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Butterfly List 2013

His Grace the Duke of Burgundy – Hamearis lucina (Male)

His Grace the Duke of Burgundy – Hamearis lucina (Male)

Here’s my list of butterflies seen so far this year. The highlight so far being His Majesty, The Purple Emporer.

  1. Peacock Inachis io Pewsey, Wiltshire 6 April
  2. Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae Pewsey, Wiltshire 6 April
  3. Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni Pewsey, Wiltshire 6 April
  4. Orange Tip Anthocharis cardamines Aldbourne, Wiltshire 2 May
  5. Small White Pieris rapae Pewsey, Wiltshire 6 May
  6. Green-veined White Pieris napi West Woods, Marlborough, Wiltshire 19 May
  7. Large White Pieris brassicae West Woods, Marlborough, Wiltshire 19 May
  8. Speckled Wood Perarge aegeria West Woods, Marlborough, Wiltshire 19 May
  9. Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages Martin Down, Hampshire 26 May
  10. Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus Martin Down, Hampshire 26 May
  11. Common Blue Polyommatus icarus Martin Down, Hampshire 26 May
  12. Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus Martin Down, Hampshire 26 May
  13. Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria euphrosyne Bentley Wood, Wiltshire 26 May
  14. Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta West Woods, Marlborough, Wiltshire 26 May
  15. Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae Undisclosed, Wiltshire 18 May
  16. Duke of Burgundy Hamaeris lucina Undisclosed, Wiltshire 19 May
  17. Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi Undisclosed, Wiltshire 26 May
  18. Wall Lassiommata megera Morgans Hill, Wiltshire 8 June
  19. Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene Bentley Wood, Wiltshire 9 June
  20. Large Skipper Ochlodes venata Undisclosed, Wiltshire 29 June
  21. Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina Undisclosed, Wiltshire 29 June
  22. Marbled White Melanargia galathea Collard Hill, Somerset 30 June
  23. Small Skipper Thymelicas sylvestris Collard Hill, Somerset 30 June
  24. Large Blue Maculinea arion Collard Hill, Somerset 30 June
  25. Painted Lady Vanessa cardui Collard Hill, Somerset 30 June
  26. Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus Collard Hill, Somerset 30 June
  27. Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglajaha Martin Down, Hampshire 7 July
  28. Small Blue Cupido minimus Martin Down, Hampshire 7 July
  29. Brown Argus Aricia agestis Martin Down, Hampshire 7 July
  30. Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia Bentley Wood, Wiltshire 14 July
  31. White Admiral Limenitis camilla Bentley Wood, Wiltshire 14 July
  32. Purple Emporer Apatura iris Bentley Wood, Wiltshire 14 July
  33. Comma Polygonia c-album Bentley Wood, Wiltshire 21 July
  34. Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus Bentley Wood, Wiltshire 21 July
  35. White-letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-album Bentley Wood, Wiltshire 21 July
  36. Purple Hairstreak Neozephyrus quercus Bentley Wood, Wiltshire 21 July
  37. Chalkhill Blue Lysandra coridon Martin Down, Hampshire 26 July
  38. Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas Martin Down, Hampshire 26 July
  39. Clouded Yellow Colias croceus Martin Down, Hampshire 10 August
  40. Adonis Blue Lysandra bellargus Coombe Bissett Down, Wiltshire 18 August

And here’s my April 24-30 list from Cyprus. I’ve omitted species that I’ve also seen in the UK.

  1. Swallowtail Papilio machaon
  2. Eastern Bath White Pontia edusa
  3. Long-tailed Blue Lampides boeticus
  4. Little Tiger Blue Taracus balkanicus
  5. Eastern Baton Blue Pseudophilotes vicrama
  6. Cyprus Grayling Hipparchia cypriensis
  7. The Hermit Chazara briseis
  8. Cyprus Meadow Brown Maniola cypricola
  9. Mallow Skipper Carcharodus alceae
  10. Lulworth Skipper Thymelicus acteon
  11. Pygmy Skipper Gegenes pumilio
  12. Millet Skipper Pelopidas thrax
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