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 19th April 2016


South of River Tay North of River Tay
First Sighting Location First Sighting Location
Small Skipper        
Large Skipper        
Clouded Yellow        
Large White 20th May Eyemouth    
Small White 19th Apr Hutton Bridge 31st Mar Arbroath
Green-veined White 15th Apr Dirleton    
Orange-tip 19th April Linlithgow    
Green Hairstreak 8th May Pentlands    
Purple Hairstreak        
Small Copper 8th May Gullane    
Small Blue 16th May Catcairn    
Northern Brown Argus        
Common Blue        
Holly Blue        
Red Admiral 3rd Feb Tyninghame    
Painted Lady 15th May Brunton, Fife    
Small Tortoiseshell 28th Feb Partanhall    
Peacock 22nd Feb New Horndean    
Comma 14th Mar Eyemouth 23rd April Aberdeen
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary        
Pearl-bordered Fritillary     11th May Aboyne
Dark Green Fritillary        
Speckled Wood 19th Apr Harestanes    
Wall 12th May Torness    
Mountain Ringlet        
Scotch Argus        
Meadow Brown        
Small Heath 15th May Barns Ness    
Large Heath        
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