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Events for 2024

We are putting together a season of Events to appeal to both novice and experienced Butterfly and Moth lovers. We will be adding more Events throughout the season so would recommend frequent viewing of the Events page to keep up to date.

All details can be seen via the Events page Click here.

We hope you can attend and enjoy these trips we are organising for you.

Transect Recorders Required

We are keen to attract transect recorders for two sites in West Sussex; Kingley Vale at SU820105 and Pagham Harbour at SZ856965. The Pagham Harbour site is managed by RSPB and is close to the visitor centre at Sidlesham. It is around 2.5 hectares in size and is known to have colonies of uncommon species such as Brown Hairstreak and White-letter Hairstreak. If you are interested, please contact Julia Lowson, transect co-ordinator, for further details, at transects@sussex-butterflies.org.uk

Sussex Butterfly Report 2023

Hot off the press is the Sussex Butterfly Report 2023 written by Martin Kalaher. This is the final report and includes December, it can be found here.

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Recent sightings in Sussex

First sightings


Previous sightings:


First sightings - 2024


1st   Red Admiral*

24th Small Tortoiseshell

26th Brimstone

26th Comma

26th Peacock


1st   Painted Lady

16th Speckled Wood


8th   Large Tortoiseshell

20th Small White

20th Green-veined White

20th Holly Blue

20th Orange-tip

20th Large White


6th   Green Hairstreak

13th Small Copper

14th Grizzled Skipper

20th Wall

24th Small Heath

29th Dingy Skipper

29th Duke of Burgundy

30th Clouded Yellow


4th   Pearl-bordered Fritillary

7th   Common Blue

10th Small Blue

11th Brown Argus

17th Adonis Blue

25th Meadow Brown

26th Large Skipper

*National first

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