Butterfly First Sightings 2024*

The table below lists the earliest sightings of resident and regular migrant butterfly species that occured in Warwickshire in 2024.

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 2024

Species Date Location Recorder
Small Heath 12-05-2024 Southam Bypass Tara Higgs
Common Blue 10-05-2024 Bishops Hill Tara Higgs
Small Copper 07-05-2024 Brandon Marsh John Coakley
Brown Argus 06-05-2024 Southam Bypass Tara Higgs
Small Blue 04-05-2024 Bishops Itchington Steve Wright
Dingy Skipper 04-05-2024 Bishops Itchington Steve Wright
Grizzled Skipper 19-04-2024 Bishops Hill Tony Penycate
Green Hairstreak 14-04-2024 Brandon Marsh John Coakley
Holly Blue 01-04-2024 Bishops Tachbrook Steve Burgoyne
Green Veined White 30-03-2024 Sowe Valley, Coventry Ann Hawker
Small White 26-03-2024 Nuneaton Steve Nikols
Orange Tip 25-03-2024 Baddesley Ensor Keith & Heather Warmington
Large White 23-03-2024 Wolvey Heath (Indoors) Carol Hawley
Speckled Wood 22-03-2024 Sowe Valley, Coventry Ann Hawker
Comma 04-03-2024 Cuttle Pool NR Nick Wood
Painted Lady 15-02-2024 Wellesbourne Lucy Flower
Small Tortoiseshell 12-02-2024 Ladywalk NR Paul Proctor
Red Admiral 01-02-2024 Ryton on Dunsmore Eleanor Sutton
Brimstone 31-01-2024 Compton Verney Adam Webb
Peacock 26-01-2024 Ladywalk NR Pete Forbes