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Butterfly List 2016


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

  1. Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae Knowle, Wiltshire 18 February
  2. Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni Everleigh, Wiltshire 12 March
  3. Peacock Aglais io Everleigh, Wiltshire 21 March
  4. Comma Polygonia c-album Everleigh, Wiltshire 21 March
  5. Small White Pieris rapae Pewsey, Wiltshire 14 April
  6. Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines Jones Mill, Pewsey, Wiltshire 23 April
  7. Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages Undisclosed location, Wiltshire 5 May
  8. Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus Pewsey, Wiltshire 7 May
  9. Green-veined White Pieris napi Pewsey, Wiltshire 7 May
  10. Large White Pieris brassicae Everleigh, Wiltshire 7 May
  11. Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae Sidbury Hill, Tidworth, Wiltshire 8 May
  12. Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi Sidbury Hill, Tidworth, Wiltshire 12 May
  13. Small Blue Cupido minimus Martin Down Nature Reserve, Hampshire 15 May
  14. Marsh Fritillary Euphydryas aurinia Martin Down Nature Reserve, Hampshire 15 May
  15. Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus Martin Down Nature Reserve, Hampshire 15 May
  16. Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria euphrosyne Bentley Wood, Wiltshire 15 May
  17. Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta Bentley Wood, Wiltshire 15 May
  18. Wall Lasiommata megera Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 22 May
  19. Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 22 May
  20. Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria Sidbury Hill, Tidworth, Wiltshire 26 May
  21. Adonis Blue Polyommatus bellargus Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 28 May
  22. Common Blue Polyommatus icarus Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 29 May
  23. Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus Jones’s Mill, Pewsey, Wiltshire 5 June
  24. Painted Lady Vanessa cardui Jones’s Mill, Pewsey, Wiltshire 5 June
  25. Ringlet Aphantopus hyperrantus Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 26 June
  26. Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 26 June
  27. Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 26 June
  28. Marbled White Melanargia galathea Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 26 June
  29. Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire 26 June
  30. Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola Jones Mill, Pewsey, Wiltshire 4 July
  31. Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus Branscombe, Devon 17 July
  32. Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphias Everleigh, Wiltshire 31 July
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