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2018 Last sightings

Updated 18 August

Adonis Blue

Black hairstreak
28 June

Brimstone

Brown Argus

Brown Hairstreak

Camberwell Beauty
13 July

Chalk Hill Blue

Clouded Yellow

Comma

Common Blue

Dark Green Fritillary
12 August

Dingy Skipper
14 August

Duke of Burgundy
4 June

Essex Skipper

Gatekeeper

Grayling
7 August

Green Hairstreak
24 June

Green-veined White

Grizzled Skipper
22 June

Holly Blue

Large Skipper
22 July

Large Tortoiseshell
15 March

Large White

Long-tailed Blue

Marbled White
25 August

Meadow Brown

Monarch

Orange-tip
6 June

Painted Lady

Peacock

Pearl-bordered Fritillary
27 May

Purple Emperor
27 July

Purple Hairstreak
12 August

Red Admiral

Ringlet
4 August

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-studded Blue
14 July

Silver-washed Fritillary

Small Blue

Small Copper

Small Heath

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Small Skipper

Small Tortoiseshell

Small White

Speckled Wood

Swallowtail
7 May.

Wall Brown

White Admiral
5 September

White-letter Hairstreak
20 July

Wood White

2018 First sightings

0 Species to date
* indicates a national first

Grayling
13 July

Silver-spotted Skipper
11 July

Brown Hairstreak
6 July

Chalk Hill Blue
27 June

Camberwell Beauty
23 June

Essex Skipper
22 June

Gatekeeper

Purple Emperor
17 June

Purple Hairstreak
15 June

Small Skipper
14 June

Silver-Washed Fritillary
13 June

Ringlet
9 June

Marbled White
9 June

White Admiral
8 June

White-letter Hairstreak
7 June

Silver-studded Blue
6 June

Black Hairstreak
4 June

Dark Green Fritillary
2 June

Meadow Brown
28 May

Large Skipper
26 May

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary
15 May

Adonis Blue
11 May

Small Blue
9 May

Swallowtail
7 May

Wood White*
6 May

Common Blue*
6 May

Brown Argus*
6 May

Duke of Burgundy
4 May

Pearl-bordered fritillary
4 May

Small Heath*
25 April

Wall Brown
22 April

Dingy Skipper
21 April

Clouded Yellow
18 April

Green Hairstreak*
18 April

Holly Blue
14 April

Orange-tip
14 April

Grizzled Skipper*
14 April

Large White
11 April

Green-veined White
3 April

Speckled Wood
31 March

Small Copper*
14 March

Large Tortoiseshell*
15 March

Small White
13 March

Painted Lady*
6 March

Peacock
25 January

Small Tortoiseshell
10 Jan*

Comma*
10 January

Brimstone
10 January

Red Admiral
10 January

Atlas Sites

Sites are listed according to their number in the "The Butterflies of Sussex". Sites which have been reported from in 2018 are coloured green.

1Stansted Forest
SU 74700 10500
2Harting Down
SU 79096 18002
3Kingley Vale
SU 82460 11093
4Levin Down
SU 88653 13378
5Heyshott Escarpment
SU 89900 16800
6Graffham
SU 92797 19351
7Eartham Wood
SU 94301 11051
8Rewell Wood
SU 98540 08053
9Fairmile Bottom
SU 98835 09454
10Houghton Forest
SU 99448 11553
11Medley Bottom
TQ 04400 11600
12Kithurst
TQ 07000 12500
13Chantry Hill
TQ 08060 12533
14Cissbury
TQ 13891 08024
15Steyning DS
TQ 16818 11325
16Anchor Bottom
TQ 20400 09300
17Mill Hill
TQ 21167 07456
18Edburton
TQ 23612 11325
19Benfield Hill
TQ 26167 07852
20Devils Dyke
TQ 26176 10681
21Saddlescombe
TQ 27021 11652
22Wolstonbury Hill
TQ 28100 13800
23Hollingbury Park
TQ35076
24Whitehawk Hill
TQ331049
25Bevendean Down
TQ 33800 06400
26Castle Hill
TQ 37015 06996
27Blackcap
SU 92096 29374
28Malling Down
TQ 42164 11255
29Well Bottom
TQ 45300 05500
30Newhaven Tide Mills
TQ 45999 00260
31Frog Firle farm/ High and Over
TQ 50916 01097
32Cuckmere Valley
TV 51613 98238
33Deep Dean
TQ 54300 03000
34Lullington Heath
TQ 54473 01754
35Friston Forest
TQ 51879 00174
36Beachy Head
TV 59467 96037
37Weavers Down
SU 81300 30400
38Chapel Common
SU 8194 2861
39Iping & Stedham Common
SU 85234 21996
40Thorney island
SU 76700 01000
41Binsted Wood
SU 99403 06629
42Ebernoe Common
SU 97576 27836
43Southwater Woods
TQ 15729 25765
44Knepp
TQ 15590 21737
45Warnham
TQ 17200 32700
46West Grinsted Downs Link
TQ 18251 23147
47Woods Mill
TQ 21836 13811
48Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve
TQ 31867 20558
49Markstakes Common
TQ 40116 18362
50Rowlands Wood & Park Corner Heath
TQ 51482 14924
51Abbots Wood
TQ 55781 07267
52Blunts Wood & Paiges Meadows
TQ 31828 24794
53Ashdown Forest
TQ 45901 27803
54Eridge Rocks/Old Park
TQ 55454 35509
55Hargate Forest
TQ 57445 36918
56Batts Wood
TQ 63783 27505
57Fore Wood
TQ 74700 13100
58Brede High Woods
TQ 79400 20200
59Hastings Country Park
TQ 84931 11732
60Beckley Woods
TQ 85800 21900
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Butterfly Conservation 50th Anniversary Silent Auction

To celebrate 50 years of Butterfly Conservation we are auctioning off a wide variety of one of a kind experiences, beautiful artwork and lots more.

Item #19 is a Purple Emperor Day at Knepp for four, accompanied by Matthew Oates and our own Neil Hulme.

Bidding ends on 21st of September.

Ed jnr


Sunday 23 September

It was a privilege to take part in Chris Packham's People's Walk for Wildlife in London yesterday (22 September), which started with many inspirational speeches, particularly those from youngsters. https://twitter.com/BellaLack/status/1043591775036891136. For me, Bella Lack (15) was the brightest of many stars. It was great to see such a strong presence of Butterfly Conservation people, including quite a few from BC Sussex. The peaceful march through London, to the loud tune of bird song played by many of the 10,000 participants, ended with more speeches, before a 200-point manifesto for wildlife was presented to Downing Street. Shockingly, the main stream media universally claimed the size of the march to be just 'hundreds'; such inaccurate reporting of numbers (much backtracking overnight) hasn't been seen since the US Presidential inauguration! Even worse, neither the BBC nor ITV bothered to cover the event, which rather highlights the difficulties in raising wider awareness of the plight of British wildlife. This seems like a good opportunity to emphasise the value of all the work done by our own volunteers, as a new work party season begins. I'd also like to thank the immense generosity of all those who bid for lots at the BC 50th Anniversary dinner at Eltham Palace the evening before, where c.12,000 was raised for the cause. And thank you to every one of our members, all of whom contribute to our work. (Neil Hulme)