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 7th May 2014


South of River Tay North of River Tay
First Sighting Location First Sighting Location
Small Skipper        
Large Skipper 7th Jun Chirnside    
Clouded Yellow        
Large White 12th April Chirnside Bewickshire 2nd May Ballater
Small White 10th Apr Aberlady 2nd May Torphins, Banchory
Green-veined White 24th Mar Hutton Bridge 18th Apr Torphins, Banchory
Orange-tip 8th Apr Hutton Bridge 19th Apr Peterculter, Aberdeenshire
Green Hairstreak 29th Apr Galashiels 19th Apr Dinnet, Aberdeenshire
Purple Hairstreak        
Small Copper 6th May Garleton Hills, East Lothian 3rd May Alford, Aberdeenshire
Small Blue 13th May Burnmouth    
Northern Brown Argus 5th Jun Partenhall    
Common Blue 8th Jun Fancove    
Holly Blue        
Red Admiral 2nd May Paxton 12th Mar Scarffbanks, Elgin
Painted Lady 30th Apr Galashiels    
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 6th Jun Gordon, Borders 30th May Muchalls, Aberdeenshire
Pearl-bordered Fritillary     20th May Cambus 'o May
Dark Green Fritillary        
Speckled Wood 15th Apr Ladykirk, Borders 10th Jul Banchory
Wall 9th May Skateraw    
Mountain Ringlet        
Scotch Argus        
Grayling 16th Jun Blindwells, East Lothian    
Meadow Brown 16th Jun Blindwells, East Lothian 26th Jun Torphins, Banchory
Ringlet 13th Jun Edinburgh 26th Jun Torphins, Banchory
Small Heath 20th May Gordon Moss 21st May Cambus 'o May
Large Heath        
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