Butterfly First Sightings

The table below shows the first date and location that each species has been seen this year. Details are shown for both North and South of the East Scotland Branch recording area.

Please submit any sightings, including any for species seen earlier than in the table below, using the Individual Sightings function.

Last updated on 30th May 2013


South of River Tay North of River Tay
First Sighting Location First Sighting Location
Small Skipper        
Large Skipper        
Clouded Yellow        
Large White 12th April

Chirnside Bewickshire

Small White 10th Apr Aberlady    
Green-veined White 24th Mar Hutton Bridge 18th Apr Torphins, Banchory
Orange-tip 8th Apr Hutton Bridge 19th Apr Peterculter, Aberdeenshire
Green Hairstreak     19th Apr Dinnet, Aberdeenshire
Purple Hairstreak        
Small Copper        
Small Blue        
Northern Brown Argus        
Common Blue        
Holly Blue        
Red Admiral        
Painted Lady        
Small Tortoiseshell 28nd Feb Haddington 19th Mar Banchory
Peacock 16th Feb Newbridge 16th Mar Auchenblae, Aberdeenshire
Comma 11th Mar Aberlady 12th Mar Crathes Castle, Banchory
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary        
Pearl-bordered Fritillary        
Dark Green Fritillary        
Speckled Wood 15th Apr Ladykirk, Borders    
Mountain Ringlet        
Scotch Argus        
Meadow Brown        
Small Heath        
Large Heath        
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