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Butterfly List 2014

Holly Blue, Male

The first of the blues – Celastrina argiolus

Here’s my list of butterflies seen so far this year.

  1. Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae Hungerford, Berkshire 11 January
  2. Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni Pewsey, Wiltshire 8 March
  3. Peacock Inachis io Pewsey, Wiltshire 15 March
  4. Small White Pieris rapae New Forest Wildlife Park, Hampshire 28 March
  5. Comma Polygonia c-album New Forest Wildlife Park, Hampshire 28 March
  6. Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines May’s Lane, Kintbury, Berkshire 13 April
  7. Green-veined White Pieris napi 9 Mile River, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 19 April
  8. Speckled Wood Parage aegeria 9 Mile River, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 19 April
  9. Green Hairstreak Callophtys rubi 9 Mile River, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 19 April
  10. Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus 9 Mile River, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 19 April
  11. Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus Undisclosed location, Wiltshire 17 May
  12. Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages West Yatton Down, Wiltshire 18 May
  13. Brown Argus Aricia agestis West Yatton Down, Wiltshire 18 May
  14. Common Blue Polyommatus icarus West Yatton Down, Wiltshire 18 May
  15. Large White Pieris brassicae West Yatton Down, Wiltshire 18 May
  16. Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas West Yatton Down, Wiltshire 18 May
  17. Small Blue Cupido minimus West Yatton Down, Wiltshire 18 May
  18. Duke of Burgundy Hamearis lucina Undisclosed location, Wiltshire 18 May
  19. Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina Martin Down, Hampshire 12 June
  20. Large Skipper Ochlodes venata Martin Down, Hampshire 12 June
  21. Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae Martin Down, Hampshire 12 June
  22. Marsh Fritillary Euphydryas aurinia Martin Down, Hampshire 12 June
  23. Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja Martin Down, Hampshire 12 June
  24. Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria euphrosyne Bentley Wood, Wiltshire 12 June
  25. Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene Bentley Wood, Wiltshire 12 June
  26. Clouded Yellow Colias crocus Collard Hill, Somerset 20 June
  27. Painted Lady Vanessa cardui Collard Hill, Somerset 20 June
  28. Marbled White Melanargia galathea Collard Hill, Somerset 20 June
  29. Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus Kintbury, Berkshire 22 June
  30. Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris Morgans Hill, Wiltshire 1 July
  31. Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola Morgans Hill, Wiltshire 1 July
  32. Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus Conigre Mead Nature Reserve, Melksham, Wiltshire 20 July
  33. Chalkhill Blue Polyommatus coridon Martin Down, Hampshire 9 August
  34. Adonis Blue Polyommatus bellargus Martin Down, Hampshire 9 August
  35. Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia Bentley Wood, Wiltshire 9 August


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