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Butterfly List 2015

Marsh Fritillary, Euphydryas aurinia


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

  1. Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta North Star House, Swindon, Wiltshire 28 January
  2. Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae North Star House, Swindon, Wiltshire 18 March
  3. Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni North Star House, Swindon, Wiltshire 20 March
  4. Peacock Aglais io Pewsey, Wiltshire 6 April
  5. Comma Polygonia c-album May’s Lane, Kintbury, Berkshire 12 April
  6. Small White Pieris rapae North Star House, Swindon, Wiltshire 15 April
  7. Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria Pewsey, Wiltshire 16 April
  8. Orange Tip Anthocharis cardamines Vincients Wood, Chippenham, Wiltshire 16 April
  9. Large White Pieris brassicae North Star House, Swindon, Wiltshire 20 April
  10. Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus North Star House, Swindon, Wiltshire 21 April
  11. Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 24 May
  12. Wall Lasiommata megera Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 24 May
  13. Common Blue Polyommatus icarus Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 24 May
  14. Marsh Fritillary Euphydryas aurinia Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 24 May
  15. Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages Undisclosed location, Wiltshire 30 May
  16. Duke of Burgundy Hamearis lucina Undisclosed location, Wiltshire 30 May
  17. Brown Argus Aricia agestis Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 31 May
  18. Small Blue Cupido minimus Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 31 May
  19. Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus Silk Hill, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 14 June
  20. Ringlet Aphantopus hyperrantus Silk Hill, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 14 June
  21. Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina Silk Hill, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 14 June
  22. Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi Sidbury Hill, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 15
  23. Marbled White Melanargia galathea Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 21 June
  24. Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 21 June
  25. Painted Lady Vanessa cardui Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 21 June
  26. Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris Sidbury Hill, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 15 July
  27. Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola Sidbury Hill, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 15 July
  28. Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus Sidbury Hill, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 15 July
  29. Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia Everleigh, Wiltshire 17 July
  30. White Admiral Limentis camilla Everleigh, Wiltshire 17 July
  31. Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas Sidbury Hill, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 2 August
  32. Chalkhill Blue Polyommatus coridon Sidbury Hill, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 2 August
  33. Adonis Blue Polyommatus bellargus Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 29 August
  34. Clouded Yellow Colias croceus Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 20 September


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