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Sightings of Butterflies in Suffolk - 2020

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The Branch is always grateful for butterfly records and a recording form can be downloaded from the Recording page. 
We are always interested in sightings of any butterflies in any location in Suffolk but we are particularly grateful for records away from the coast and information on the following species:
BAP species; Dingy Skipper, White Letter Hairstreak, Silver-studded Blue, White Admiral, Grayling, Small Heath, Wall Brown
Others; Green Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak, Silver-washed Fritillary, Purple Emperor, Chalkhill Blue
(not Devil's Dyke)

Send Sightings by email to (please make sure you enter a subject) and they will appear below within a few days.
Clicking on the link should launch your usual email program.  If this does not seem to work just use the email address.

Please include the date, how many of each butterfly species seen, location with an ordnance survey grid reference if possible, and your name (if you want to).
If you would like to contribute to the annual survey please read the notes on the Recording page.

If you report a Brimstone this record will also be passsed to the Brimstone and Buckthorn project

Regular recorders are urged to use this sightings page to inform others of interesting sightings, but please do continue to send all your records to the county recorder at the end of the season as usual.

Return completed form by November to 20, Langstons, Trimley St Mary, Suffolk IP11 0XL  or to

Coronavirus - Butterfly Recording

The UK Government delivered a very strong and clear message on 23rd March 2020 with their updated guidance:

The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

Bearing this in mind, Butterfly Conservation strongly advises that you adhere to the message from the government, and therefore only record butterflies and moths in your gardens or when taking your once a day exercise.  Please do not make any special journeys away from your home in order to undertake recording activities, these would be considered as non-essential at the present time.

More information on recording during the current circumstances can be found on the Butterfly Conservation website

If visiting Purdis Heath, Pipers Vale and Landseer Park (or any other site for that matter) please keep to footpaths and recognised tracks and do not trample heather, ant nests or any other vegetation.  There are plenty of places where you can see butterflies from the paths.  Keep dogs on a lead.

Date  Butterflies seen (and other relevant information).  First Sighting of Year in Bold or Bold for rarer species
For a summary of First Sightings see the Suffolk Butterflies Page - click here
Location Grid Reference Name
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31 May
This morning on our walk in Wickham Market we had a Green Hairstreak on bramble but, otherwise it was very quiet for butterflies. 
Wickham Market TM308 569 Rob and Kerry Reeve 
31 May One Small Blue butterfly, one female Common Blue and the first Meadow Brown butterfly I have spotted this year plus a first time spotting of a female Dingy skipper  (📷 photo click here)     Braziers meadow and another meadow in Ravenswood Ipswich Braziers Meadow   Daniel Cable Davey
30 May 7 Silver-studded Blue (male), also Green Hairstreak, Small Copper, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue Purdis Heath SSSI   Helen Saunders
30 May Multiple sightings of solo Wall Browns throughout the day. 3 sightings in different areas of my large garden, and 7 sightings out on the adjacent very long station platform. So for the record, 1 Wall Brown, but circumstances suggest possibly 2 or more individuals. Plenty of Holly Blue and Orange Tip sightings, all solos, so 1 Holly Blue, 1 Orange Tip, and also 3 ancient Peacocks again. Somerleyton   Sue Cox
30 May At home I was thinking ‘there are no butterflies about’ then I saw the first large skipper. A possible sighting of hornet moth and old pupa found. Yesterday and today several meadow browns emerged and one small tortoiseshell and a couple of Cinnabar moths And that’s it!  (📷 photo click here Theberton   Trevor Goddard
30 May Pleased to find two Wall Browns on Sudbourne Marsh plus first Painted Lady of the year  (📷 photo click here Sudbourne Marsh   t Gi Grieco
30 May Frustrating glimpse of possible Wall east of Holbrook Creek earlier at TM176345 on path along edge of wheat crop just beyond the Blackthorn scrub strip. Holbrook Creek TM176345 t Mark Nowers
30 May A Green Hairstreak was seen in my garden in Aldeburgh on 30 May 2020 - my first sighting. It was favouring scabious and common thrift and stayed long enough for me to take photographs Aldeburgh   Roy Simpson
29 May Very pleased to see my first Large Skipper of the year, frantically nectaring on Red Campion in my garden. Also 3 veteran Peacocks, 4 Orange tips (2 courting pairs) and at least 3 Holly Blues. Somerleyton   Sue Cox
29 May A circular stroll around woods near Bentley this morning.  Large Skipper (📷 photo click here), Meadow Brown Bentley   t David Walsh
29 May Wildflower field at East End (East Bergholt) today: 26 Small Heath, 5 Green Hairstreak, 4 Common Blue, 2 Small White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Cinnabar. East Bergholt   Liz Cutting
29 May A pleasant stroll in the sunshine around Wolves Wood this morning produced the grand total of one fleeting White and 7 Speckled Woods. Very disappointing and no obvious explanation for the dearth of butterflies in this usually teeming wood. Wolves Wood   Jenny & Gary Plank
26 May 2 male Wall Browns, showing well in the usual place at SWT Carlton Marshes this pm, we are greatly indebted to Matt, Gavin, Robert, Andrew et al who look after them so well, thank you  (📷 photo click here     t Peter Ransome
26 May I hour walk through A14 underpass and in meadows either side.   Speckled wood 1, Orange tip 1, Small white 1, Red admiral 1, Holly blue 5, Common blue 2, Large Skipper 1, + Cinnebar moth 2, and Mother Shipton 1   Painted lady midday in our Bentley garden Bentley Belstead Meadows   Michael Bamford
26 May As we wanted to encourage brimstones in our garden in Thurston, our daughter gave us five buckthorn whips last Christmas. We are surprised to see they have been found already!  My husband counted eleven caterpillars today.  (📷 photo click here Thurston   Penny and Laurence Child 
25 May On a walk on the 25th May between Iken and Snape Marshes, I recorded Green-Veined White (4), Large White (3), Small White (6), Small Heath (5), Peacock (2), Small Copper (2), Orange-Tip (3), Red Admiral (1) and Large Skipper (1, First of the year   (📷 photo click here)). Also saw 3 Mother Shipton moths. Iken and Snape Marshes   Daniel Cooper
25 May At least six Wall Browns. plus a few Small Heaths, common blue and a male brimstone, Sudbourne / Orford TM432515 Rob Johnson and Laurence Potter
25 May A visit to Landseer Park this morning. 6 Small Blue (inc one female) (📷 photo click here). Also 10 Common Blue (inc one female), 2 Brown Argus, 2 Brimstone (1f,1m), 1 Small Copper, 1 Red Admiral. Landseer Park   t Kevin Ling
25 May It's amazing what you can see in Ipswich parks these days: Small Blue, Landseer Park, Ipswich today. The only definite one I saw (📷 photo click here Landseer Park,   t Steve Babbs
25 May Thanks to Alan Walker.  Green Hairstreak Butterfly was seen today on the reserve, last year 2019 one was seen on 29th June SWT Carlton Marshes,   t Robert Quadling
25 May butterfly update thanks to Andrew Easton we have the first Common Blue Butterfly sighting, first sighting in 2019 was on the 18th  (📷 photo click here SWT Carlton Marshes,   t Robert Quadling
25 May Checking up on our Wall Brown Butterflies at the sluice this morning 3 Wall Browns where showing all Males   (📷 photo click here)  SWT Carlton Marshes   t Robert Quadling
25 May Red Admiral; creed walk Bury St Edmunds IP32 t barry woodhouse
25 May Thanks to Andrew Easton  I have our first reported Meadow Brown Butterfly , in 2019 our first reported was on 14th June. SWT Carlton Marshes   t Robert Quadling
24 May Don’t know if Andrews female was near the sluice but there were 2 males and 1 female Wall Browns there this evening SWT Carlton Marshes   t Gavin Durrant
24 May Blustery and overcast at Carlton Marshes this morning but still six Wall Browns butterflies seen (We have our first reported Female  Wall Brown butterfly sighting, that's hope for some more to show this week - Robert Quadling) (📷 photo click here)  SWT Carlton Marshes   t Andrew Easton
24 May 2 Male Wall Browns fighting TM507955.  3 Wall Browns (1 pictured) and 1 Green Veined White (Pictured) in the area of TM505956 (📷 photo click here)  SWT Carlton Marshes TM5095 t Richard Martin
24 May My first Painted Lady of the year at Landguard Obs this morning also 3 Common Blue, 14+ Small White, 1 Green Hairstreak, 6 Holly Blue, 1 Small Copper and a single Cinnabar moth. Landguard Obs   t Will Brame
24 May Corton Cliff ( Black Hole ) Butterfly survey, only recorded 1 Small White  Corton Cliff   t Robert Quadling
23 May Three Painted Lady, two tatty and one pristine, also green hairstreak and a couple of small tortoiseshell on the beach between Sizewell and Thorpness Sizewell to Thorpness   Rob and Libby Johnson
23 May Butterflies recorded today 4 Wall Brown (Males), 1 Small White, 1 Large White,1 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral.  My best number of Wall Brown seen at any one time stands at 4 and these are all Males, I still have not seen any Females yet on the reserve ? SWT Carlton Marshes   t Robert Quadling
23 May I saw 3 Wall Browns this morning. I walked from the carpark all the way to the riverbank and turned left, walked about 30yds and they were there on the path; sorry can't be more precise (📷 photo click here)  SWT Carlton Marshes   t Paul Jespersen
23 May 2 Small Heath found on field margins at Great Finbourgh this week, (📷 photo click here)  Great Finbourgh   Margie & David Carter
22 May Two Wall Browns on bridleway flying low to keep out of breeze, Sudbourne/Orford TM432515 Rob and Libby Johnson
22 May The butterfly was at 622093E 255178N, Lat 52.157, Long 0.965. There are at least three small heaths, I saw two males and one female today at the same location.  (📷 photo click here)  Combs   Kenneth Mudd
21 May A mating pair of Brown Argus butterflies    (📷 photo click here Ravenswood   Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey
21 May My walk this afternoon over Landseer Park was rewarding, I saw at least 6 Small Blues, which are so inconspicuous, a Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus and several Common Blues. (📷 photo click here)  Landseer Park   t Mick Wright
21 May Pleased to find Brown Argus with Small Heaths in the meadow by Harleston Church (IP14) yesterday; large areas are uncut, so possibly good numbers present Harleston IP14 t Mark Brewster
21 May Wall Brown at North edge of Sudbourne Marshes Sudbourne Marshes TM450547 Jon Levine
21 May A small heath was seen in Combs, near Stowmarket. It was on the permissive footpath near agricultural land. I have not seen one here for many years Combs   Kenneth Mudd
20 May Numerous Holly Blue (at least 15) and Small Whites along Lowestoft old railway walk today, joined by 3 Large White, two male Orange-tip, two Red Admiral, three Speckled Wood and two Green-veined White. Too warm and sunny for many photo opportunities.  (📷 photos click here) Lowestoft   James Corton
20 May Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens) is a much loved nectar source for insects, here Small Copper and Brown Argus butterflies joining huge numbers of busy bees at the oasis of Newbourne Springs NR today  (📷 photo click here) Newbourne Springs   t Charles Cuthbert
20 May Late trickle of 5 Red Admirals through my SE Suffolk garden this afternoon.  (📷 photo click here Trimley   t Bill Stone
20 May A long walk around Shingle Street this morning produced just one Small Copper, 2 Peacocks, 4 male Orange Tips, 4 Small Heaths and several whites.  Shingle Street   Jenny & Gary Plank
19 May An emergence of Small Heaths made for an enjoyable afternoon walk. Have recorded only individuals of this butterfly species locally before now, but watched them in numbers in two locations today  (📷 photo click here Harleston   t Mark Brewster
19 May 16.00hrs:Just beyond the archery huts , 4/5 Dingy Skipper, 4/5 Common Blue, numerous Brimstones and Orange Tips, three small Coppers, one Speckled Wood. Down track heading south one green hairstreak. King's Forest   Nigel Hannay
19 May 2 Wall Brown on the station, flying low over the track and the platform and then the station flowerbeds. Four sightings altogether in a period of approximately one hour; two of one insect alone, and two of two individuals spiralling and chasing.   Somerleyton   Sue Cox
19 May One Wall Brown in Somerleyton Churchyard. (Spoke to man strimming and he said more of the graveyard would be left uncut this year.) Somerleyton Churchyard   David and Lilian Pitt
18 May Dingy Skipper and Green Hairstreak on Chalk Lane , Ride 202, Kings Forest  (📷 photo click here)  Kings Forest   Margie & David Carter
18 May Brown Angus in the garden today! One with telephoto and by time I changed to macro - it was one shot and he was off! Not seen them here before.  This bit around the pond has gone rather wild  (📷 photo click here) St James South Elmham   t Caroline
18 May A very obliging Green Hairstreak  (📷 photo click here) visiting Cotoneaster Horizontalis along with several Holly Blues in our garden Shotley Gate TM241341 Ian Peters
18 May Spring Wood - Belstead. On my run tonight, I paused briefly to observe my first Common Blue of the year Spring Wood   t Kevin Ling
18 May This afternoon at Sudbourne church we had one Wall Brown and several Small Copper. (Extensive strimming taking place!)   Sudbourne church   Rob and Kerry Reeve
18 May Walk around Gunton Meadow early afternoon yielded 3 Holly Blues, 1 common Blue and a Comma. Would have hoped for more if the sun kept out... Female Orange Tip in Gunton Wood and at long last, my first 2 green hairstreak Gunton Warren clifftops and male Orange Tip. Gunton   t James Wright
18 May We had a walk in the Kings Forest this morning looking for butterflies. Dingy Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Common Blue and Brown Argus all nfy , thanks to David Walsh for his help Kings Forest   t David Carter
18 May 3 Green Hairstreak, 4 Common Blue, 1 Small Heath, 2 Brown Argus, 12+ Small White, 1 Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Cinnabar moth Landguard   t Will Brame
18 May 3 Green Hairstreak, 3 Common Blue, 5 Holly Blue, 2 Orange Tip, 4 Small White Customs House   t Will Brame
17 May 1 Wall Brown in my garden,  flying low at speed and coming to rest on vegetation   Somerleyton   Sue Cox
17 May This afternoon I walked round the wildflower field in East End (East Bergholt) and saw 19 Small Heaths. Other butterflies were few and far between with 1 Peacock, 1 Small White and 1 Green Hairstreak East Bergholt   Liz Cutting
17 May Orange-tip (m) 1, Green-veined White 1, Brimstone 1, Red Admiral 1 Kiln Meadows   Richard Perryman
17 May A walk along Chalk Lane from the B1106 as far as the east side of the forest and then back on a parallel track produced 13 species of butterfly: 6 Dingy Skipper (📷 photo click here) , 26 Orange Tip, 1 Large White, 5 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Brimstone, 2 Speckled Wood, 19 Small Heath, 1 Peacock, 21 Small Copper, 3 Green Hairstreak, 1 Brown Argus and 7 Common Blue.  Also 10 Cinnabar, 2 Burnet Companion and 1 Mother Shipton.  Best birds were 2 Tree Pipits, 5 Woodlarks, 2 Cuckoos, 3 Stonechats and 12 Willow Warblers. King’s Forest   David Walsh
17 May South-west sections of Kings Forest, Suffolk visited today and good numbers of Dingy Skippers found including one pairing  (📷 photo click here Kings Forest   t Bill Stone
17 May Twelve species on our butterfly walk at Black Bourn Valley today, but very few of most.  Highlights were Green Hairstreak, Holly Blue that I’m sure was egg laying (checked Peter Eeles’ book on returning home) and Brown Argus Black Bourn Valley   t Mark Brewster
17 May Small heath again and red admiral marham park Bury St Edmunds IP32 t barry woodhouse
17 May Speckled wood small copper kings forest   barry woodhouse
17 May First Butterfly survey of Corton Cliff (Black Hole) Butterflies Recorded, 3 Small White, 2 Large White, 1 Holly Blue Corton Cliff   t Robert Quadling
17 May Well that's a first just had a Green Hairstreak Butterfly in the garden at 10.47am Lowestoft South TM 534 922 t Robert Quadling
17 May Green Hairstreak on dunes at Minsmere  (📷 photo click here) plus several Small Copper Minsmere   t Alex Rafinski
16 May Green Hairstreak landed briefly on low herbage at our feet. A welcome surprise.   Erwarton TM225348 Ian and Mandy Peters
16 May Mid morning walk round the wildflower field in East End (East Bergholt): 1 Small Copper, 1 Peacock, 9 Small Heath. Maybe with a bit of sun I’d have made double figures on the Small Heaths East Bergholt   Liz Cutting
16 May That cooler weather this week has had a impact on Butterflies, recorded today ,5 Orange Tip (M), 3 Peacock, 3 Green-veined white, 3 Wall Brown (M), 1 Red Admiral SWT Carlton Marshes   t Robert Quadling
15 May Large white 2, Small white  4, Green-veined white 6, Brimstone 1, Orange tip 2, Peacock 2, Red admiral 1, Comma 1, Holly blue 4, Brown argus 3, Small copper 1 at 11.15 -12.15 Piper's Vale   Michael Bamford
15 May This afternoon Diane and I had a walk close to but not into as there were people there, the Archery area of the Kings Forest.  No sign of Dingy Skipper but partly as there was little or sun.  Also there appeared to be almost no Birds Foot Trefoil out yet.   Did see Common Blue and Red Admiral for the first time this year as well as several Orange Tips, 2 Brimstone, Large White, Small White and Peacock   Also around the field behind our house (Sayers Breck on Lackford Lakes SWT reserve TL77V) Small Heath has been out for about 10 days in small numbers.  Specifically I saw 3 on Wednesday (13th) and we both (separately) had at least 1 about a week earlier.    Kings Forest   Peter Lack
15 May Red admiral fresh in to our coastal garden in Lowestoft.   (📷 photo click here Lowestoft   James Corton
15 May Lunchtime walk today, four Green Hairstreak seen Martlesham Common Nature reserve   t Kevin Ling
15 May At least four Red Admirals in Northfield Wood this afternoon as I walked through, and Green-veined whites were muscling in on the garlic mustard Northfield Wood   t Mark Brewster
15 May We saw many Small Heath and Small Copper butterflies on our walk  this morning on Cavenham Heath NNR Cavenham Heath NNR   t David Carter
15 May Small Heath and Small Copper out at Upper Hollesley Common this morning, Cinnabar moth too Upper Hollesley Common   t Eddie Bathgate
15 May Small heath still present same spot same place, 2 green veined whites marham park Bury St Edmunds IP32 t barry woodhouse
14 May Small heath again this afternoon marham park Bury St Edmunds IP32 t barry woodhouse
14 May Small Coppers out today at Upper Hollesley Common Upper Hollesley Common   t Eddie Bathgate
13 May Surprised to see a few Butterflies here, during a brief lull in the cold North Easterlies on Tuesday. Single Brimstone, Common Blue and Comma. Felixstowe TM292330 John Hanley
13 May Living up to it’s name. My first Wall Brown of the year!  (📷 photo click here   TM511961 t Richard Martin
13 May My first small copper of the year this afternoon cavenham heath   t barry woodhouse
12 May One male Common Blue butterfly flying around and nectaring and a Green veined white and Green hairstreak both at rest upon brambles.   (📷 photos click here Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey
12 May at 06.58 this morning a Red Admiral sunning itself beside the Fonnereau Way footpath (📷 photo click here) Ipswich TM167470 Paul Gilson
12 May A few butterflies from my walk near Leiston, Suffolk this morning: Small Copper, Small Heath and Holly Blue (female egg-laying on Holly) (📷 photos click here)   - also noted at least three Red Admirals on the move in a general northerly direction Leiston   t Charles Cuthbert
12 May Small heath; marham park Bury St Edmunds IP32 t barry woodhouse
11 May First Red Admiral of the year today at Heritage Green, Kessingland  (📷 photo click here). Also two Male Orange Tip, Small and Large White and Holly Blue Kessingland   t David Borderick
10 May This morning we saw 3 Green Hairstreaks, 4 male Orange Tips, 2 Green-veined Whites, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood and the usual unidentified Whites. Chillesford Forest  TM3952 Gary Plank
9 May Brimstone butterfly in my garden at Rookery Close Oulton Broad   Jane Ferguson
9 May Brimstone Carlton Marshes   Jane Ferguson
9 May 2 Wall Brown at Carlton Marshes during our walk today  (📷 photos click here)  SWT Carlton Marshes    
9 May Butterflies recorded,65 Green-veined White, 32 Peacock, 23 Orange Tip (18 M +5 F), 6 Holly Blue, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Brown Argus, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Wall Brown (M), 2 Brimstone (M), 1 Small Copper SWT Carlton Marshes   t Robert Quadling
9 May 3 green veined white, 1 large white, 2 holly blue, marham park. 1 holly blue hunter road  Bury St Edmunds IP32 t barry woodhouse
9 May Green Hairstreak at Great Cornard Country Park, 1 of at least 3 seen - the highlight of todays walk  (📷 photo click here Great Cornard   t Stuart Read
9 May Walk from home this morning was to Holy Trinity Church,Gisleham. Churchyard sightings : Small Copper, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Comma, Red Admiral, Orange Tip Gisleham   t Jane Ferguson
9 May Wall Brown butterfly at Carlton Marshes this morning on my walk from home  (📷 photo click here) Carlton Marshes   t Jane Ferguson
9 May Green Hairstreak again this morning  in our North Lowestoft garden also North Lowestoft   t Peter Ransome
9 May Sightings from East end to Dodnash woods walk today.. Holly blue , Speckled wood, Orange tip, Peacock, Small tortoiseshell, Small heath, Small white, Comma and Large white. East Bergholt TM103357 Gary Coppard
9 May Two Brown Argus butterflies basking and nectaring   Braziers meadow  Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey   
9 May Ten species in and around Old Hall Wood on my dog walk this morning.  New Brown Argus location for me with 6 seen. Also 5 Peacock, 3 Orange Tip (2m,1f), 4 Speckled Wood, 1 Male brimstone, 1Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Large White 1 Holly Blue Bentley, Old Hall Wood   t Kevin Ling
9 May Wildflower Field at East End, East Bergholt: 8 Small Heaths and 1 Green Hairstreak High Hillies, East Bergholt: 5 Small Heaths and 1 Small Copper On the rest of my walk, a smattering of Large & G-V Whites and Orange Tips and 1 Peacock. East Bergholt   Liz Cutting
9 May Two separate female Holly Blues and one male have been in the garden in the past three days.  Both females seen ovipositing on alder buckthorn (about 7 feet tall now).  8th May.  Female holly blue ovipositing on alder buckthorn in our garden in north Lowestoft (📷 photo click here)   Lowestoft   James and Lucie Corton
8 May Sadly did not have my camera with me but reasonably certain that this was a Large Tortoiseshell. Basking in warm sunshine at field edge this evening at 18.20 hours. Watched down to 2.5 metres.  Blue spots on hind wing but none on forewing. Is it possible after a constant easterly over the last 3 days ??  Have never seen one before ; could an aberrant Small Tortoiseshell have blue spots only on hind wing ??   Perhaps someone else will see it around    Sapiston   Brian Taylor
8 May I can confirm that we have recorded our first 2 Wall Brown Butterflies at SWT Carlton Marshes today. Lets hope for a lot more this year if you see any on this reserve could you please let me know giving a Ref Point or a TM Number as this Butterfly is closely monitored every year     t Robert Quadling
8 May First Wall Brown butterfly seen (📷 photo click here SWT Carlton Marshes   SWT Broads Warden
8 May A 'permitted' round walk from Playford in the Fynn Valley gave us one Peacock, one Holly Blue, one Speckled Wood, 20-30 male Orange Tips, one Green-veined White and numerous other whites. Playford   Jenny & Gary Plank
8 May Orange-tip (m) 2 (f) 2, Green-veined White 2, Speckled Wood 1, Red Admiral 2, Peacock 2, Ashground Plantation   Richard Perryman
8 May Green Hairstreak in our North Lowestoft garden, the first for 3 years!  (📷 photo click here North Lowestoft   t Peter Ransome
8 May Males of orange tip Gunton Church and Brimstone, Dip Farm car park by Corton woods. Gunton, Corton   t James Wright
8 May Red Admiral IP32 marham park BSE 07.40 several green veined whites Bury St Edmunds IP32 t Barry Woodhouse
7 May Saw up to 6 Green Hairstreak on gorse on Wortham Ling.  Don't think many have been seen there before. (📷 photo click here)  Wortham Ling   Cara Phillips
7 May Dingy Skippers seen flying in the King's Forest on 7th May (by David Tomlinson) King's Forest   Rob Parker
7 May Our first ever garden record of a Green Hairstreak. Also one Speckled Wood, two Holy Blues and several passing Whites Kesgrave  TM230452 Gary & Jenn Plank
7 May Brimstone Butterfly at Arbor Lane Pakefield   Jane Ferguson
7 May Female Brimstone was seen egg-laying on Alder buckthorn bushes specially planted for them on the course Ipswich Golf Club   t Ipswich golf club ecology
7 May 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Copper,  1 Large White, 7 Small White Landguard   t Will Brame
7 May 2 Green Hairstreaks (📷 photo click here), 7 Speckled Wood, 1 Large White, 2 Small White, 5 Holly Blue Peewit Hill   t Will Brame
7 May First Small Heath butterflies of the year, 6 seen and recorded by river Stour  (📷 photo click here     t Tony and Sandy
6 May Male and female brimstone observed in a tangled dance, it seemed the female had already mated and presented a rejection posture. 6 Green Hairstreaks noted. (📷 photos click here Pipers Vale, Ipswich   Sam Chamberlin Ipswich Borough Council Ranger
6 May Five Brown Argus butterflies first specimens encountered this year including a mating pair (📷 photos click here Ipswich, Ravenswood   Daniel Cable-Davey   
6 May 2 Small Coppers, 3 Small Heaths, 1 Peacock, 1 Orange-tip, 1 Green-veined White Dodnash Fruit Farm   Liz Cutting
6 May First Wall Brown of the year, in my garden.  Somerleyton TM4797 Sue Cox
6 May Green Hairstreak 5+ Plentiful, mainly on oak leaves Wortham Ling TM 09600 79364 Dave Griffiths
6 May Orange-tip (m) 2 (f) 2, Small White 1, Green-veined White 2, Brimstone (m) 2 (f) 1, Peacock 5, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Holly Blue 1 Belstead Meadows   Richard Perryman
6 May Orange-tip (m) 1, Peacock 1, Holly Blue 1 Ipswich SW   Richard Perryman
6 May The first Common Blue for me opposite the Customs House today, 2 Orange tip males, 3 Small White Landguard   t Will Brame
6 May My exercise walk was to Landseer Park. Highlights included an emperor moth in flight (no lure used), 4 green hairstreaks Landseer Park   t Steve Babbs
6 May Just had a Male Brimstone Butterfly pass thro my garden at 13.20pm South Lowestoft TM 5392 t Robert Quadling
5 May Our first Red Admiral of the year, warming up on the garden fence this evening  (📷 photo click here Stowmarket   t David Carter
4 May A few more butterflies from my local patch today: Small Copper, Orange-tip (female on Common Daisy flower), and Green-veined White (female egg-laying).  (📷 photos click here Kelsale   t Charles Cuthbert
4 May Pleased and surprised to see this very fresh Red Admiral on the bare margin of an arable field near my home this morning, presumably a newly-arrived migrant from somewhere in Europe?  (📷 photo click here) Kelsale   t Charles Cuthbert
4 May Green veined White parkington walk IP32,  4 male orange tip oaks road playing field woods IP32  14.15 Bury St Edmunds IP32 t Barry Woodhouse
4 May Holly Blue Ipswich NE   Richard Perryman
4 May Lunchtime walk over landseer park. Good number of butterflies over 20+ green veined whites, 10+ small white, x5 large white, x4 speckled wood, x2 orange tips, x4 holly blue and what seemed a larger blue butterfly but wasn’t able to ID Landseer Park   t Chris
3 May I had my first Red Admiral of the year in the garden yesterday Gunton   t James Wright
2 May Speckled Wood in the cemetery and both Orange-tips & Holly Blues in the garden.  Martlesham Church had Peacocks and a Red Admiral as well. Woodbridge   t Eddie Bathgate
2 May First two male Common Blue butterflies of the year basking and nectaring   Ravenswood  Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey  
2 May Usual Orange Tips, Peacocks and Green-veined Whites plus my first Small Heath and first Small Copper of the year Bentley   Liz Cutting
2 May Nice to get my first Suffolk report of Small Heath today via @iRecordWildlife a sighting from Hinderclay Hinderclay   t Bill Stone
2 May Small White Burnett Meadow   Richard Perryman
2 May First Red Admiral of year in garden this morning.    NR33 t Mark Ellis
2 May Green veined White IP32 Klondyke  12.44 Bury St Edmunds   t Barry Woodhouse
2 May Pipers Vale this afternoon, threatening thunders storms and rain with a few brief sunny periods.  During the sunny spells I had two Green Hairstreak and three Brimstone Pipers Vale   t Mick Wright
1 May Brown Argus 1  (📷 photos click here), Small Copper 1   Sandpit Covert, Wherstead TM15054095 Wherstead TM1540 David Walsh
30 Apr 2 Small Whites and orange tip opposite customs House Felixstowe   t Will Brame
30 Apr Pleased to see a butterfly again today, a Small White through the garden. First for several days and just before the wind and the rain arrived Trimley St Mary   t Bill Stone
29 Apr Nick Blacker had a Wall Brown butterfly in his garden  Not seen it since   TM541955 t James Wright
26 Apr My first Holly Blue in the garden today  (📷 photo click here)     t Chris Mutimer
26 Apr Butterflies seen on my exercise walk 12 Small White, 4 Holly Blue, 3 Orange Tip (Males), 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Peacock, 1 Green Hairstreak ( Male) Lowestoft South   t Robert Quadling
26 Apr 1 green veined white IP32 bell meadow; 1 green veined white IP32 Northumberland Avenue   mid afternoon Bury St Edmunds   t Barry Woodhouse
26 Apr A single PAINTED LADY butterfly was the highlight of my Long Melford walk this morning. First one I've seen this year Long Melford   t Darren Underwood
26 Apr On today's local walk we found our first Painted Lady of the year  (📷 photo click here) Stowmarket   t David Carter
26 Apr Orange-tip (m) 3 (f) 2, Large White 2, Green-viened White (m) 1, Speckled Wood 3, Holly Blue 1 Chantry Park   Richard Perryman
26 Apr 1 Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue  sighted today Woodbridge   Jane Healey
26 Apr A Red Admiral today down Stutton Hall Drive was my 13th butterfly species of the year. Stutton   t Mark Nowers
25 Apr At least 5 Red Admiral over or through the garden this lunchtime. All heading in a northerly direction. A couple pausing briefly to nectar on lilac Trimley St Mary   t Bill Stone
25 Apr Today i recorded a first ever sighting of Green Hairstreak in our garden at the Street Melton, sadly very brief. Melton   Steve Fryett
24 Apr Brief lunchtime walk in the woods behind police headquarters today. Orange-tip seen ovipositing and found a Green Veined White ovum too. Also 2 Large White, 2 Green-veined White 2 male Orange-tip, a Speckled Wood and a peacock Martlesham   t Kevin Ling
24 Apr A fabulous Green hairstreak butterfly on Gorse  (📷 photo click here Purdis Heath Golf   Ipswich golf club ecology
24 Apr Holly Blue (📷 photo click here) and Speckled Wood on our Stowmarket walk this morning, also Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Green-veined White and many Orange Tips Stowmarket   t David Carter
24 Apr Brimstone in Pakefield just now. Rare here Pakefield TM 54080 90831 t Antony Wren
24 Apr Peacock 5, Red Admiral 1 (📷 photo click here) , Speckled Wood 3, Large White 1, Green-veined White 5, Small White 1, Brimstone 1, Orange Tip 5, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Comma 2, Green Hairstreak 1, Holly Blue 2 Belstead Brook Park TM1440 Tetrad David Walsh
24 Apr A walk from the Church in Gt Glemham uphill along road, down footpath to Low Road and loop round. Lots of Orange Tips both male and female; 3 Peacocks; a Speckled Wood; a male Brimstone and a first for me this year a beautiful Holly Blue Gt Glemham TM3361 Geraldine Smith
24 Apr On my exercise walk today from home spotted 3 Green Hairsteak butterflies on Rushmere Common (Heath) near the water tower end [at 13.28 24th April] plus a further 2 on the edge of Sandlings Local Nature Reserve - (📷 photo click here Rushmere Common   Bryan Wright
24 Apr Female Orange Tip observed on Honesty in our Wickham Market garden on Wednesday, 22nd April, and this egg plus one other was found today (24/4/20)  (📷 photo click here). Other sightings include Holly Blue, 2 x Orange tip (male), and Peacock. Wickham Marke   Rob and Kerry Reeve
24 Apr Orange-tip (m) 3 (f) 2, Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Speckled Wood 1, Comma 1, Holly Blue 1 Ashground Plantation   Richard Perryman
23 Apr 5 Peacocks, 6 male Orange tips, 4 male Brimstones, 5 Small coppers, 2 Commas, 3 Green veined whites  Braziers meadow Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey 
23 Apr My first sighting this year during my lockdown daily walk through the adjacent Sandlings Local Nature Reserve Rushmere St.Andrew - Green Hairstreak at 14:10. Rushmere St.Andrew   Bryan Wright
23 Apr Orange-tip (m) 1, Small White 1, Large White 1, Holly Blue 1 Ipswich SW   Richard Perryman
23 Apr Two Holly Blues briefly in our Kesgrave garden today. Kesgrave   Jenny & Gary Plank
23 Apr This morning's health walk was beside the River Lark, near Fornham Plenty of Orange-tips, Small & Green-veined Whites, One Peacock and a fresh Speckled Wood (early) Fornham   Rob Parker
23 Apr Our first Speckled Wood of the year today, 23 April, in our garden Flowton TM085470 Rob Clements
23 Apr Out with the kids on our daily exercise. Encountered this GREEN HAIRSTREAK and 4 others at the end of Alton Hall Lane (📷 photo click here)   Alton Hall Lane   t Mark Nowers
23 Apr Holly blue in my garden IP32 hunter road 15.04 ; Male brimstone tayfen meadows  15.40 Bury St Edmunds   t barry woodhouse
23 Apr In lovely scrub area off Barking Rd/Grinstead Hill, Needham Mkt,  Female Brimstone, Orange Tip, Holly Blue, Speckled Wood & Peacock seen Needham Mkt   t John Walshe
22 Apr Two Holly Blue butterflies seen at rest upon oak and bramble leaves first two encountered this year  Ipswich, Braziers wood   Daniel Cable-Davey 
22 Apr During my walk in the Fynn Valley from Playford this morning I counted 11 Orange Tips ( 10 M 1 F) , 3 Peacocks and one Speckled Wood. Also  unidentified whites. Fynn Valley   Jenny Plank
22 Apr Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 1 Kiln Meadow Spring Wood TM1441 Richard Perryman
22 Apr Orange-tip 7,  Brimstone 2, Peacock 12, Speckled Wood 1 Belstead Meadows TM1341 Richard Perryman
22 Apr Today's exercise ride/walk to Kiln Meadow and back via Belstead Brook & Bourne Park.  Butterflies inc. Large & Small White, Peacock, Brimstones (m & f), Orange Tip (m & f), Speckled Wood, Common Blue Belstead Brook area   t Ray York
22 Apr Orange Tip and Peacock Butterfly on our morning walk to Carlton Marshes Carlton Marshes   t Jane Ferguson
22 Apr 6 x Peacock butterflies, 2 x Holly Blue, 3 x Small White, Large White, Green Veined White, Brimstone and 4 x Orange Tips, seen around Mendlesham at midday today Mendlesham   t Cheryl Deeks
22 Apr Holly blue Sussex road  09.28 bury st Edmunds   t barry woodhouse
21 Apr Spotted on my afternoon walk this worse for wear Red Admiral and Peacock. Lots of Speckled Wood, Orange Tip and Holly Blues about in abundance  (📷 photo click here Ipswich, Landseer Park   t Sarah
21 Apr Had my 1st Green Hairstreak of the year at . Also 1 Comma, 4 Orange tip, 2 Peacock and 2 Small White IP33 2RN   t Craig Fulcher
21 Apr Two Small copper butterflies basking in the sun plus one Green veined white  Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey 
21 Apr Holly Blue, Oakes road Bury St Edmunds   t Barry Woodhouse
21 Apr Saw my 1st Red Admiral this morning on dog walk near Farriers Road, Stowmarket      t John Walshe
21 Apr Orange-tip Butterfly on a dandelion clock (📷 photo click here Melton   t John Richardson 
20 Apr Orange tip 15 (📷 photo click here) , small tortoiseshell 2, peacock 3, green vained white 1 Wllisham   t Nathaniel Cant
20 Apr Orange Tip 2, Large White 1, Green-veined White 5, Peacock 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Comma 2, Green Hairstreak 1 (📷 photo click here) Belstead Brook Park (Ashground Plantation east and Braky Wood areas)    TM1541 David Walsh 
20 Apr Orange Tip 1, Green-veined White 1, Brimstone 1, Speckled Wood 1, Peacock 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Comma 3   Belstead Brook Park (Ashground Plantation west and Kiln Meadow areas)  TM1441 David Walsh 
19 Apr Two Small copper butterflies basking and nectaring from dandelions      Braziers meadow Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey 
19 Apr Lots of male and female orange tips around round here. Plus, walking down the road near the Eels Foot and looking towards the reed beds, TWO bitterns popped out for a wander. Meanwhile, this Large Tortoiseshell was also around. (📷 photo click here) Eels Foot near Minsmere    t Mark Solomons  
19 Apr Thanks to volunteer warden Ian Fergusson for these wonderful photos of Orange-tip's  at Darsham Marshes. Plenty out on the wing at the moment!   (📷 photos click here) Darsham Marshes   SWT North East Suffolk Warden
19 Apr Lady Brimstone, joyfully observed egg-laying on Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) today  (📷 photo click here) .  One of two females, both with the same mission in our breezy suburban garden.  One photographed with a smartphone, laid two ova side-by-side, first ovum is highlighted in the image.  The leaf laid upon was about 2 metres above the ground.  The other was laying at about 5 metres on Alder Buckthorn.  Never underestimate the power of these wonderful creatures to find their food plant.  We have a small (1 metre) pot grown Alder Buckthorn on the front doorstep which has 7 eggs which have been laid within the last 2 hours.  Fun fact. Did you know that Rhamnus - the genus of Buckthorn - shares its name with Rhamnus or Rhamnous, an important fortified town of Ancient Greece? Wikipedia says it got its name from a thick prickly shrub which still grows upon the site (presumably Buckthorn).  It is also said that charcoal was produced there. Several thousand years later, Buckthorn was being used to produce fine charcoal in the UK. Ipswich E   Julian Dowding
19 Apr At long last a male Speckled Wood landed in my garden long enough to get a few didgy's this morning (📷 photo click here). Before the wind got up a couple of Orange-tips were also seen along with Large and Small Whites, Peacock and Holly Blue Felixstowe   t Paul Oldfield
19 Apr Female Green-veined White butterfly busy laying eggs in the garden  (📷 photo click here) Trimley St Mary   t Bill Stone
19 Apr Three pairs of orange tips; One comma, guarding the same branch of the same tree as previous generations!; Pair of brim stones; Pair of speckled wood; Small white  Whepstead IP29 4 SU Guy Schooling
19 Apr Green Hairstreak showing well at Kiln Meadow this morning. First sighting is always a highlight of my butterfly year  (📷 photo click here     t Kevin Ling
17 Apr First Small Copper butterfly sighting of the year spotted basking upon bare ground   Observed another two Green hairstreak butterflies flying and interacting around a different cherry plum tree Ravenswood  Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey
16 Apr First sighting of Brimstone egg on my Buckthorn at home   (📷 photo click here Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
16 Apr 1 Peacock, 2 male Orange Tip and 1 Holly Blue in our garden Shotley Gate TM241341 Ian Peters
16 Apr Observations of at least 6 Green Hairstreaks at Pipers Vale today  (📷 photo click here)  Pipers Vale   Sam Chamberlin Ipswich Borough Council Ranger
16 Apr First Holly Blues of the year seen in the garden today (finally), plus Brimstone, Green-veined White, Orange-tips and Peacock Onehouse   t Mark Brewster
16 Apr Our first Holly Blue of the year here in Flowton today together with Comma, several Peacock and several Orange Tip.   Flowton TM085470 Rob Clements
16 Apr Encountered two Green hairstreak butterflies flying around a cherry plum tree, 2 Peacock, 2 Comma, 3 Male Orange tips,1 male Brimstone and 2 male Green veined whites Braziers meadow and Braziers wood   Daniel Cable-Davey
15 Apr 1 Green-veined White and 1 Peacock seen in the garden today Shotley Gate TM241341.  1 Comma seen in Ganges Wood Shotley Gate TM243341 Shotley Gate TM2434 Ian Peters
15 Apr On our circular walk round Wickham Market Fowls Watering today many Orange tip males, we stopped counting after a dozen, but only one confirmed female. Also many Peacocks and Commas plus 2 x Large White.    Wickham Market   Rob and Kerry Reeve
15 Apr Two twirling Speckled Woods this morning as I climbed the wooded path uphill from Mere to Castle, they seem very early?  Also male and female Orange Tips but not together   Framlingham TM2863   Geraldine Smith
14 Apr Male Orange Tip in our garden yesterday     Jenny Plank
12 Apr Fleeting view of my first Holly Blue of the year as it quick disappeared over our ivy covered hedge   A few more male Orange Tip in evidence Shotley Gate TM241341 Ian Peters
12 Apr 1 red admiral, 1 green veined white, one female holly blue, two male orange tips, five whites, peacock and small tortoiseshell. Large white, emerged from pupa during the day. Ipswich IP1 Robert Brown
12 Apr Sunny morning, little wind I walked a loop around the field adjoining our garden and finished coming through the old Cemetery.  My first Comma of the year on the cemetery hedge, several Peacocks everywhere and a Male Brimstone in cemetery and garden, quite likely the same one, also Orange tips of both sexes.  Framlingham   Geraldine Smith
11 Apr 2 red admiral, 2 holly blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 peacocks, 4 orange tip bramford gipping   t Matt
11 Apr First Orange tip (2) and Holly Blue in the garden yesterday Southwold   t Craig Fulcher
11 Apr 8+ Orange tips, 4+ Peacocks, 2 x Speckled wood,  Comma, and Green-veined White    Wickham Market TM317 558 Rob and Kerry Reeve
11 Apr 9 male Orange tips, 8 male Brimstones, 5 male Green veined whites, 5 Peacocks and 3 Commas  braziers meadow Ravenswood Ipswich Braziers Meadow   Daniel Cable-Davey
11 Apr Sightings from the North Cove reserve (near Beccles) in today's sunshine: Peacock, Brimstone (2m, 1f), Orange tip (7m), Green-veined white. Nearby, but outside the reserve 1 Speckled wood and 1 Holly blue. North Cove   Peter Norfolk
11 Apr 1 Small White -TM 53510 92250 Lowestoft South, Walk and Cycle track behind Kimberley Road.  1 Large White – Lowestoft South, end of path leading from Southwell Road to Tom Crisp Way A 12.  1 Green-veined White + 1 Large White + 1 Orange Tip ( Female) TM 53775 92199, Lowestoft South, small grass area between Tom Crisp Way A 12 and Durban Road. Lowestoft TM5392 Robert Quadling
11 Apr 1 Peacock- TM 53560 91973 Lowestoft South, Birds Lane opp Tom Crisp Way A 12.     1 Peacock TM 53551 91919, Lowestoft South opp side of A 12 walking back towards Fen Park Lowestoft TM5391 Robert Quadling
11 Apr Comma, Brimstone, Orange-tip and 2 Peacocks in our garden yesterday.  Also 2 Holly Blues and an Orange-tip on Sandy Lane, Woodbridge   t Eddie Bathgate
11 Apr Small Tortoiseshell my square tut hill bury st Edmunds 10.04 Bury St Edmunds   t Barry Woodhouse
10 Apr Enjoyed my Boris Hour of exercise this morning in and around Belstead Brook area . 5 male Orange-tip, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Peacocks and a Green-veined White Belstead Brook TM148414 t Kevin Ling
10 Apr 2 Speckled Wood, Green-veined White, Orange-tip & 2 Small White.  IP4 garden Holly Blue, Small White, 3 Peacock. Kesgrave/Rushmere border TM208448 t Dave Pearsons
10 Apr Speckled wood and Male orange tip  15.18 Bury St Edmunds golf course   t Barry Woodhouse
10 Apr First Green veined white and Small white butterflies encountered in back garden of the year Ravenswood Ipswich Ravenswood   Daniel Cable-Davey
10 Apr Garden butterflies so far today- Painted Lady (1st for year), Brimstone (1st for Year), Holly Blue, Peacock, Comma, Red Admiral, Large White and Small White. Trimley St Mary   t Bill Stone
10 Apr Highlights of my dog walk round Boyton Hall this morning - 15 Peacock, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Small Tortoiseshells, 1 Small White Boyton Hall   t John Walshe
9 Apr Daily walk in Northfield Wood: Peacocks, Brimstones, Orange-tips, Comma & first Green-veined Whites of 2020, incl. this copulating pair   (📷 photo click here) . Lots of new sunlit areas after winter clearance Northfield Wood   t Mark Brewster
9 Apr I’ve been talking about Large Tortoiseshell sightings across southern England for the past couple of weeks in my roundups for @RareBirdAlertUK. They could be staging a comeback from British extinction. Here’s one found this morning in Suffolk by a pal of mine, Dave Fairhurst  (📷 photo click here)  Suffolk   t Jon Dunn
9 Apr First male Orange tip butterfly spotted in my front garden  nectaring from a dandelion Ravenswood Ipswich Ravenswood   Daniel Cable-Davey
9 Apr Green-veined White and Small White butterflies spotted at rest on braziers meadow and around Ravenswood in Ipswich Braziers Meadow   Daniel Cable-Davey
9 Apr Counted our first Holly Blue of the year plus a Brimstone, a Peacock and a Small White Ipswich NE   Lynne Hall
9 Apr Another Suffolk Large Tortoiseshell reported (and photographed) today this time between Sizewell and Leiston. Certainly a species to look out for in the next few weeks on local exercise walks.     t Bill Stone
9 Apr Several butterflies in the garden today including 2 x male Orange Tip (📷 photo click here) , Green-veined White, Holly Blue, Peacock and a possible Red Admiral. Photo of male Orange Tip which was feeding on the Erysimum Bowles Mauve. Ipswich TM157463 Paul Gilson
9 Apr Orange-tip (m) 1, Green-veined White 1, Brimstone 1, Speckled Wood 3, Peacock 3, Comma 1 Belstead Meadows   Richard Perryman
9 Apr First holly blue on field margin at home in Thurston. Also 2 x Brimstone (M & F), 2 x Orange Tip (M & F), 2 x Peacock plus one Small white (📷 photo click here Thurston   Trevor Goddard
9 Apr Orange-tip several along river TL77V and TL87V  Small Tortoiseshell – 1 (first certain one of year) near Lackford Bridge TL789709 (TL77V) . Peacock – several seen TL77V and TL87A Lackford Bridge   Peter Lack and Diane Ridgley
9 Apr Holly Blue 2 along river TL813705 (TL87A) 9 April Speckled Wood – 2 TL811707 (TL87A) Lackford   Peter Lack and Diane Ridgley
9 Apr Speckled Wood, and Holly Blue from our garden again today.     Julian Dowding
9 Apr 2 female orange tip  oaks road 10.04; holly blue IP32 hunter road 13.00; red admiral at the marhams new housing development site 16.00 Bury St Edmunds IP32 t Barry Woodhouse
8 Apr Holly Blue – 1 in garden in Holden Road, Lackford TL795703  (TL77V) Lackford TL795703 Peter Lack and Diane Ridgley
8 Apr My first Male Orange-tip for the year in our garden Shotley Gate TM241341 Ian Peters
8 Apr The first Speckled Wood on our walk around the area Rose Farm Cottages, with several Peacock including a knot of six chasing each other Shotley TM233342 Ian Peters
8 Apr A female Brimstone in the garden today and it stopped to feed on the Bowles mauve as well. Ipswich central TM157463 Paul Gilson
8 Apr Also a Holly Blue reported today from another Ipswich garden not far from Christchurch Park. Ipswich central TM157453 Paul Gilson
8 Apr Orange-tip (m) 1, Peacock 2 Ipswich SW   Richard Perryman
8 Apr Brimstone, Small White & Peacock in Northfield Wood, & first Orange-tips. Good view of a lone Small Copper Northfield Wood   t Mark Brewster
8 Apr  garden today: 3 Small White (NFY), 4 Peacock & Comma Ipswich IP4 t Dave Pearsons
8 Apr Single male brimstone clay road   10.40; single peacock oaks road; Brimstone on my square  tut hill  16.10; peacock also IP32 hunter road 15.53; large white IP 32 hunter road 15.45 Bury St Edmunds IP32 t Barry Woodhouse
7 Apr First Green Hairstreak butterfly of the year spotted at rest on brambles on braziers meadow in Ravenswood in Ipswich Braziers Meadow   Daniel Cable-Davey
7 Apr Brimstone (m) 1, Peacock 10 Chantry Park   Richard Perryman
7 Apr Female Brimstone Kesgrave/Dobbs Wood   Gary Plank
7 Apr Local Trimley Walk resulted in 32 Peacocks, 3 Comma, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Small White and singles of Large White, Orange-tip (m), Green-veined White and Red Admiral Trimley   t Bill Stone
7 Apr Took our daily walk along the Tank Road, Wickham Market and saw 7 x Peacocks, 6 x male Orange tips, 2 x Green-veined Whites and a male Brimstone Wickham Market   Rob and Kerry Reeve
7 Apr My first Large white, small white, and Orange tip of the season Denston   Mark Ferris
7 Apr Male brimstone and peacock seen in neighbors garden nightingale road Ipswich   Peter Compton
7 Apr Just had a single Peacock Butterfly fly over my garden at 11.25am today.   Lowestoft South TM 534 922 t Robert Quadling
7 Apr Speckled wood oaks road playing field woods,  1 holly blue creed walk Bury St Edmunds   t Barry Woodhouse
7 Apr Female Brimstone on our Stowmarket "exercise" walk today, also Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Orange-Tip and at least 15 Peacocks Stowmarket   t David Carter
7 Apr Our first Orange-tip (male) and Small Tortoiswshell in the garden today, also male Brimstone & 3 Peacock. Ipswich NW IP1 t Justin Zantboer
6 Apr Male Orange Tip from kitchen window at Farriers Road,. 24 Peacock, 3 Small or Green-veined White, 2 male Brimstone, 1 Comma & 1 Small Tortoiseshell Stowmarket   t John Walshe
6 Apr 2 Peacocks and 2 Small Tortoiseshells yesterday in the garden, the Peacocks disappeared off together into a conifer in a possibly romantic sort of way. Woodbridge   t Eddie Bathgate
6 Apr A few butterflies this afternoon opposite the Customs House 1 male Brimstone, 3 Small White, 1 Comma, 2 Peacock Felixstowe   t Will Brame
6 Apr Butterflies in the garden today, 1 brimstone, 1 peacock, and 2 red admiral Haverhill W CB9 0DP t Duncan FletcherBrown
6 Apr Lots Peacock butterflys, Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma and Orange-tip (1st of the Year) Elmsett to Whatfield   t Matt Garnham
6 Apr Orange-tip – 1 West Stow CP TL792712 (TL77V) West Stow TL792712 Peter Lack and Diane Ridgley
6 Apr Landseer Park is awash with Brimstone males, but look out for the females imminently.  Males are patrolling up and down the woodland edge alongside the wet meadow.  Two large (15ft) Alder Buckthorns in the woodland edge are already sprouting leaves and Common Buckthorns are at various stages of development.  The latter is usually earlier than the former, so it's unusual to see Alder B so advanced.  Also, Orange Tip male, numerous Small White, 12 Peacocks, many of these chasing each other, 5 or 6 Small Tortoiseshells, some chasing.  Comma aplenty.  Comma also egg-laying on nettles in our garden.  Small Tortoiseshell will soon be doing so too. Landseer Park   Julian Dowding
6 Apr In the garden today the first orange tip (📷 photo click here) along with 2 x peacock, 1 x female brimstone and 1 x male brimstone.  Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
6 Apr Our first Orange Tip of the year Flowton TM085470 Rob Clements
5 Apr A great day for early spring butterflies with Brimstones (3), Peacocks (12), Orange Tip (1), Small Tortoiseshell (1) and Comma (1) on my walk Kelsale   t Charles Cuthbert
5 Apr Comma, peacock x2 and a Brimstone Butterfly in the garden Hollesley   t Craig Shaw
5 Apr Trimley butterfly trek delivered several year firsts for me- Large White, Speckled Wood and Green-veined White. Also seen, 15 Peacock, 2 Comma, 2 Small White and 2 Small Tortoiseshell Trimley   t Bil Stone
5 Apr Male Brimstone 1, Small Tortioseshell 1 Ipswich SW   Richard Perryman
5 Apr Male orange tip Melton bridleway opp Melton park   Speckled Wood Melton riverside    Melton   Val Sherwen
5 Apr South Lowestoft, Tom Crisp Way; 1 ( Male) Brimstone + 2 Small White  TM 53612 92031. 1 Comma + 5 Peacock  TM 53542 91939.  2 Peacock  TM 53541 91882.  1 Peacock  TM 53545 91909.  Fen Park; 2 Peacock TM 53688 92056. 1 Peacock  TM 53705 91996. 1 ( Male) Brimstone + 1 Small White   TM 53791 92115.  Durban Road;  3 Peacock   TM 53764 92204. Lowestoft   Robert Quadling
5 Apr Sunshine today in our garden - a fresh male Orange-tip at noon; settled on honesty  Bury St Edmunds   Rob Parker
5 Apr Peacocks, Brimstones and one Comma on Tayfen meadow (our daily walk) Tayfen meadow   Rob Parker
5 Apr Brimstone Chantry Park TM139442 t Kevin Ling
4 Apr Female Holly Blue & male Brimstone Ipswich NW IP1 t Justin Zantboer
4 Apr Brimstone  (x2) Belstead TM129410 t Kevin Ling
4 Apr Brimstone Ipswich SW TM142928 t Kevin Ling
4 Apr Several peacock butterfly on the wing at the Gunton burial field Gunton   t James Wright
4 Apr Heritage Green, Kessingland today, 3 Peacocks and a Small Tortoiseshell Kessingland   t David Borderick
4 Apr Brimstone (1) & Peacocks (2) seen in garden today     t Mark Brewster
4 Apr Brimstone, Comma & 3 Peacock in IP4 garden. 2 Small White, 4 Peacock Rushmere Heath same IP4 tetrad Ipswich IP4 t Dave Pearsons
4 Apr 2 Small Tortoiseshells and singles of both Brimstone and Peacock in our garden Woodbridge   t Eddie Bathgate
4 Apr 16 Peacock mostly dualling plus one Comma Flatford   t Alex Rafinski
4 Apr Nice 1hr butterfly trek around Trimley St. Mary, totals: Peacock 15, Small Tortoiseshell 7, Comma 1, Holly Blue 1, Small White 2, Red Admiral 1 Trimley St Mary   t Bill Stone
4 Apr 10 peacock, 3 brimstone, 1 orange tip, 2 comma Christchurch Park Ipswich   t Matt
4 Apr Peacock busy feeding in my garden this morning   (📷 photo click here) Worlingham   t Allan Smith
4 Apr Male brimstone 10.30 Hunter Road Bury St Edmunds IP32 t Barry Woodhouse
4 Apr First Green-veined White and Holly Blue. Also 3 Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 Large White and a Small Tortoiseshell Felixstowe, Cornwall Rd TM296342 Paul Oldfield
4 Apr Peacock 2 Ipswich SW   Richard Perryman
4 Apr Red Admiral 1, Peacock 6, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Comma 2 Belstead Meadows   Richard Perryman
4 Apr Our first brimstone of the year today here in Flowton along with several Peacocks. Flowton TM085470 Rob Clements
4 Apr 5 Peacocks and 2 Small Tortoiseshells in Wildflower field at East End (East Bergholt) just behind my house and a few more Peacocks on my four mile walk round the area. My first Orange Tip (male) of the year in my garden this morning plus a Peacock. East End (East Bergholt)   Liz Cutting
4 Apr The first butterfly sightings of the year in our garden today: 1 Brimstone male, flying through 2 Peacock 1 Large White Barnby (near Beccles)   Peter Norfolk
4 Apr Brimstone ( male) in my garden nightingale road Ipswich   Peter Compton
3 Apr A Peacock butterfly Purdis Heath Golf Course    
2 Apr A white butterfly with a flash of orange in the garden,  pausing only briefly on some Honesty flowers before flying off purposefully - my first Orange-tip of the year! Kelsale   t Charles Cuthbert
2 Apr Small Tortoiseshell in my back garden this afternoon, my first one this year. Sunny spells and 13C here Woodbridge   t Eddie Bathgate
2 Apr Brimstone in garden nfy. Oulton Broad   t Mark Ellis
31 Mar one female brimstone Ipswich   Robert Brown
31 Mar a single Peacock Felixstowe   t Will Brame
31 Mar Just had this wing damaged Comma butterfly in my garden at 2.15pm today.  Only the second butterfly I have seen in my garden this year     t Robert Quadling
31 Mar Comma Beccles   t Carl Buttle
27 Mar Comma, Small White, Peacock and Red Admiral – one of each - in our garden Flowton TM085470 Rob Clements
27 Mar 2 Brimstone, 4 comma, 4  small tortoiseshell, 15+ peacock Bonny wood  perimeter today  (📷 photo click here Bonny Wood   t Nathaniel Cant
27 Mar peacock again back garden Bury St Edmunds Ip32 t Barry Woodhouse
27 Mar Speckled Wood  10:49am  (📷 photo click here   TM 53158 91075 t Antony Wren
26 Mar Comma, Peacock and first Large White of the season for me. Shotley Gate TM2434 Ian Peters
26 Mar A Brimstone Butterfly resting at Piper's Vale Country Park, Ipswich. (📷 photo click here)  Piper's Vale Country Park   t Matt Garnham
26 Mar In the last two days we have recorded in our garden, 1 Brimstone, 1 Comma, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 3 Peacocks. Stowmarket TM038584 Margie & David Carter
26 Mar 4.65km farm walk this morning. 3 Small Tortoiseshell & 2 Peacock. Waspe's Walk Suffolk   t John Walshe
26 Mar Peacock, hunter road garden 12.52 Bury St Edmunds Ip32 t Barry Woodhouse
25 Mar Honeypot Farm, 1 Peacock Thrandeston, Great Green IP21 4BP Helen Hepburn
25 Mar in my garden – one male brimstone and a peacock Ipswich   Robert Brown
25 Mar Brimstone flying in Nelson Road, Ipswich   Colin Hullis
25 Mar 2 male Brimstones past garden today at 38 Farriers Rd, Stowmarket IP14 2NS t John Walshe
25 Mar Brimstone x2, Peacocks galore. SWT Carlton Marshes   t Mary P F
25 Mar A walk around the forest near High Lodge this morning.  Several Brimstone a couple of Commas, a Small Tortiseshell, plus many Bee flies Thetford   t Graham Hersey
25 Mar  A Peacock butterfly was unphotogenic in the morning in our Parkhill, Lowestoft garden but eventually posed for the camera in the afternoon  (📷 photo click here     t Peter Ransome
25 Mar Small Tortoiseshell and Comma nectaring on Viburnum tinus and Brimstone on Primrose in the garden Shotley Gate  TM2434 Ian Peters
25 Mar 1 Brimstone seen outside Parklands, Hadleigh Road, Ipswich - first time have seen one in this area. Ipswich IP2 0DE Anne Wright
25 Mar 2 Commas, 1 Peacock and a Small Tortoiseshell in my garden East Bergholt   Jack Levene
25 Mar Brimstone Clopton TM 21956 52706 John Hanley
25 Mar Brimstone, Beach Station Road/Langer Road, Felixstowe TM 29303 33469 John Hanley
25 Mar 1 brimstone 3 peacock eagle close stowmarket   t Barry Woodhouse
25 Mar Lovely sunny morning today in my garden. In addition to Comma and Small Tortoiseshell (📷 photos click here), I have also seen 2 Peacock and a cracking Brimstone Worlingham   t Allan Smith
25 Mar 5 Small Tortoiseshell (4 of which were in a mating tussle) and 2 Peacocks in the sunshine, very few people to avoid Landguard butts   t Will Brame
25 Mar Speckled Wood male at 1pm Lowestoft TM533913 t Antony Wren
25 Mar We did our once only daily walk today along the Fynn and we saw our first Brimstone of the year and three Peacocks.  Playford   Jenny & Gary Plank
25 Mar The male Brimstone which whizzed through my garden this morning was only the third ever, the others being in 2011 and 2018! My first of this year. Ipswich SW   t David Walsh
25 Mar  Also 1 Peacock.  Kiln Meadow TM1441 t David Walsh
25 Mar 1 Small White opposite Felixstowe Customs House Felixstowe   t Will Brame
25 Mar 2 Commas chasing plus one Peacock. Wrentham   Peter Baird
25 Mar 1 Brimstone in Westleton garden this morning Westleton TM 439 695 Diane Hale
25 Mar Male Brimstone seen on 17th and again twice this week.  This morning’s walk there were also two single Peacock flyers, this on Blackthorn. Singing were larks and chiffchaff as well as 3 Buzzards working the thermals all within 1km of our house. Framlingham TM287634 Geraldine Smith
25 Mar One male brimstone in my garden midday today  nightingale road Ipswich   Peter Compton
25 Mar Just noted 1st Brimstone & Small White together in front gdn, & Peacock Onehouse   t Mark Brewster
25 Mar Just seen my first butterfly in my garden this year at 11.22 am a Peacock Lowestoft South TM 534 922 t Robert Quadling
25 Mar Brimstone 3, Peacock 6 Belstead Meadows   Richard Perryman
25 Mar Peacock Ipswich SW   Richard Perryman
24 Mar Small Tortoiseshell. Peacock Ipswich SW   Richard Perryman
24 Mar Our garden Butterflies, Peacock and Comma and Moths, Early Grey and Oak Beauty from the last 24 hours Ipswich SW   t David Carter
24 Mar Today I saw three species of butterfly; a male Brimstone (first of year), peacock and a small tortoiseshell at William's Green, Kersey TL 988 424 t Matt Garnham
24 Mar 2 x Peacock butterflies seen in glorious sunshine    Shotley Gate TM2434 Ian Peters
24 Mar First photo capture this spring was a fresh male Holly Blue today in Suffolk,  (📷 photo click here).  Have also seen Peacocks, Brimstones and a Comma over the past week or so both here and across the border in Norfolk     t Paul Harrison
24 Mar 3 Peacock, 4 Comma, 1 Small Tortoiseshell all seen in/around  (📷 photos click here Kiln Meadow TM1441 t David Walsh
24 Mar Just recorded my first Orange Tip in the garden mid morning - one bonus of working at home! Charsfield   Steve Aylward
23 Mar 1 Brimstone Thrandeston, Great Green IP21 4BP Helen Hepburn
23 Mar 1 x Small Tortoiseshell sunning itself Shotley Gate TM2434 Mandy Peters
23 Mar 2 x Peacock butterflies seen in Golden Wood Shotley TM235355 Ian Peters
23 Mar Comma Halesworth   t Victoria Bolton
23 Mar A Speckled Wood photographed (📷 photo click here) this morning by my sister in her Ipswich garden, also two Commas there today Ipswich   t Charles Cuthbert
23 Mar A Small Tortoiseshell was sunning itself in a sheltered spot on the Reserve. Landguard Bird Obs    
23 Mar Just seen my first butterflies for this year at 1.10pm today, they were 2 Peacocks Beccles, Ellough Industrial Estate,  TM 44249 88854 t Robert Quadling
22 Mar Two butterfly species seen on our walk - Small Tortoiseshell & Comma. Another comma in garden Onehouse & Harleston   t Mark Brewster
22 Mar Seen my first Brimestone’s (3) and Comma (2) (📷 photo click here)  Holywells Park, Ipswich   t Allan King
22 Mar Comma North Cove   t James Corton
22 Mar We had a Peacock flypast at home this morning Ipswich SW TM142428 t Kevin Ling
22 Mar First Holly Blue of the year Kessingland   t Chris Darby
22 Mar Mothers' Day started bright and fine, warmish at 09C at noon as we walked the southern margin of King's Forest.  In the first 10 minutes we saw a Peacock, then a Red Admiral resting in the sun, and later a Brimstone on the wing. King's Forest   Rob Parker
22 Mar Pleased to see a Small Tortoiseshell on River Fynn adjacent to Playford hall. Playford   Jon Levine
22 Mar First Comma of 2020 Spring Wood, Belstead Brook Park TM1441 t David Walsh
22 Mar Couple of distant Commas high up on the Blackthorn blossom.  At least 6 Comma seen around the Hemley area Hemley   t Bill Stone
22 Mar Peacock Butterfly in the NW corner of my front garden Woodbridge   t Eddie Bathgate
22 Mar Small Tortoiseshell, and Peacock seen today, my first this year Denston   Mark Ferris
21 Mar Peacock butterfly Stowmarket   Lesley Wood
21 Mar 1 Comma seen in the relative warmth of a west facing hedgerow Shotley, Golden Wood TM235355 Ian Peters
21 Mar A pleasant walk this morning in the sunshine. Several Peacock butterflies RSPB Lakenheath   t David Carter
21 Mar Peacock butterfly.  Sunny, very windy Brandeston   Tim Bailey
17 Mar Peacock Willisham   t Nathaniel Cant
17 Mar Brimstone, Comma and Peacock Rushmere, Millstream   Val Sherwen
17 Mar Large Tortoiseshell (📷 photos click here) Shottisham   Paul Kitchener
17 Mar 2 x male Brimstone Shotley Gate TM2434 Mandy & Ian Peters
17 Mar PEACOCK butterfly sunning itself on a thatched roof in Saxham Street, near Stowupland. Saxham Street,   t Matt Garnham
17 Mar Sighting of a Brimstone in Nightingale Road Ipswich   Peter Compton
17 Mar Peacock butterfly Lound Lakes   t Jeremy Gaskell
17 Mar In the sunshine this morning a male Brimstone in the garden but it didn't stop! Ipswich N TM157463 Paul Gilson
17 Mar Small Tortoiseshell and Small White, Lady Lane ,Hadleigh Hadleigh TM035435 Jon King
17 Mar Finally got my first firm butterfly sighting of the year today, a Peacock at the Hoseasons building in Raglan St Lowestoft   t James Wright
17 Mar Peacock briefly this afternoon, just beyond Northfield Wood, Suffolk. Northfield Wood TM 023 605 t Mark Brewster
17 Mar Peacock Ipswich SW   Richard Perryman
17 Mar Comma (📷 photo click here)  Kesgrave, Mill Stream LNR   t Greenways Project
17 Mar My first male Brimstone seen at home not far from buckthorn bushes. Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
17 Mar Saw a Comma butterfly in the garden just now Stowmarket   t Kevin Woolner
17 Mar Butterflies at Landguard on the Butts 1 Comma ,1 Small Tortoiseshell Landguard, Butts   t Will Brame
17 Mar nearby Peewit Hill 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, 2 Peacocks Felixstowe, Peewit Hill   t Will Brame
17 Mar Solitary Peacock on primroses today Bawdsey, East Lane   Jenny & Gary Plank
17 Mar First butterflies of the year! 4 Small Tortoiseshell, enjoying the sunshine (📷 photo click here)  SWT Carlton Marsh   t Victoria Bolton
16 Mar First Small Tortoiseshell of the year at Landguard this morning  (📷 photo click here Landguard   t Will Brame
15 Mar This morning (15 March) 2 male Brimstone butterflies and 1 Red Admiral Santon Downham (Suffolk side)   Val Lockwood
12 Mar Saw a Small White at Ipswich Golf Course, Purdis Heath, Suffolk. It was at rest on a flowering Gorse bush. My earliest ever sighting I believe. Ipswich Golf Course   Neil Sherman
12 Mar A Peacock flitted around Landguard   t Will Brame
11 Mar I know others have already seen butterflies this Peacock is my first this year. On the former railway line in Lowestoft (📷 photo click here Lowestoft   t Martin Seuneke
11 Mar Saw a yellow Brimstone butterfly today. First of the year for me.  Sorry about the photo, it wouldn’t stay still! (📷 photo click here) Burgh   t
11 Mar Two Brimstones fluttering by in a garden earlier today campsea ash   t Sarah
11 Mar We saw both Peacock and Comma butterfly at Sizewell this morning Sizewell   Rob and Kerry Reeve
11 Mar My first flyer of the year – a Small Tortoiseshell sunning itself on the outside of the house. A welcome sight Framlingham TM287634 Geraldine Smith
11 Mar My first butterfly of 2020 seen today in the King's Forest. One male Brimstone in sunshine at noon. King's Forest   Rob Parker
11 Mar This morning a Comma sheltering from the breeze against a hedgerow in the warm sunshine. Baylham TM099513 Paul Gilson
11 Mar 3 x Comma seen this lunchtime on Martlesham Common Nature Reserve Martlesham   t Kevin Ling
8 Mar 2 female Brimstones in woods near Ampton Ampton   Steve Plume
8 Mar First sighting of the year, a Peacock sunning itself in the garden. Halesworth   Derek Norris
8 Mar 1st Brimstone butterfly of the year flew through the garden today - sadly no photograph as I was wood-staining a fence panel at the time Oulton, Lowestoft   t Sue Dale
8 Mar First butterfly of year seen this morning  -  male brimstone Santon Downham (Suffolk side)   Val Lockwood
8 Mar Peacock Butterfly on Kessingland beach this afternoon (📷 photo click here) Kessingland   t Jane Ferguson
8 Mar 12.00 midday 1 Brimstone at Tangham picnic place Tangham TM 3448 Roger and Stella Wolfe
8 Mar A walk through Broomhill Park Ipswich early this afternoon and a male Brimstone was out enjoying the sunshine Ipswich Broomhill Park TM157457 Paul Gilson
8 Mar Also a Peacock sheltering against the wind on the grass strip on Valley Road Ipswich Ipswich Valley Road TM160459 Paul Gilson
8 Mar A Small Tortoiseshell at Ness Point appeared to arrive off the sea this morning before continuing west Lowestoft   t Terry
8 Mar 1 Peacock flew past me opposite the customs house Felixstowe   t Will Brame
8 Mar This afternoon we saw a Peacock in the Haverhill B&Q car park Haverhill TL6546 Chris Tyler-Smith, Yali Xue
8 Mar One Brimstone and one Red Admiral in my Lowestoft garden today. Lowestoft   Bill Whybrow
8 Mar First butterfly of the year Brimstone.  Then Comma and Peacock Ipswich, Christchurch Park   t Matt
8 Mar Brimstone NE Ipswich   Lynne Hall
4 Mar First sighting this morning. Peacock sunning itself in Felixstowe town centre.  Felixstowe   Gary & Jenny Plank
2 Mar Peacock Thrandeston, Great Green IP21 4BP Helen Hepburn
2 Mar Peacock I saw out just now here in Burgh   (📷 photo click here Burgh   t
1 Mar Comma and Peacock in garden at Cattsfield. Stutton   Chris Baines
12 Feb 10:12 am: Peacock Butterfly  just now. London Road South/Kirkley Park Road Lowestoft   t Antony Wren
6 Feb Red Admiral hollow road  14.35 Bury St Edmunds   t barry woodhouse
1 Feb 1 Peacock - at 1:30pm. Rookery Farm Wickhambrook TL742577 Meg Johnson
31 Jan Come home from work this evening to my first butterfly of the year on the living room ceiling! Large White. Presumably found it's way indoors at some point during the day.  (📷 photo click here) Market Weston   t Chris Bishop
18 Jan Red admiral - Rabbet's Wood, Alton Water Alton Water   t Steve Babbs
9 Jan Minimum of three Red Admirals seen along track between Haughley Rd, Harleston & Northfield Wood, Onehouse earlier today  (📷 photo click here) Onehouse   t Mark Brewster
9 Jan Red Admiral again in my garden 2.30pm, sunny and mild Melton   Elizabeth Johnson
8 Jan Peacock Butterfly Covehithe Broad   t Carl Buttle
8 Jan Peacock seen flying in garden this afternoon by Alex Lack Rushbrooke TL8961 Peter Lack

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Photographs from 2020 Sightings  (all pictures are the copyright of their owners)

Red Admiral - photo Mark Brewster

Large White - photo Chris Bishop

Peacock - photo

Peacock - photo Jane Ferguson

Brimstone - photo

Peacock - photo Martin Seuneke

Small Tortoiseshell - photo Will Brame

Small Tortoiseshell - photo Victoria Bolton

Comma - photo Greenways Project

Large Tortoiseshell - photo Paul Kitchener

Large Tortoiseshell - photo Paul Kitchener

Brimstone - photo Allan King

Comma -- photo Allan King

Speckled Wood - photo

Peacock - photo David Walsh

Comma - photo David Walsh

Small Tortoiseshell = photo David Walsh

Holly Blue - photo Paul Harrison

Comma - photo Allan Smith

Small Tortoiseshell = photo Allan Smith

Peacock - photo Peter Ransome

Speckled Wood - photo Antony Wren

Brimstone - photo Nathaniel Cant
Brimstone - photo Matt Garnham
Orange-tip - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Small White - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Orange-tip - photo Paul Gilson

Peacock - photo Allan Smith

Large Tortoiseshell - photo Dave Fairhurst

Green-veined Whites - photo Mark Brewster

Green Hairstreak - photo Sam Chamberlin

Brimstone egg - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Green Hairstreak - photo Kevin Ling

Green-veined White egg - photo Bill Stone

Speckled Wood - photo Paul Oldfield

Brimstone egg-laying - photo Julian Dowding

Orange-tip (m) - photo Ian Fergusson  

Orange-tip (m) - photo Ian Fergusson  

Orange-tip (f) - photo Ian Fergusson  

Green Hairstreak - photo David Walsh

Large Tortoiseshell - photo Mark Solomons  

Orange-tip (m) - photo Nathaniel Cant 

Orange-tip (m) - photo John Richardson

Red Admiral - photo Sarah

Peacock - photo Sarah

Speckled Wood - photo Sarah

Green Hairstreak - photo Mark Nowers

Orange-tip egg - photo Rob and Kerry Reeve

Green Hairstreak - photo Bryan Wright

Holly Blue - photo   David Carter

Red Admiral - photo David Walsh

Green Hairstreak - photo Ipswich golf club ecology

Painted Lady - photo   David Carter

Holly Blue - photo Chris Mutimer

Brown Argus - photo David Walsh

Brown Argus - photo David Walsh

Red Admiral - photo Charles Cuthbert

Small Copper - photo Charles Cuthbert

Orange-tip (f) - photo Charles Cuthbert

Green-veined White (egg laying) - photo Charles Cuthbert

Red Admiral - photo David Carter

Brown Argus - photo Daniel Cable-Davey

Brown Argus - photo Daniel Cable-Davey

Brown Argus - photo Daniel Cable-Davey

Brimstones - photo Sam Chamberlin

Green Hairstreak - photo Sam Chamberlin

Wall Brown - photo SWT Broads Warden

Holly Blue - photo James Corton

Small Heath - photo Tony and Sandy

Green Hairstreak - photo Will Brame

Green Hairstreak - photo Peter Ransome

Wall Brown - photo Jane Ferguson

Green Hairstreak - photo Stuart Read

Wall Brown - photo

Wall Brown - photo

Red Admiral - photo Paul Gilson

Small Copper - photo Charles Cuthbert

Small Heath - photo Charles Cuthbert

Holly Blue- photo Charles Cuthbert

Green Hairstreak - photo Cara Phillips

Common Blue - photo Daniel Cable-Davey

Common Blue - photo Daniel Cable-Davey

Green Hairstreak - photo Daniel Cable-Davey

Green-veined White - photo Daniel Cable-Davey

Red Admiral - photo James Corton

Dingy Skipper - photo David Walsh

Red Admiral - photo David Borderick

Red Admiral - photo David Borderick

Wall Brown - photo Richard Martin

Green Hairstreak - photo Alex Rafinski

Dingy Skipper - photo Bill Stone

Green Hairstreak - photo Ian Peters

Small Heath - photo Mark Brewster

Red Admiral - photo Bill Stone

Brown Argus - photo Caroline

Brown Argus - photo Caroline

Small Copper - photo Charles Cuthbert

Brown Argus - photo Charles Cuthbert

Holly Blue - photo James Corton

Red Admiral - photo   James Corton

Speckled Wood - photo James Corton

Small Blue - photo Mick Wright

Small Blue - photo Mick Wright

Landseer Park - photo Mick Wright

Small Heath - photo Kenneth Mudd

Brown Argus - photo Daniel Cable-Davey

Small Heath - photo Margie & David Carter

Dingy Skipper - photo Margie & David Carter

Green Hairstreak - photo Margie & David Carter

Wall Brown - photo Paul Jespersen

Wall Brown - photo Richard Martin

Green-veined White - photo Richard Martin

Wall Brown - photo Andrew Easton

Wall Brown - photo Robert Quadling

Common Blue - photo Andrew Easton

Small Blue - photo Steve Babbs

Small Blue - photo Steve Babbs

Small Blue - photo Kevin Ling

Brimstone Caterpillar - photo Penny and Laurence Child

Large Skipper - photo Daniel Cooper

Large Skipper - photo David Walsh

Wall Brown - photo Peter Ransome

Wall Brown - photo Gi Grieco

Painted Lady - photo Gi Grieco

Large Skipper - photo Trevor Goddard

Meadow Brown - photo Trevor Goddard

Dingy Skipper - photo Daniel Cable Davey

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