Butterfly Conservation
saving butterflies, moths and our environment
Butterfly Conservation - saving butterflies, moths and our environment

2016 Last sightings

Small Blue
25 August

Small Skipper
24 August

Purple Hairstreak
22 August

White Admiral
19 August

Ringlet
10 August

Large Skipper
9 August

Purple Emperor
9 August

Silver-studded Blue
29 July

White-letter Hairstreak
22 July

Orange-tip
14 June

Dingy Skipper
13 June

Grizzled Skipper (1st brood)
11 June

Duke of Burgundy
10 June

Dingy Skipper
13 June

Green Hairstreak
6 June

Pearl-bordered Fritillary
28 May

Wood White
28 May

2016 First sightings

0 Species to date

Camberwell Beauty
22 August

Brown Hairstreak
23 July

Grayling
22 July

Silver-spotted Skipper
17 July

Monarch
17 July

Chalk Hill Blue
10 July

Gatekeeper
2 July

Purple Hairstreak
27 June

Purple Emperor
27 June

Essex-Skipper
24 June

White Admiral
24 June

Silver-washed Fritillary
24 June

White-letter Hairstreak
23 June

Ringlet
19 June

Small Skipper
19 June

Marbled White
17 June

Swallowtail
15 June

Silver-studded Blue
7 June

Dark-green Fritillary
7 June

Wood White
28 May

Meadow Brown
27 May

Large Skipper
22 May

Clouded Yellow
16 May

Small Blue
16 May

Adonis Blue  
15 May

Common Blue
7 May

Brown Argus
7 May

Small Copper
1 May

Duke of Burgundy
1 May

Pearl-bordered Fritillary
30 April

Small Heath
28 April

Wall
26 April

Dingy Skipper
18 April

Green-veined White
10 April

Green Hairstreak
10 April

Grizzled Skipper
12 April

Large White
12 April

Holly Blue
12 April

Orange Tip
12 April

Speckled Wood
22 March

Comma
25 February

Small Tortoiseshell
16 February

Small White
13 February

Brimstone
2 February

Peacock
23 January

Red Admiral
13 January

Painted Lady
6 January

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Recent sightings in Sussex

A picture of the month for September - NEW

As you know last month you chose Arthur Greenslade's White Admiral. Unfortunately, I was unable to get hold of Arthur's shortlist for this month. However, I did bump into Colin Knight whilst he was doing his transect on Mill Hill yesterday and he agreed to substitute for Arthur and has provided this wonderful selection of your sightings pictures.

Please vote for the picture you would like to see on our front page by clicking the button beneath the image. Please vote just once. Remember this is just a bit of fun and that all your sightings pictures are important to us.
(Ed jnr)


Wednesday 31 August

A good display of Adonis Blues on Malling Down yesterday. Male and female both in evidence. My picture shows both genders on the same flower head - note the female's turned up abdomen, a clear 'No' in butterfly language. After some persistent efforts from the male, she flew off.

One Clouded Yellow also flew over at great speed. Speckled Woods showing on the bushes by the side of the walk back to where I had parked. Meadow Browns and Small Heaths also present in good numbers. (Nigel Symington)