The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species that occured in Warwickshire in 2022.
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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|Painted Lady||17-05-2022||Malpass/Stockton/L'Spa||Mike Slater/Helen Cormack/Tara Higgs|
|Wood White||17-05-2022||Ryton Wood Meadows||Rob Adams/Mike Slater/John Clift|
|Pearl Bordered Fritillary||10-05-2022||Ryton Wood Meadows||Eleanor Sutton|
|Small Heath||06-05-2022||Southam Quarry Spoilbank||Mike Slater|
|Common Blue||06-05-2022||Southam Quarry Spoilbank||Mike Slater|
|Small Blue||30-04-2022||Fenny Compton Tunnels||Steve Nikols|
|Brown Argus||29-04-2022||Fenny Compton Tunnels||Nigel Kiteley|
|Small Copper||25-04-2022||Fenny Compton CP||Andy Brown|
|Grizzled Skipper||20-04-2022||Harbury South/Stockton Cutting||Ivor Davies/Tony Penycate|
|Green Hairstreak||20-04-2022||Brandon Marsh/Ryton Wood Meadows||John Coakley/Mike Slater/John Mallinson|
|Dingy Skipper||20-04-2022||Harbury South||Ivor Davies|
|Orange Tip||25-03-2022||RSPB Middleton Lakes / Brandon Marsh||K&HJ Warmington / John Coakley|
|Large White||24-03-2022||Main Street, Newbold, Rugby||Neville Weston|
|Green Veined White||23-03-2022||Long Itchington||Ivor Davies|
|Holly Blue||23-03-2022||Castle Bromwich Hall||Tara Higgs|
|Speckled Wood||18-03-2022||Ulverscroft Road, Coventry||James Kenny|
|Small White||14-03-2022||Miners Welfare Park, Bedworth||Eleanor Sutton|
|Comma||08-03-2022||Ryton Wood Meadows||Eleanor Sutton|
|Red Admiral||27-01-2022||Warwick||Graham J Thompson|
|Brimstone||04-01-2022||Ryton Wood Meadows - Memorial Corner||Eleanor Sutton|
|Small Tortoiseshell||02-01-2022||Cryfield Grange Road, Kenilworth||Joe Parham|