Lepidoptera First Sightings from 2014 to 2018
Species 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Chequered Skipper   n/a n/a n/a n/a
Small Skipper 25/06 24/06 25/06 02/07 28/06
Essex Skipper 01/07 27/06 11/07 09/07 28/06
Lulworth Skipper   n/a n/a n/a n/a
Silver-spotted Skipper 14/07 23/07 30/07 30/07 26/07
Large Skipper 03/06 28/05 29/05 18/06 08/06
Grizzled Skipper 07/05 15/04 07/05 04/05 17/05
Dingy Skipper 09/05 07/05 07/05 16/05 17/05
Swallowtail   n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wood White 27/05 27/05 28/05 30/05 31/05
Clouded Yellow   06/08 29/08 22/08 03/08
Brimstone 21/03 09/03 25/03 07/03 05/03
Large White 18/04 02/05 16/04 25/04 21/04
Small White 18/04 01/04 09/04 06/04 30/03
Green-veined White 19/04 13/04 05/05 12/04 15/03
Orange-tip 18/04 30/03 05/04 14/04 10/04
Green Hairstreak 21/04 09/04 08/05 18/04 18/04
Brown Hairstreak   03/08 14/08 02/08 03/08
Purple Hairstreak 01/07 01/07 11/07 04/07 03/08
White-letter Hairstreak 20/06 17/06 14/07 n/a n/a
Black Hairstreak 06/06 15/06 19/06 21/06 15/06
Small Copper 14/05 07/05 27/05 04/05 12/05
Small Blue 15/05 07/05 22/05 16/05 18/05
Silver-studded Blue 01/07 02/07 16/07 18/07 n/a
Brown Argus 20/05 14/05 29/05 23/05 25/05
Northern Brown Argus 26/06 n/a 03/07 n/a n/a
Common Blue 15/05 14/05 22/05 16/05 17/05
Chalk Hill Blue 04/07 08/07 14/07 11/07 06/07
Adonis Blue 26/05 28/05 29/05 30/05 01/06
Holly Blue 14/04 08/04 04/05 18/04 15/04
Large Blue 21/06 n/a 25/06 15/06 16/06
Duke of Burgundy 09/05 14/05 08/05 16/05 n/a
White Admiral 18/06 15/06 11/07 03/07 15/06
Purple Emperor 02/07 01/07 07/07 03/07 06/07
Red Admiral 01/01 25/03 07/05 30/05 25/05
Painted Lady 03/06 28/05 09/06 30/04 25/05
Peacock 26/03 09/03 21/03 06/03 09/03
Comma 05/04 16/02 25/03 10/03 08/03
Small Tortoiseshell 05/04 13/03 30/01 06/03 05/03
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 03/06 n/a n/a 16/06 n/a
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 03/06 20/05 02/06 17/05 17/05
High Brown Fritillary 27/06 n/a 03/07 n/a 30/07
Dark Green Fritillary 14/06 24/06 30/06 16/06 06/07
Silver-washed Fritillary 18/06 15/06 11/07 03/07 06/07
Marsh Fritillary 20/05 28/05 29/05 17/05 17/05
Glanville Fritillary   n/a n/a n/a n/a
Heath Fritillary   n/a n/a 19/06 n/a
Speckled Wood 22/04 30/03 12/04 21/04 13/04
Wall Brown 20/05 28/05 n/a 16/08 09/08
Mountain Ringlet   n/a n/a n/a n/a
Scotch Argus   n/a n/a n/a 29/07
Marbled White 14/06 14/06 19/06 15/06 10/06
Grayling 27/06 18/07 03/07 18/07 30/07
Gatekeeper 30/06 01/07 11/07 01/07 05/07
Meadow Brown 03/06 03/06 19/06 07/06 14/06
Ringlet 15/06 14/06 25/06 21/06 14/06
Small Heath 09/05 02/05 08/05 16/05 01/06
Large Heath 23/06 n/a n/a n/a 29/06