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 16th April 2015


South of River Tay North of River Tay
First Sighting Location First Sighting Location
Small Skipper        
Large Skipper 3rd Jun
Blaikie Heugh, Eyemouth
Clouded Yellow        
Large White 15th Apr Longniddry    
Small White 8th Apr Hutton Bridge 7th Apr Banchory
Green-veined White 16th Apr Skateraw 17th Apr Methlick
Orange-tip 9th Apr Haddington 17th Apr Tarland
Green Hairstreak 23rd Apr Avenel Hill, Galashiels    
Purple Hairstreak        
Small Copper 20th Apr Gullane    
Small Blue 13th May Lamberton    
Northern Brown Argus 28th May Burnmouth    
Common Blue 30th May Eyemouth Bay    
Holly Blue 21st Apr Gullane    
Red Admiral 8th Apr Bluestone Ford    
Painted Lady 11th Jun Torness    
Small Tortoiseshell 5th Feb Linlithgow 9th Feb Drumoak
Peacock 5th Feb Linlithgow 9th Feb Torphins
Comma 18th Mar Whiteadder 5th Apr Birse
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 12th Jun Gordon Moss    
Pearl-bordered Fritillary        
Dark Green Fritillary        
Speckled Wood 15th Apr Ale Water, Jedburgh    
Wall 8th May Blaikie Heugh    
Mountain Ringlet        
Scotch Argus        
Grayling 23rd Jun Partenhall, Burnmouth    
Meadow Brown 23rd Jun Ayton    
Ringlet 24th Jun Blindwells    
Small Heath 4th May Barns Ness    
Large Heath        
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