Lepidoptera First Sightings from 2015 to 2019
Species 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Small Skipper 28/06 25/06 24/06 25/06 02/07
Essex Skipper 03/07 01/07 27/06 11/07 09/07
Lulworth Skipper   n/a n/a n/a n/a
Silver-spotted Skipper 31/07 14/07 23/07 30/07 30/07
Large Skipper 01/06 03/06 28/05 29/05 18/06
Grizzled Skipper 19/04 07/05 15/04 07/05 04/05
Dingy Skipper 22/04 09/05 07/05 07/05 16/05
Swallowtail   n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wood White 01/06 27/05 27/05 28/05 30/05
Clouded Yellow 16/07 06/08 06/08 29/08 22/08
Brimstone 23/02 21/03 09/03 25/03 07/03
Large White 17/04 18/04 02/05 16/04 25/04
Small White 23/02 18/04 01/04 09/04 06/04
Green-veined White 18/04 19/04 13/04 05/05 12/04
Orange-tip 29/03 18/04 30/03 05/04 14/04
Green Hairstreak 22/04 21/04 09/04 08/05 18/04
Brown Hairstreak 08/08 31/07 03/08 14/08 02/08
Purple Hairstreak 03/07 01/07 01/07 11/07 04/07
White-letter Hairstreak 27/06 20/06 17/06 14/07 n/a
Black Hairstreak 03/06 06/06 15/06 19/06 21/06
Small Copper 22/04 14/05 07/05 27/05 04/05
Small Blue 12/05 15/05 07/05 22/05 16/05
Silver-studded Blue 30/06 01/07 02/07 16/07 18/07
Brown Argus 12/05 20/05 14/05 29/05 23/05
Northern Brown Argus   26/06 n/a 03/07 n/a
Common Blue 14/05 15/05 14/05 22/05 16/05
Chalk Hill Blue 15/07 04/07 08/07 14/07 11/07
Adonis Blue 27/05 26/05 28/05 29/05 30/05
Holly Blue 29/03 14/04 08/04 04/05 18/04
Large Blue 20/06 21/06 n/a 25/06 15/06
Duke of Burgundy 12/05 09/05 14/05 08/05 16/05
White Admiral 03/07 18/06 15/06 11/07 03/07
Purple Emperor 03/07 02/07 01/07 07/07 03/07
Red Admiral 14/02 01/01 25/03 07/05 30/05
Painted Lady 24/06 03/06 28/05 09/06 30/04
Peacock 23/02 26/03 09/03 21/03 06/03
Comma 25/02 05/04 16/02 25/03 10/03
Small Tortoiseshell 25/02 05/04 13/03 30/01 06/03
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 06/06 03/06 n/a n/a 16/06
Pearl-bordered Fritillary   03/06 20/05 02/06 17/05
High Brown Fritillary   27/06 n/a 03/07 n/a
Dark Green Fritillary 16/06 14/06 24/06 30/06 16/06
Silver-washed Fritillary 22/06 18/06 15/06 11/07 03/07
Marsh Fritillary 14/05 20/05 28/05 29/05 17/05
Glanville Fritillary   n/a n/a n/a n/a
Heath Fritillary   n/a n/a n/a 19/06
Speckled Wood 30/03 22/04 30/03 12/04 21/04
Wall Brown 14/05 20/05 28/05 n/a 16/08
Mountain Ringlet   n/a n/a n/a n/a
Scotch Argus   n/a n/a n/a n/a
Marbled White 15/06 14/06 14/06 19/06 15/06
Grayling   27/06 18/07 03/07 18/07
Gatekeeper 07/07 30/06 01/07 11/07 01/07
Meadow Brown 03/06 03/06 03/06 19/06 07/06
Ringlet 20/06 15/06 14/06 25/06 21/06
Small Heath 12/05 09/05 02/05 08/05 16/05
Large Heath   23/06 n/a n/a n/a