Thursday, 4 May 2017

Butterfly Yearlisting

This year as well as a 'little bit of botanising' I'm hoping to see and photograph all the British butterfly species, which will include three lifers, possibly more if I'm lucky enough to see any rare migrants. You never know! Andy's an old hand at it having seen all the species for several years in a row, so I'm in the best company. We've got off to a flying start too with 25 species 'in the bag' by the end of April. Here's a list of them with dates and locations.

1. Comma                                15th March Brockenhurst New Forest

2. Peacock                                15th March Beaulieu New Forest

3. Red Admiral                         15th March Wareham Foreset Dorset

4. Small Tortoisehell                15th March Wareham Forest Dorset

5. Small White                         25th March Dunscombe East Devon

6. Brimstone                             26th March Harpford Common East Devon

7. Green Veined White             28th March Wretton Cut Off Norfolk

8. Speckled Wood                     2nd April Ballard Down Dorset

9. Holly Blue                            2nd April Ballard Down Dorset

10. Small Copper                      2nd April Ballard Down Dorset

11. Orange Tip                          2nd April Ballard Dowm Dorset

12. Green Hairstreak                 11th April Ballard Down Dorset

13. Grizzled Skipper                 11th April Cotley Hill Wiltshire

14. Painted Lady                       11th April Cotley Hill Wiltshire

15. Wall Brown                         18th April Kynance Cove Cornwall

16. Clouded Yellow                   19th April Seaton Cornwall

17. Pearl-bordered Fritillary      19th April Ramshorn Down Devon

18. Large White                         19th April Ramshorn Down Devon

19. Small Blue                            22nd April Bottomcombe Portland Dorset

20. Duke of Burgundy                23rd April Noar Hill Hampshire

21. Dingy Skipper                       23rd April Noar Hill Hampshire

22. Wood White                          26th April Branscombe East Devon

23. Common Blue                       26th April Branscombe East Devon

24. Small Heath                           29th April Wretton Cut Off Norfolk

25. Brown Argus                         29th April Wretton Cut Off Norfolk




I haven't photographed all of them, but here's a few that I have got so far.



 Clouded Yellow

Dingy Skipper 


Duke of Burgundy
 

Small Blue
 

 Green-veined White

Grizzled Skipper


Orange Tip
 

Small Copper

Small White

 Speckled Wood



Wood White