02-2021||Ryton Wood Meadows||Mike Slater|
|Small Tortoiseshell||23-02-2021||New Street, Baddesley Ensor||K & HJ Warmington|
|Brimstone||03-02-2021||Morgrove Coppice, South Warwickshire||Dennis Stinton|
|Peacock||06-01-2021||Wyndley Garden Centre||James Kenny|