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Sightings of Butterflies in Suffolk - 2019

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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

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
         
January SS ES LS DS SWT CY B LW SW GVW OT GH PH WLH BH SC SSBBABA CB HB CHB LTB WA RA PL ST P C SWF LT PE CMB SPW WB GR GK MB R SH MW- Total species seen 0       (📷 photo click here)   
         
14 Jan Red Admiral seen just now flying around JPUH hospital sadly unlikely to survive - 1.50pm Lowestoft   t Peter Ransome
8 Jan Just received my first butterfly record for Suffolk in 2019. A Red Admiral seen in Felixstowe on 8th January. It came from my wife who forgot to tell me!  That’s another year that she’s seen a butterfly before me! Felixstowe   t Bill Stone
         

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Photographs from 2019 Sightings  (all pictures are the copyright of their owners)








     
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