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Sightings of Butterflies in Suffolk - 2022

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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)

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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, James Corton, at the end of the season.  This can be done using a simple Excel spreadsheet amd an example is on the Recording page (click here)

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
August SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF MF GF SPbF QoSF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 26       (📷 photo click here) 
9 Aug 1 male (I think?) Queen of Spain Fritillary seen at Theberton Wood (TM 4235 6537) on Sunday 7th August at approx 1.35pm (📷 photo click here). Seen again (assuming it was the same individual) on Monday 8th August at approx 10.40/11am in the same location (but no photos this time). Not seen again today despite several pairs of eyes on the lookout! Theberton Wood TM 4235 6537 Vicky White
9 Aug Common Blue, despite the hot and very dry weather several Butterflies seen moving around the green meadows and not on transect lines SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
9 Aug Butterfly Survey, Gatekeeper 36, Meadow Brown 13, Common Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1, Green-veined White 1, Large White 1, Red Admiral 1 SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
9 Aug Grayling found this morning at maids cross Lakenheath. (📷 photo click here Lakenheath   Mark Brown
8 Aug Butterfly Transects 1 to 9, Gatekeeper 45, Wall Brown 14 (12m +2f), Meadow Brown 11, Small White 7, Red Admiral 5, Peacock 3, Brown Argus 3, Green-veined White 2, Comma 1,Large White 1, Speckled Wood 1. SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
8 Aug at 10am took this pic of this Jersey tiger in our Ipswich  garden.  (📷 photo click here Ipswich   Anne Green .
8 Aug Wall Brown 1, Brown Argus 2, Common Blue 4, Gatekeeper 3, Meadow Brown 1 and Large White 4. It was amazing to find any butterflies there at all as it was so dry with many shrivelled plants. Somerleyton Brickfields   David and Lilian Pitt
8 Aug Found 3 Wall Brown in the graveyard which is very dried up and now being grazed by sheep. Somerleyton church   David and Lilian Pitt
8 Aug I  saw the following butterflies at Black Bourn Valley this morning: Essex Skipper, Large White 2, Small White 4, Green-veined White 12, Common Blue 4mm., Comma, Speckled Wood 2, Gatekeeper 15, Meadow Brown 28, Small Heath 4. Black Bourn Valley   Martin Peers
7 Aug Starting at Somerleyton Station Frankie (age 8) spotted our first Wall Browns of the day (2 together) 2+ overall, and our first Clouded Yellow of the season.  Also, at the Station, Brimstone, Gatekeeper x 6, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral x 2, Comma x 5, Speckled Wood and several Whites.  At the Brickfields: Wall Brown, Common Blue x 4 (📷 photo click here) Small Copper,  Gatekeeper, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown.  At Somerleyton Church: 3+ Wall Brown. Note: Sheep were grazing in the churchyard and there were very few nectar sources. Finally, at Herringfleet Church, we had our first Wall Browns at this site with two individuals (📷 photo click here) Somerleyton   Rob and Kerry Reeve, Debbie Broom, Steve and Anne Green, and Frankie Ryan 
7 Aug Still some Wall Browns at SWT Carlton Marshes (6 m at the sluice & 1f halfway along Sharemarsh path SWT Carlton Marshes   sb David Borderick
6 Aug I saw the following butterflies at Mildenhall Fen yesterday: TL6579:  Large White 4, Small White 20+, Green-veined White, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Gatekeeper 2. TL6480:  Large White 2, Small White 15, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell. Mildenhall Fen   Martin Peers
6 Aug 7 Wall Brown seen between the sluice and the ferry hide, this included a Female in good condition which was rejecting the advances of a Male. SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
6 Aug Excellent set of Browns on the Suffolk coast this week. Gatekeepers aplenty, Grayling all over the place, and a couple of Wall Brown at Iken church graveyard. Iken church   t Edward Pollard
5 Aug A purple-letter day at Minsmere today. Our first survey record of His Maj; Large skipper – 4, Whites: Large – 3, Small  – 2, Green-veined – 8; Purple hairstreak – 15, Small copper – 2, Brown argus – 23, Common blue – 4, Red admiral – 6, Peacock – 1, Comma – 7, Silver-washed fritillary – 10, Speckled wood – 20 ,Grayling – 41, Gatekeeper – 217, Meadow brown – 47, Ringlet – 8, Small heath – 8, Purple emperor – 1 RSPB Minsmere   t Derek Eaton
4 Aug The circular public footpath walk from the Visitors Centre and along by White Cast Marshes we saw Wall Brown x 7, Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown x 3, plus good numbers of Gatekeepers.  The Sprat's Water trail we saw Peacock, Red Admiral x 2, Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown x 3+, and Common Blue and Gatekeepers.  SWT Carlton Marshes   Rob and Kerry Reeve, and Debbie Broom 
4 Aug 49 Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell hibernating next to Sizewell Hall, Suffolk  (📷 photo click here)  Sizewell Hall   sb Edward Pollard
4 Aug Walking from the Ferry Hide to the sluice today i recorded 8 Wall Browns in total all Males no Females seen SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
4 Aug Butterfly Survey Transects 10 to 13,  Gatekeeper 41, Meadow Brown 12, Peacock 12, Small Tortoiseshell 12, Small White 7, Painted Lady 7, Green-veined White 5, Brown Argus 1, Red Admiral 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
4 Aug I never saw any Brown Hairstreaks, but a lovely Clouded Yellow (📷 photo click here). Also Common Blue, Brown Argus, Holly Blue, 3 Whites, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Comma, Red Admiral and Brimstone Pipers Vale Ipswich   Rob Seago
4 Aug Butterfly glade, Bradfield Woods.  At least least 12 silver washed fritillaries seen in the butterfly glade today.  Quite beautiful soaring over and feeding on the knapweed. Also 5 gatekeepers, 2 whites and I speckled wood. Bradfield Woods   Denise Mawhood
3 Aug Two Jersey Tigers trapped in my Ipswich garden on August 3;  (📷 photo click here)  Ipswich   Bill Plumb
3 Aug A Clouded Yellow at Piper’s Vale on July 28 and on August 3.  (📷 photo click here)  Pipers Vale Ipswich   Bill Plumb
3 Aug Butterfly Species Survey for Wall Browns, 4 were seen and recorded 2 Males and 2 Females. Females were just basking in the sun no evidence of egg laying taking place SWT Oulton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
3 Aug Butterfly Survey, Gatekeeper 54, Meadow Brown 47, Common Blue 8, Small White 6, Large White3, Small Copper 2, Speckled Wood 2, Ringlet 1, Red Admiral 1 SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
3 Aug During a walk beside the Lark, through TL7343, 7473 and 7573, this morning I saw the following butterflies: Essex Skipper (7573), Brimstone f. (7573), Large White 8, Small White 5, Green-veined White 16, Red Admiral 5, Painted Lady (7473), Small Tortoiseshell 7, Comma (7473), Gatekeeper 26, Meadow Brown 27. River Lark, Temple Bridge to Barton Mills   Martin Peers
2 Aug Clouded Yellow at Pipers Vale Ipswich along path to the jetty. Pipers Vale Ipswich   Mike Morley
1 Aug 1 Clouded Yellow (📷 photo click here Worlington TL68157442 Arthur Rivett
1 Aug Butterfly Transects 1 to 9; Gatekeeper 76, Meadow Brown 27, Wall Brown 14 (11m+3f), Small Tortoiseshell 9, Green-veined White 4, Peacock 4, Painted Lady 2, Red Admiral 2, Essex Skipper 2, Holly Blue 1, Brown Argus 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
July SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF MF GF SPbF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 36       (📷 photo click here) 
31 Jul Suffolk Butterfly Conservation Event- Trudie's garden Aldeburgh.  The generosity of Trudie opening her garden to the public to raise funds for Suffolk BC was much appreciated by us and the many visitors who attended Sunday.  I was in charge of opening the 3 moth traps to display the contents to an eager public.  Over 80 species of moths were recorded and loved by young and old.  Thanks to Trudie for her hospitality, Peter Maddison for help and running the BC stall and Richard Stewart for guiding several parties of visitors giving his expert knowledge of the gardens.  Highlights were definitely the Garden tiger moths (📷 photo click here), Oak eggar and various hawk moths.  Aldeburgh   Trevor Goodfellow
  Picking up what Sue Cox said about Commas in Somerleyton, I have seen them in many more squares this year in NE Suffolk (incl Beccles and Ringsfield, besides Herringfleet and Blundeston). Maximum was 10 in TM5095 - Blundeston Marshes and Flixton Decoy on 23/7 And the second generation of Wall Browns has been showing up well in the last 10 days. I have counted them in 7 squares between Somerleyton, Blundeston Marshes and Lound Heath. Max 4 in TM4997 on 30/7, 1 in churchyard, 1 in park nearby, 2 in field east of Green Lane.     Paul Douch
31 Jul I think from a search I did on google that the photo attached is a  Jersey Tiger Moth it was on a walnut tree on my allotment in Ipswich  the photo was taken 10.39am on 31/07/2022  (📷 photo click here Ipswich   Richard Hoar
30 Jul Large White 2, Small White 6, Green-veined White 8, Red Admiral 3, Peacock 2, Comma, Speckled Wood 2, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet. Fornham All Saints TL8368 Martin Peers
30 Jul [setaside]: Brimstone f., Large White 10, Small White 8, Green-veined White 2, Brown Argus, Common Blue m., Red Admiral 2, Comma, Speckled Wood 2, Gatekeeper 8, Meadow Brown 22. Denham Manor TL7561 Martin Peers
30 Jul In our Wickham Market garden, we had the following: both Large and Small Whites in good numbers, Holly Blue, Red Admiral x 2, Meadow Brown  (📷 photo click here), plus briefly, for the first time since we started recording butterfly numbers over 15 years ago, a Grayling was disturbed from the back lawn.  Wickham Market   Rob and Kerry Reeve 
30 Jul Station Garden/Platform   Wall Browns 15 sightings, two of two individuals and 13 of single individuals.  Maximum number seen together 2.   I suspect there were a few more insects involved that this, but there’s no way of knowing for sure;  however, once again this remains a pretty good day of Wall activity here and compares well with previous years.   The main attraction appeared to be the Knapweed and I saw one Wall ferociously chase of another from a particularly desirable flower head.   Walking count of garden/platform/ station car park   Meadow Brown  9,   Peacock  7,   Gatekeeper  22,   Large White  4,   Small White  1,   Green veined White  3,   Comma 2,   Red admiral  1,     Station Wood   Speckled Wood 1 (very poor numbers this year),   Red Admiral 1,     Brickfield (area of rough grasses and wildflowers on the site of the ruined brick kilns)   Common Blue male,  2   Not exactly a return to a thriving colony but at least we are off to a start.   Sopmerleyton TM4796 Sue Cox
30 Jul 8 species of butterfly on Hollesley Heath today with record number of Grayling (📷 photo click here     sb David Gill
30 Jul Butterfly count at a very parched Boyton Hall today - Meadow Brown 40, Gatekeeper 38, Large White 6, Speckled Wood 4, Green-veined White 3, Peacock 3, Small Tortoiseshell 3,Red Admiral 2, Small White 2, Small Heath 1 Boyton Hall   sb John Walshe
29 Jul Minsmere butterflies 29/7/22.  Things appear to be calming down a bit now. But it looks like it could be a very good Grayling yr, especially if we get some rain, PLEASE.  Skippers; Large – 1, Essex 1; Whites; Large – 10, Small 4, Green-veined – 13; Purple hairstreak – 14, Small copper – 7, Brown argus – 42, Common blue – 2, Holly blue – 1, White admiral – 2, Red admiral – 5, Painted lady – 2, Peacock – 11, Comma – 23, Silver-washed fritillary – 44, Speckled wood – 25, Grayling – 35, Gatekeeper – 428, Meadow brown – 39, Ringlet – 61, Small heath – 6     t Derek Eaton
29 Jul Thrilled to have seen and photographed what I think are mating Wall Browns! They were flying around like this too (📷 photo click here SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Julie Durrant
29 Jul Somerleyton Old Station House garden and platform flowerbed. 
Up until today (see below), I have seen no Blue of any sort here or in the local area, except for a very few Hollies, always seen singly, at the start of the season.  We usually have plenty of Holly Blues and an occasional visit from  a Common Blue or Brown Argus.  Our nearest Common Blue colony was lost last year due to over-mowing; this has been corrected but the insects have not returned.  A Brown Argus colony which I found last year has not reappeared this year, possibly due to a change in the management of the field margin.   Also, so far I have only seen 3 new generation Brimstone.  This all seems a bit worrying.   On a more positive note, Commas seem to be having a good year.  In the past, as far as I can recall, I’ve only ever seen them at intervals and only one at a time  This year I am seeing them every day and often two nectaring at the same time.
Large White  5,   Small white 1,   Green Veined White 1,   Peacock 7,   Red Admiral 4,   Meadow Brown 6,   Gatekeeper 15,   Comma 2,   Wall Brown 3.   Highlight of the day –   Common Blue 1,  female. First sighting this year
Somerleyton   Sue Cox
28 Jul One Wall Brown flying along the wall of Sudbourne Churchyard in the afternoon.   Weather was cooler and it wasn’t as sunny as the 27th July.  When I visited on the 27th July I was really pleased to see that there was quite a lot of vegetation (nettles, thistles etc.) on the ground outside the churchyard wall.  When I visited today I was really disappointed to see that it had been cut.  There was just one small thistle flower left on which the Wall Brown was nectaring.   Sudbourne Church   Debbie Broom
28 Jul Somerleyton Station House – garden      Just a quick visit to the garden today, rewarded by 5 sightings of Wall Brown in quick succession, four sightings each of a single insect and 1 sighting of 2 (attempted mating).  Locations, wind directions etc were such that I’m happy there were at least 3 individuals involved.   Wall Brown   3 Somerleyton TM4796 Sue Cox
28 Jul Butterfly Survey Transects 10 to 13,  Gatekeeper 92, Peacock 64, Small Tortoiseshell 47, Meadow Brown 18, Large White 7, Green-veined White 7, Small White 6, Painted Lady 6, Red Admiral  3, Wall Brown 3 (2M+1F 📷 photo click here) SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
27 Jul Hummingbird hawkmoth in garden in Saxmundham.  Woodland Trust woods at Pound Farm, Great Glemham. 4-5 Silver washed Fritillaries, first time seen here. 1 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Peacocks, 1 Large Skipper, 1 Small Heath, 1 Common Blue, Numerous Large and Small Whites, 100`s Meadow Browns and Gatekeepers. This site is good for Nettle and Grass feeders but lacks food plants for several species eg no Honeysuckle for White Admirals. Great Glemham   Bob Turner
27 Jul Butterfly Survey, Gatekeeper 139, Meadow Brown 61, Green-veined White 14, Small White 12, Large White 7, Common Blue 7, Ringlet 5, Peacock 4, Comma 2, Purple Hairstreak 2, Small Copper1, Large Skipper 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Skipper 1 SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
27 Jul We had this Wall Brown on the wall of Sudbourne Churchyard this afternoon,  (📷 photo click here Sudbourne   David & Margie Carter
27 Jul This afternoon we saw one Wall Brown at Iken Church and two males and two female Wall Brown at Sudbourne Church,  (📷 photos click here)  Iken & Sudbourne   Rob and Kerry Reeve,and Debbie Broom
27 Jul Found Wall Brown 3, Common Blue 6, Brown Argus 1, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 6, Comma 3, Large White 5, Small White 10, Green-veined White 1, Ringlet 1 , Meadow Brown 6 plus numerous Gatekeepers. ( We visited the Somerleyton Churchyard too but couldn’t find any Walls.) Somerleyton Brickfield   David and Lilian Pitt
27 Jul We saw two 2nd generation Wall Brown butterflies at Sudbourne Churchyard this afternoon  (📷 photo click here Sudbourne   sb David Carter
27 Jul Male Brown Hairstreak near to Ipswich Sewage Works Piper's Vale, on strip of land next to the sewage works. There is a good colony there.  (📷 photo plus location click here) Piper's Vale TM17394172 b Roger Cope
26 Jul My attention was attracted by a frantically flying blur of orangey brown. The insect dived between two planks of the shed but amazingly I was able to get a photo with my phone. Later on, identifying the creature from the photo , I realised I was looking at 3 individuals. A male Oak Eggar was trying to muscle in on a mating couple in typical Lepidoptera fashion. When I went out later to check, the female was enjoying a quiet nap in her own.  (📷 photo click here)   Old Station House TM4796 Sue Cox
26 Jul  the Clouded Yellow showed nicely  (📷 photo click here)  Felixstowe Ferry   s Will Brame
25 Jul Large White 3, Small White 2, Green-veined White 8, Red Admiral 12, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 10, Gatekeeper 12, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 2. Lackford Lakes   Martin Peers
25 Jul Female Silver-washed Fritillary a nice addition to our Stowmarket garden butterfly list.,  (📷 photo click here Stowmarket   David & Margie Carter
25 Jul  Butterfly Survey Transects 1 to 9, Gatekeeper 115, Meadow brown 75, Peacock 26, Green-veined white 17, Small Tortoiseshell 9, Wall Brown 6 (5M+1F), Comma 5, Red admiral 4, Large skipper 3, Small skipper 3, Essex skipper 3, Common blue 2, Large white 2, Painted lady 2 SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
24 Jul Wall Brown 2, 5 sightings each of a single insect 2 sightings of two insects together   Sightings were spread out during the day and in various sunny areas of the garden. I can only report as 2 as this was the maximum number seen together, but it felt like there were a reasonable number of Walls about.  For a single day, I think this would compare reasonably well with previous years.   Brimstone 1 First sighting of a new generation Brimstone female     Somerleyton Station TM4796 Sue Cox
24 Jul In the afternoon I went out through Station Wood and along the Angles Way to see how The Wall were doing there.  It was quite concerning.   TM 4996   Wall none,   TM5096   Wall Brown 2,   2 sightings each of a single insects, but at a distance which, taking into account wind direction etc, suggests that these were separate individuals. Somerleyton Station Wood TM5096 Sue Cox
24 Jul Today we had the following in our very breezy Wickham Market garden: Red Admirals x 3, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, good numbers of both Small and Large White plus this evening this White-letter Hairstreak  (📷 photo click here)    Wickham Market TM0134 Rob and Kerry Reeve
23 Jul Brimstone f., Large White 2, Small White, Green-veined White 4, Small Copper, Comma, Gatekeeper 20+, Meadow Brown 12. Thorington Street   Martin Peers
23 Jul Purple Emperor snapped by a visitor at Minsmere today. behind Bittern Hide. I was doing a butterfly survey. Needless to say I didn't see it, but 66 Silver-washed fritillary was a survey record. Small skipper – 3, Essex skipper – 9, Large skipper – 4, Brimstone – 1, Large white – 33, Small white – 10, Green-veined white – 21, Purple hairstreak – 17, Small copper – 15, Brown argus – 43, Common blue – 1, White admiral – 7, Red admiral – 8, Painted lady – 3, Peacock – 54, Comma – 35, Silver-washed fritillary – 66, Speckled wood – 18, Grayling – 20, Gatekeeper – 470, Meadow brown – 52. That's a SWF survey record. Many were on the ground in the scrub. Ovipositing females looking for violets maybe? Also good numbers of Grayling and Purple Hairstreaks widely distributed along the survey route, which was very nice to see RSPB Minsmere   Derek Eaton
23 Jul Wall Brown 1,  Meadow Brown 2, Red Admiral 2, Comma 1,  Small White 3, Ringlet 1 mint condition, Large White 4, Gatekeeper 3 Somerleyton TM4796 Sue Cox
23 Jul Visitors to my garden today, a very fresh looking Small Copper together with Gatekeeper (x2) Comma (x1), Peacock (x1) and Red Admiral (x5). 📷 photo click here of Small Copper and Gatekeeper. Rushmere St Andrew   Phil Watkinson
23 Jul Wall Brown Butterflies 8 seen this morning allowing for yesterdays total of 5 that is a increase of 3 for today (📷 photo click here) SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
23 Jul Delighted to find a White letter Hairstreak south of Akenham along bridleway (OS ) at around 11.00 on the 23rd July.  (📷 photo click here) Akenham TM 142482 Andrew Revitt
22 Jul Strolled in Belstead Brook Park with a friend earlier checking out likely spots for Brown Hairstreak in Aug. We weren’t expecting to find 2 today (in Kiln Meadow)! (📷 photo click here)  Suffolk’s earliest by 6 days. My 27th patch butterfly of the year Kiln Meadow TM 14403 41683 t David Walsh
22 Jul Butterfly Survey Transects 10 to 13, Gatekeeper 172, Peacock 106, Meadow Brown 46, Small White 15, Small Tortoiseshell 8, Green veined White 6, Ringlet 3, Large White 2, Common Blue 1, Painted Lady 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
22 Jul 2nd Gen Wall Brown a total of 5 seen and recorded today all Males 3 at the Sluice and the other 2 along the footpath to the ferry point  (📷 photo click here SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
22 Jul Just received a report from Volunteer Richard Weale of a Grayling Butterfly he has seen on the reserve, that's a new one for the records. SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
22 Jul Our first 2nd Gen Wall Brown Butterflies  3 have been seen by Volunteer  Richard Weale, Sluice area and along path to ferry hide SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
21 Jul Butterfly Survey, Gatekeeper 74, Meadow Brown 28, Purple Hairstreak 7, Ringlet 5, Large White 4, Small White 4, Common Blue 3, Brown Argus 1, Painted Lady 1, Green veined White 1, Wall Brown 1 (F) SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
21 Jul Our first Clouded Yellow of the season in the meadow at SWT Hazlewood Marshes this afternoon  (📷 photos click here) SWT Hazlewood Marshes   sb David Carter
21 Jul Wall Brown 2nd generation first sighting  2     Meadow Brown 2   Large White 2   Green veined White  3   Peacock 2   Red Admiral 1   Large Skipper 2    Gatekeeper  3 Somerleyton TM4796 Sue Cox
20 Jul Tremendous morning for Grayling on my WCBS transect in Rendlesham Forest and in the next square -  scores of them!  Try the path along the northern perimeter of the airbase from the Folly House end. Rendlesham Forest   Peter Maddisaon
20 Jul Reliable report of the European race of SWALLOWTAIL at Sizewell today. Papilio machaon ssp. gorganus. Almost certainly a migrant in that location and coinciding with second brood emergences in France, Belgium and Holland. Sizewell   Suffolk Butterfly Recorder
19 Jul Swallowtail (Papilio machaon), on garden buddleia on 19 July. .  Shottisham, Suffolk   P. Kitchener
19 Jul One Purple Hairstreak seen in our garden today nectaring on fennel . Also one Ringlet , three Gatekeepers on marjoram plus Red Admiral , Peacock and Large White on buddlea . Gislingham   Tony Clarke
18 Jul Small Tortoiseshell fluttering around nettles and then sheltering from the heat in the shade. (📷 photo click here east Ipswich   Julian Dowding
18 Jul Wardens are often sent images to id, todays was special, as it came from Roy, one of my volunteer warden’s and on Lound. Confirmation by Suffolk Recorder. A Small Pearl-bordered fritillary, a first for the County in well over 50 years.  (📷 photos click hereIs this another attempted reintroduction of a species that was common in Suffolk until the late 1930s where it was "frequent in Bently Woods".  In Suffolk it was found in damper woodlands and associated areas of bog where the larval foodplant Common Wood Violet is found.  There is no apparent reason for becoming extinct in the East of the UK.  It is now found in Scotland, Wales and the South West if England. SWT Lound Lakes   SWT Lound Lakes Warden
18 Jul Butterfly Survey Transects 1 to 9, Gatekeeper 198, Meadow Brown 108, Peacock 48, Green veined White 32, Ringlet 31, Brown Argus 20, Common Blue 18, Small Skipper 9, Small White 4, Essex Skipper 4, Large White 2, Comma 1, Large Skipper 1, Red Admiral 4, Speckled Wood 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
18 Jul Braved the heat for an hour 12.45 - 14.45 at Dunwich Forest. Mostly stood in the shade watching butterflies nectaring on the brambles. Found a rather tatty / chewed white-letter hairstreak along with grayling, white admiral,  (📷 photos click here)  red admiral, comma, ringlet, large skipper, gatekeeper and small white. Dunwich Forest.   John Lepley
18 Jul Two sightings in a sunny glade at 10.30 am today.  Silver Washed Fritilliary - single individual. White Letter Hairstreak - single individual rather bedraggled. Poor photo attached.  (📷 photo click here)  Redlingfield Wood, Suffolk IP21 5DG Sue Horham
17 Jul Three Silver Washed Fritilliary , three Purple Hairstreak , 5+ Ringlet , 5+ Large Skipper , 2+ Meadow Brown , 2x Speckled Wood , 1+ Green Veined White , 2+ Large White , 1x Painted Lady plus ones of Red Admiral , Peacock and Common Blue.  East of Gislingham village across Norwich to Liverpool Street main railway line . Gislingham   Tony Clarke
17 Jul Old Station House garden and station platform flowerbeds   Peacock 1 Very small   Comma 2 Seen separately, one very small and the other large.   Large White 2   Small White 1   Green veined White 2   Ringlet 1, very faded and tattered   Meadow Brown 1, faded   Gatekeeper 4   Brimstone, male, 1 First of the new generation Somerleyton TM4796 Sue Cox
17 Jul Hard to believe, but our garden had another surprise today, a single Purple hairstreak. It posed long enough for me to get binoculars on it, but took off before I could focus the camera. Don't know where it came from, as no nearby sites that I know of. A female Common blue was another first for the year in the garden, with several Peacock, a Comma, a Small tortoiseshell, Gatekeeper and Large and Small whites making up the supporting cast. Here's hoping for a return visitor in tomorrow's heat. Barnby   Peter Norfolk
17 Jul Seen in my garden today, Peacock (x3), Gatekeeper (x1), Comma (x1) and a welcome visit from a Grayling nectering on my Buddleia.  (📷 photo click here Rushmere St Andrew   Phil Watkinson
17 Jul 14 July -17 July :  4 Silver-washed fritillary sightings in my own east Ipswich garden.  At least three of these are different individuals, going by wear features. The only possible 'doubling up' was on two sightings of pristine females. Are they now opportunistically breeding in gardens ? (📷 photo click here east Ipswich   Julian Dowding
16 Jul Holly Blue taking moisture from patio (📷 photo click here east Ipswich   ulian Dowding
16 Jul A quick walk round Landseer Park this morning gave us only a few Marbled Whites and a surprise Chalkhill Blue!  (📷 photo click here landseer Park   t Ian P
16 Jul 2 hrs 30 minutes to survey my last section of reserve on the Norfolk side for Purple hairstreak Butterflies low count of only 2 on Transect line and 1 off transect line SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
16 Jul An unexpected, if rather worn female Silver-washed fritillary in our garden today, along with 1 Gatekeeper, 1 Comma, 1 Meadow brown, 1 Peacock and several each of Large, Small and Green-veined white. Also the first Hummingbird hawk moth for a week or so. Back of camera photo attached.  (📷 photo click here)  Barnby   Peter Norfolk
16 Jul Visited a spot where seen them before and was very pleased to find 3 to 4 white admirals today at Access 22 Tunstall Forest. One even sat on my foot! Tunstall Forest   Anne Buswell
16 Jul Butterfly count at Boyton Hall this morning - Meadow Brown 214, Gatekeeper 108, Large White 29, Small/Essex Skipper 11, Peacock 9, Small White 4, Green-veined White 3, Comma 2, Ringlet 1, Large Skipper 1, Common Blue 1     sb John Walshe
16 Jul In the meadow at home – brown argus x 2, common blue x 7 (2 x f), far more than first brood of either, several small skippers a few meadow browns but mainly gatekeepers now (20+). Purple hairstreak x 5 in ash trees, peacock x 10, 6 spot burnets and 3 x 6-belted clearwing.  (📷 photo click here)  Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
16 Jul Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Large White 10, Small White 6, Green-veined White 12, Brimstone 6, Purple Hairstreak m., Red Admiral, Comma 4, Peacock 20, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown c30, Gatekeeper 22, Ringlet 8. Five 6-spot Burnets. Culford Lake TL8270 Martin Peers
15 Jul Suffolk Butterfly Conservation Theberton Event -The rearranged Purple Emperor survey took place on Friday 15 July, coinciding with launch of Big Butterfly Count.  A group of ultimately 6 of us recorded 8 Purple Emperor sightings by lunchtime. Several were coming down to the new aggregate turning circle for moisture.  (📷 photo click here).  Other butterflies seen included Gatekeeper, all three whites, Brimstone, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Comma, Peacock, innumerable Purple Hairstreaks. Some of these were also on the aggregate but throughout the wood many were seen flying low through and just over the sward. So many that you really had to watch where you walked. Grayling turned up just as we reached the high seat. Just one White Admiral was seen, in the afternoon. Theberton Wood   Julian Dowding
15 Jul Large Skipper, Small Skipper 10+, Essex Skipper 6, Large White 9, Small White 8, Green-veined White 2, Brimstone f., Common Blue, m., Small Copper, Red Admiral, Peacock 4, Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown c.40, Gatekeeper 24, Ringlet 10. Six 6-spot Burnets. Bury cemetery   Martin Peers
15 Jul Old Station House and Station platform    Large White 4   Peacock 1   Comma  1   Large Skipper 1   Gatekeeper 1   I’ve followed the rule of only reporting the maximum number seen together.  The garden was busy with butterflies all day so the actual number of insects per species visiting is probably larger. Somerleyton TM4796 Sue Cox
15 Jul Butterfly Survey Transects 10 to 13, Gatekeeper 192, Peacock 169, Meadow Brown 141, Small White 35, Green-veined White 34,Large White 22, Ringlet 17, Small Skipper 12, Red Admiral 2, Essex Skipper 2, Painted Lady 1  SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
15 Jul Purple Emperor at Raydon Great Wood end of Hadleigh Railway Walk at midday  (📷 photo click here)  Hadleigh Railway Walk   Jon King
15 Jul Common Blue - surprised to see this in Christchurch Park with no obvious foodplant nearby especially as very few have been reported this year. Christchurch Park, Ipswich   Richard Perryman
14 Jul I was at Landseer Park in Ipswich last week (14th July) and to my surprise I spotted a fresh-looking Chalkhill Blue! It was very active in the very warm sunshine around 12 noon, and hardly stopped at all but I managed to get a poor photo (📷 photo click here), also a short video when it briefly visited some tall Ragwort plants in flower. It then completely disappeared and I failed to relocate it. Landseer Park   Charles Cuthbert
14 Jul Sighting: 2 Clouded Yellows at Pipps Ford GPs/semi restored nature reserve  14/07/2022 annual here in small numbers  Pipps Ford   Phil Whittaker
14 Jul Butterfly Survey, Gatekeeper 156, Meadow Brown 81, Ringlet 41, Large White 39, Peacock 30, Small White 24,Purple Hairstreak 12, Small Skipper 9, Brown Argus 9, Essex Skipper 5, Green-veined White 7, Red Admiral 5, Common Blue 3, Small Copper 3, Comma 3, Painted Lady 1, Large Skipper 1, Brimstone (m) SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
14 Jul This morning I led a member around Bradfield wood who couldn’t make the Monday walk. Her 4 year old son Chester was really enthusiastic and making notes we spotted speckled wood, meadow brown, gatekeeper, ringlet, large white, small white, green veined white, comma red admiral, peacock, white admiral, purple hairstreak, and a purple emperor.    SWT Bradfield Wood   Trevor Goodfellow
13 Jul The warden at Minsmere asked me to report a sighting of a Purple Emperor at Minsmere today. My husband and I with another couple saw it when walking from the woods towards the wildlife lookout hide. We were looking at a Silver Washed Fritillary when I  saw a butterfly low on an alder tree behind us . At first we thought white admiral but realised it was bigger. It was a purple emperor. It fluttered around in front of us gradually working its way up the tree until it was out of sight (about 2 minutes) We were able to confirm the sighting by looking at Butterflies of Britain app.  The warden said that one had not been seen at Minsmere for 6 years. All four of us were very excited!!   RSPB Minsmere   Doreen Betts
13 Jul Still 2 very worn Silver-studded Blues on the common (1m 1f) plus Grayling 12 (📷 photos click here), Large Skipper 1, Small Skipper 1 Essex Skipper 1, Large White 5, Small Copper 12, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Comma 5,  Peacock 8, Gatekeeper 25, Meadow Brown 19 and Ringlet 8. Westleton Common   David and Lilian Pitt
12 Jul  I didn't know what species this butterfly was when I photographed it on the buddleia in my garden this afternoon (12 July). I'm pretty sure now that it is a female Purple Emperor.  (📷 photo click here) I'd never seen one before. My garden backs onto Christchurch Park. Christchurch Park, Ipswich TM16654502 Martin Cooper
12 Jul  Seen at Bonny Wood today - Silver Washed Fritillary (25+) mostly females but no Valezinas, White Admiral (5), Ringlets, Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers, Peacocks, a single Large Skipper and a single Red Admiral.  Attached photo of a mating pair of Silver Washed Fritillaries (📷 photo click here)  Bonny Wood, Barking, Suffolk   Phil Watkinson
12 Jul  Marbled White spotted at Ickworth Park   (📷 photo click here)   Ickworth Park   Paul Seabrook 
12 Jul   Sorry for the late posting, attached our photo of a Purple Emperor that took a liking to my walking shoe at SWT Bradfield Woods on Sunday 12th July  (📷 photo click here)  SWT Bradfield Woods   David & Margie Carter
11 Jul Butterfly Survey Transects 1 to 9, Meadow Brown 130, Ringlet 92, Gatekeeper 85, Green-veined White 35, Peacock 33, Small Skipper 14, Comma 11, Small White 8, Red Admiral 8, Essex Skipper 3, Large Skipper 2, Large White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2.   SWT Carlton Marshes    s Robert Quadling
11 Jul a baking hour on the butts at Landguard; Brown Argus 26, Common Blue 15, Skipper sp 20+, Ringlet 5, Small Heath 1, Peacock 7, Painted Lady 1, Green-veined White 3, Small White 12, Meadow Brown 20+, Gatekeeper 18, Small Copper 1, Oak Eggar 1   Landguard    s Will Brame
11 Jul White letter hairstreak seen on 10th July at Rushmere Common.   (📷 photo click here)  Rushmere Common   Jenny Norman  
11 Jul I walked through the Dales Open Space Local Nature Reserve in Ipswich this afternoon and was pleased to see a female Silver-washed Fritillary on bramble flower. Ipswich TM154462 Paul Gilson
10 Jul An hour along the Deben Lodge track halfway along the Kingsfleet Falkenham 6 Purple Hairstreaks, 3 Essex Skippers, 7 Ringlets, 3 Red Admiral, 15 Meadow Brown, 24 GateKeeper, 3 Peacock, 30+ Small White and 16+ Large White Kingsfleet Falkenham   s Will Brame
10 Jul Carried out a Purple hairstreak survey this afternoon start time 3.40pm area covered was from office to the Chapel at Hall Road only. Total number of Purple hairstreak recorded was 93 SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
10 Jul Butterflies in Lowestoft cemetery late afternoon: Skippers 3 spp., Browns 3 spp., Whites 2 spp.,Brown Argus 2, Common Blue 2 (fresh), Comma 2 (sparring). Lowestoft   t Jeremy Gaskell
10 Jul An evening dog walk through Broom Hill park Ipswich and several Purple Hairstreaks were active in one large Oak tree on the park. The sunlight was catching the top of the tree and they were clearly visible, some spiralling upwards, possibly in a courtship display. room Hill park Ipswich TM155457 Paul Gilson
10 Jul I wanted to let someone know that I had incredible views of a female Purple Emperor at Bradfield Woods last weekend and also today in my garden in Lawshall - I've never seen one here before so I thought it was worth passing the information on!  Lawshall   Claire Ansell
10 Jul 6 x Comma, 5 x Silver Washed Fritillary, 5 x White Admiral, 2 x Peacock, 100 + Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Ringlet.  50+ Small Skipper, Small White, Green Veined White 3 x Large Skipper, 3 x Speckled Wood Arger Fen TL9335 Gerard Fletcher
9 Jul Silver-washed Fritillary, Hawke Rd garden while watching Little Mermaid in the only shady spot in the garden.   (📷 photo click here)  Ipswich   Julian Dowding
9 Jul 90 minutes at Bradfield Wood from 14.10;  72 x Silver Washed Fritillary, 46 x Meadow Brown, 39 x Green Veined White, 36 x Ringlet, 17 x Small White, 10 x Peacock, 3 x Large Skipper, Large White, Purple Hairstreak, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, 2 x White Admiral, 1x Small Skipper, Gatekeeper.  The hot afternoon sun seemed to have brought the Fritillaries out in force, they were everywhere ! Bradfield Wood   Gerard Fletcher
9 Jul Minsmere butterfly transect Small skipper – 19, Essex skipper – 33, Small/Essex –3, Large skipper – 11, Large white – 34, Small white – 20, Green-veined white – 15, Purple hairstreak - 6, Small copper – 6, Brown argus – 54, Common blue – 2, White admiral – 13, Red admiral – 8, Painted lady – 1, Small tortoiseshell – 3, Peacock – 14, Comma – 44, Silver-washed fritillary – 43, Speckled wood – 10, Grayling – 5, Gatekeeper- 57, Meadow brown – 46, Ringlet – 483, Small heath – 17 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
9 Jul Popped to my patch. Amazing to see Purple Emperor in Spring Wood on oak sap with James P (who found it yesterday)  my fourth local sighting (📷 photo click here Spring Wood, Ipswich   t David Walsh
8 Jul One out of four dazzling male Marbled white butterflies encountered on a flower rich area on a local meadow. (📷 photo click here)  Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable Davey
8 Jul 100+ Meadow Brown, 25+ Ringlet, 1 Speckled Wood, 7 Comma, 5 Red Admiral, at least 12 White Admiral, 1 Brimstone, 2 or 3 Silver Washed Fritillary, 2 Peacock, 6+ Large Skipper, 2+ Small Skipper, numerous Large Whites, 25 + Small Whites. Assington Thicks   David Damant
8 Jul Short visit to Dunwich woods this morning. Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Comma, Silver-washed fritillary, White Admiral, Peacock and 1 White-Letter Hairstreak. Also visited Dunwich Heath and had my first Graylings for the year. Dunwich woods   Bill Whybrow
8 Jul Purple emperor came a little closer than usual only a few Silver Washed Fritillary and a couple of purple hairstreaks. All recorded on iRecord.  All recorded on iRecord. Bradfield wood   i Trevor Goodfellow  
8 Jul  Unusually marked Brown argus x 1 (📷 photo click here)   and a meadow brown, a few small skippers. All recorded on iRecord. Ramparts heath   i  Trevor Goodfellow
8 Jul Lackford Public footpath on cavenham road revealed a meadow brown x 4, speckled wood x 1, comma x 2, white letter hairstreak x 1, purple hairstreak x 1, gatekeeper x 4, small skipper x 1.All recorded on iRecord. Lackford   i  Trevor Goodfellow
8 Jul  At home, topped the day off well with meadow brown x 29, ringlet x 11, gatekeeper x 12, brown argus x 3, peacock x 5, red admiral x 1, comma x 2, small tortoiseshell x 2, large white, small white and green veined white, small skipper x 10, large skipper x 1, white letter hairstreak x 3 (📷 photo click here), purple hairstreak x 1 and one clouded yellow, a first here (📷 photo click here)  . 19 species today, couldn’t find the painted lady and essex skipper from yesterday! All recorded on iRecord. Thurston   i Trevor Goodfellow  
8 Jul Today’s sunshine brought a good variety into the garden : Large, Small and Green-veined whites, Small tortoiseshell, 2 Comma, several Meadow brown, my first Gatekeeper of the year, and a surprise Small Copper seen several times. Cheers Barnby   Peter Norfolk
8 Jul Bumper butterfly morning with 16 species plus a Clouded Magpie Moth. We saw White-letter Hairstreak 5, Silver-washed Fritillary 4, White Admiral 11, Small Heath 1, Large Skipper 3, Large White 6, Small White, 2 Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 5, Comma 40+, Speckled Wood 2, Gatekeeper 4, Meadow Brown 15 and Ringlet 100+. (Photos of WLH, White Admiral and Clouded Magpie moth 📷 photos click here) Dunwich Forest   David and Lilian Pitt
8 Jul Today, at Bury cemetery, I saw my first Gatekeepers of the year. The full list was as follows: Small Skipper 12, Essex Skipper 8, Large Skipper, Large White 3, Small White 4, Green-veined White 3, Common Blue m., Comma, Peacock, Speckled Wood 2, Gatekeeper 4, Meadow Brown c40, Ringlet 16. Also present were six 6-spot Burnet moths. Bury cemetery TL8463 Martin Peers
7 Jul Several Gatekeeper butterflies encountered amongst bramble thickets and scrub.  (📷 photo click here)  Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable Davey
7 Jul During a walk of about half an hour at Westleton Heath yesterday I saw the following butterflies:  Small Skipper 2, Brimstone f., Large White 3, Green-veined White 4, Small Copper 4 (2 pairs), Silver-studded Blue 8 (4m.), White Admiral 2, Red Admiral, Comma, Grayling 4, Meadow Brown 20, Small Heath 4, Ringlet 12. Also two 6-spot Burnets. Westleton Heath TM460690 Martin Peers
7 Jul Had a look for butterflies this evening. 13 Silver Washed Fritillary, 21 Purple Hairstreaks over oaks, 3 Brown Argus in glade under pylon SE corner, 6 Commas. Wood very shaded though, rides need opening up a lot SWT Combs Wood   sb John Walshe
7 Jul Still at least 5 White-letter Hairstreaks, 4 Comma, 2 Red Admiral,3 Small White,3 Meadow Brown at Capel Hall Picnic site Kirton Road Trimley. Grayling from Kirton and a couple of White-letter Hairstreaks nectaring of bramble and a plant i rarely see locally Small Teasle Trimley   s Will Brame
7 Jul Brimstone, White-letter Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak seen this afternoon Northfield Wood   sb Mark Brewster
7 Jul Silver Washed Fritillary showed very well for approx 10 minutes at 17.00 on Landseer Park Ipswich.  Showing on brambles at the edge of the wood on the lower path running parallel with Medway Road. Landseer Park Ipswich   Mike Morley
7 Jul Silver-washed Fritillary today being chased by up to six Commas on the edge of the woodland by the Wilderness Pond in Christchurch Park Ipswich. Christchurch Park Ipswich   R Lattenborrow
5 Jul On 5th July 2022 in my garden in Trimley St Martin, I was surprised to find a Marbled White nectaring on a Buddleia.  Please find attached a very poor photo I managed to take as it was taking off! (📷 photo click here)  We have seen the population at Landseer Park, Ipswich but presumably this is too far to have come from there?? Trimley St Martin   Les Hollingworth
5 Jul A good selection of butterflies seen at SWT Hazlewood Marshes this morning including 30+ Grayling, White-letter Hairstreak, Gatekeeper, Small Copper, Painted Lady, Small Heath and both Small and Large Skipper SWT Hazlewood Marshes   sb David Carter
5 Jul Butterfly Survey Transects 10 to 13, Meadow Brown 140, Ringlet 32, Green veined White 29, Small White 26, Small Tortoiseshell 21, Gatekeeper 16, Comma 2, Large White 2, Small Skipper 2, Essex Skipper 1, Peacock 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
5 Jul A male Silver-washed Fritillary was basking on bramble this afternoon on Valley Road, Ipswich.(📷 photo click here Valley Road, Ipswich TM158458 Paul Gilson
4 Jul Butterfly Survey, Meadow Brown 123, Ringlet 56, Small Skipper 30, Small White 24, Large White 14, Green veined White 11, Comma 8, Small Copper 9, Red Admiral 8, Gatekeeper 6, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Brimstone 1 (f), White Admiral 1, Essex Skipper 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1. SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
4 Jul An hour or so in the Grove Felixstowe produced 1 White-letter Hairstreak, 2 Purple Hairstreaks, 5 Large White, 27 Small White, 4 Comma , 16 Meadow Brown, 17 Ringlet, 1 Essex Skipper , 3 Small Skipper, 1 Red Admiral, 7 Speckled Wood, 1 Peacock and a single Small Copper     s Will Brame
4 Jul Went for a walk over Rushmere Heath this morning. Sightings were, 30 plus Ringlet, 20 Gatekeeper, 2 Comma, 1 Red admiral, 22 Small Skipper, 10 Essex Skipper, 25 Meadow Brown, 2 Green veined White, 7 Large White, 5 Small White, 1 Speckled Wood, 10 Purple Hairstreak Rushmere Heath   Sarah Chamberlain
4 Jul Comma 1, Large White 1, Small White 3, Red Admiral 1, Ringlet 3  (multiple sightings again today), Large Skipper 1 Somerleyton TM4797 Sue Cox
4 Jul I have spotted a Ringlet Butterfly in my Garden in Ipswich, Suffolk. It was sunning itself on a large privet hedge Ipswich   Robert Freeman
3 Jul I note from your website that you are interested in sightings of the Silver-washed Fritillary. I saw several (say six) at Bradfield Wood  (📷 photo click here SWT Bradfield Woods   Nick Amor
3 Jul Purple Hairstreak, Gatekeeper & Grayling on 2dys survey means that we've now had all the usual suspects (27 spp) at Minsmere this year. Any increase on that will be a nice surprise!  Todays survey totals Small skipper – 14, Essex skipper – 19, Small/Essex – 2, Large skipper -8, Large white – 23, Small white – 18, Green-veined White – 19, Purple hairstreak – 4, Small copper – 10, Brown argus – 19, White admiral – 7, Red admiral – 4, Peacock – 9, Comma – 5, Silver-washed fritillary – 37, Speckled wood -8, Grayling – 1, Gatekeeper – 6, Meadow brown – 77, Ringlet – 461, Small heath – 35.  Quite a lot of 2nd generations now appearing RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
3 Jul Definitely a Marbled White day on Landseer Park Ipswich with a minimum of 100+counted. Also innumerable Meadow Browns and Skippers. 20+Ringlets and a Gatekeeper noted. Landseer Park Ipswich   Mike Morley
3 Jul I managed to photograph a male Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly on Broom Hill park Ipswich this afternoon, 3/7/22. There are extensive areas of bramble in flower there at the moment.  (📷 photo click here)  Broom Hill park Ipswich TM155457 Paul Gilson
3 Jul Gatekeeper 1, First sighting this year.   Red Admiral 1,   Comma 1,   Meadow Brown 1 A very pale female,   Large White 1,   Ringlet 4   Still busy amongst the grasses.    Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1   This is the sixth occasion this year that we’ve had a visit.  They must be having a good year!  Usually one sighting is a treat. Somerleyton TM4797 Sue Cox
3 Jul White-letter Hairstreak seen briefly on Escallonia and Privet in our Wickham Market garden this morning before flying towards Elms that are behind our back fence running parallel along Border Cott Lane.  This is the fifth year (7/7/18 first sighting)  running that White-letter Hairstreaks have been recorded in the garden on Escallonias   Wickham Market   Rob and Kerry Reeve
3 Jul Saw at least two Marbled Whites on grassland on the edge of Risby parish - one m and one f. Also scores of Meadow Browns, Small Skippers and Ringlets. 10+ Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Brimstone and  2 Small Whites Risby   Nigel Hannay
3 Jul Small Skipper 12+, Essex Skipper 6, Large White 2, Small White 5, Small Copper, Common Blue f., Painted Lady, Meadow Brown 32, Ringlet 12. Bury cemetery TL8463 Martin Peers
3 Jul About 10 sightings of Purple Emperor at Bonny Wood today. All high in trees. Bonny Wood   t Steve Babbs
2 Jul Butterfly Survey Trans 1 to 9, Meadow Brown 190, Ringlet 160, Small Tortoiseshell 51, Small Skipper 21, Essex Skipper 21, Large Skipper 19, Comma 13, Red Admiral 12, Green-veined White 10, Small White 8, Peacock 6, Large White 3, Gatekeeper 3, Brown Argus 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
2 Jul Small Skipper  1 First sighting this year, resting in the sunshine,   Large Skipper 1 Plenty of these about here this year, always seen singly.   Ringlet 3 Plenty of these too – they seem to be having an excellent year.  Very pleased to see 3 together today.  Two females searching through grass for good places to lay eggs, and an amorous male who was swiftly sent about his business.   Meadow Brown 1,   Red Admiral 5 Seen singly, but in different parts of the locality.  Most unlikely that any sightings were of the same insect. Somerleyton TM497 Sue Cox
2 Jul The highlight a Green Hairstreak, 20+ Skippers 3 Small and 3 Essex, 1 Ringlet, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 15 Small White, 3 Large White, 30+ Meadow Brown, 5 Brown Argus, 2 Peacock, 5 Small Heath, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoth Landguard   s Will Brame
1 Jul Spent a couple of hours this afternoon 1st July around the Sandlings Local Nature Reserve - Rushmere St.Andrews. A reasonable number of butterflies including 7 Gatekeepers and at least a dozen Ringlets (📷 photos click here) Sandlings Local Nature Reserve   Bryan Wright
1 Jul .Another four Marbled White butterflies at lunchtime in Haverhill (Duddery hill industrial estate)  (📷 photo click here Haverhill   s John C
1 Jul First Gatekeeper of the year in Northfield Wood (noted via iRecord). (📷 photo click here     sbi Mark Brewster
1 Jul A Purple Emperor flew into my office and had to be released twice in Little Bealings this morning  (📷 photo click here)  Little Bealings   Peter Woolley
June SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF MF GF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 36      
30 Jun MARBLED WHITE butterfly. One of at least three seen at Long Melford in Suffolk today - the first time I have ever seen this species in the parish  (📷 photo click here)  Long Melford   Darren Underwood
30 Jun Early Grayling at Upper Hollesley Common this afternoon (📷 photo click here)  Upper Hollesley Common   b David Carter
29 Jun From Kirton Sluice farm cottages to Kirton Creek Meadow Brown 70+, Ringlet 9, Red Admiral 6, Peacock 3, Comma 4, Small Skipper 3, Small White 7,Small Tortoiseshell 3 also along footpath from Sluice Cottages to Newbourne White-letter Hairstreaks 10 and 2 Painted Lady Kirton   s Will Brame
29 Jun Small Skipper 7, Ringlet 1, Painted Lady 1, Red Admiral 1, Meadow Brown 10, Peacock 1, also at least 15 Five spot Burnet Moth sp all around a clump of Birds Foot Trefoil Felixstowe Ferry   s Will Brame
28 Jun I was walking in Bradfield Woods on Tuesday 28th June and saw the following butterflies: Large Skipper 6, Brimstone 2 ff., Large White, Small White, Green-veined White 8, Purple Hairstreak 4, Purple Emperor 2, White Admiral 4, Red Admiral,  Comma 8, Speckled Wood 10+, Meadow Brown 34, Ringlet 16. 26 Silver-washed Fritillaries!! Bradfield Woods   Martin Peers
28 Jun Seen on 28th June mostly in the patch of blackberry flowers and on the grass of the Riverview picnic area dozens of Meadow Brown flying and feeding in ones and twos and also around a dozen of single flying Small Heath on the rabbit cropped grass.  Now we have to book to visit Sutton Hoo this is the first trip in 2022. Sutton Hoo TM 285492 Geraldine Smith
28 Jun Minsmere survey; A very pleasing tally from the  survey  including record nos of Silver-washed Fritillary and 2nd gens emerging.  Small skipper – 22, Essex skipper -21, Large skipper – 16, Large white – 9, Small white – 2, Green-veined white – 9, Small copper – 2, Brown argus – 7, White admiral – 8, Red admiral – 16, Painted lady – 2, Small tortoiseshell – 1, Peacock – 16, Comma – 10, Silver-washed fritillary – 58, Speckled wood- 10, Meadow brown – 116, Ringlet – 239, Small heath – 44 RSPB MInsmere   b Derek Eaton
28 Jun Sleighton Hill Trimley st Martin/ Loompit Lake  Purple Hairstreak 12 (📷 photo click here), Ringlet 2, Comma 3, Large White 2, Small White 16, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 17, Red Admiral 1 Trimley st Martin   s Will Brame
28 Jun  Even with a cool breeze and quite cloudy, Purple Hairstreaks were busy defending territory sometimes 3 at a time corkscrewing in the air some distance. 21 counted along 200m of roadside oaks and elms. No definitive proof of WLH flying.  (📷 photo click here)  Thurston   i Trevor Goodfellow
28 Jun We have just (18.00 today 28th June) seen a White Admiral in our garden in the centre of Ipswich (Holly Road opposite Ipswich School playing field) I've attached some photos (📷 photo click here) grabbed quickly before it flew North at 18.05       Richard and Jean Attenborrow
27 Jun Actually encountered on the 27th of June two out of seven male Marbled white butterflies found roosting amongst vegetation.  (📷 photo click here Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable Davey
27 Jun The Marbled Whites still going strong on Landseer Park. I stopped counting at 30 Also saw first Ringlets of season and Gatekeepers Cinnabar and 6 Spot Burnets flying about too. Landseer Park   sb Sarah
27 Jun A rare walk around part of UHC this morning was initially lacking in butterflies. Just one Silver-studded Blue in the former hotspot near the perimeter fence and a few Small Heaths and Skippers. But fortunes changed near the Red House car park where we found at least 12 Silver-studded Blue's, a Common Blue, a Large Skipper and a Speckled Wood. Upper Hollesley Common   Gary Plank
27 Jun A single Dark Green Fritillary there today amongst the hundreds of skippers and good numbers of Marbled Whites. A Small Blue was also reported but I didn't see it myself. Landseer Park   David Damant
27 Jun My first Purple Hairstreak  (📷 photo click here)  of the year at Theberton Wood, Suffolk this morning. Also a few Purple Emperor but they remained in the tree tops except one low fast flyby Theberton Wood,   sb David Borderick
26 Jun I’m happy to report some recent sightings at Northfield Wood, Onehouse. I’ve visited a few times recently and on Sunday 26/6 I had an amazing encounter! I had already seen several Silver-washed Fritillary, many ringlets, lots of the “usual suspects” (speckled Wood, green veined white, red admiral, comma, meadow brown) and a few White Admiral. But my “bucket list tick” was the Purple Emperorwhich appeared out of nowhere whilst I was trying to photograph a red admiral! It landed on my leg, so I quickly took a few pictures, although my phone didn’t do it justice and failed to catch the beautiful iridescence I witnessed.  (📷 photos click here)  I was surprised by its size! The weather conditions were good, sunny and warm, but quite breezy, and I think it was around midday-1 pm. In addition, I saw a small Heath at Winston, Debenham, around 2 weeks ago, flying low to the ground in a paddock. Northfield Wood   Rachel Greer
26 Jun If it is of interest to you I had a positive sighting of a White Admiral butterfly in my garden on the 26th june .unfortunately it did not stay long enough for me to photo it. Stuston IP21 4FD E.Phillips
26 Jun  A productive morning at RSPB Minsmere. I headed to the woodland trail for Silver-washed Fritillary + White Admiral. Popped in to Theberton Woods on my way home and got v lucky, seeing male & female Purple Emperor   (📷 photos click here)      t David Walsh
26 Jun  Butterfly count at Boyton Hall this morning - Meadow Brown 77, Small White 4, Ringlet 3, Speckled Wood 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Small Skipper 1 (1st of year), Large Skipper 1, Small Heath 1. Peacock caterpillars all pupated Boyton Hall   sb John Walshe
24 Jun Butterfly Survey, Meadow Brown 193, Red Admiral 6, Ringlet 5, Small Skipper 4, Large Skipper 4, Small Copper 3, Speckled wood 3, Painted Lady 3, Comma 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Essex Skipper 2, Common Blue 1 SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
24 Jun more from Landguard today Peacock 14, Small White 9, Large White 3, Red Admiral 4, Painted Lady 1, Small Heath 5, Large Skipper 1, Small Skipper 3, Meadow Brown 7, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 3 Landguard   s Will Brame
23 Jun 5 Painted Lady, numerous Large Skipper, 14 Small Skipper, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Comma, 2 Peacock, good number of White Admiral ( would guess 18 + but difficult as could be some repeat sightings ), 1 brief  fly thro by Silver-washed fritillary. 4 Ringlet, numerous Meadow Brown, 2 Small White and 1 Broad Bordered Bee Hawkmoth ( 📷 photo click here ) Dunwich Forest   Pete Jackson
23 Jun A surprise awaited me as I walked through the wildflower area in Bury cemetery this afternoon: A Marbled White, which was among the usual Meadow Browns (24), Ringlets (6) and Small Skippers (3). It was still there when I returned nearly three hours later. Bury St Edmunds   Martin Peers
23 Jun Lots going on in our garden in Flowton today - 3 or more Small Tortoiseshell (which seem to be much more numerous this year), 5+ Meadow Brown, 2 Comma, several Whites, singles of Painted Lady, Large Skipper, Red Admiral and Hummingbird Hawk-moth. Flowton   Rob Clements
23 Jun Butterfly Surveys Transects 10 to 13. Meadow Brown 200, Small Tortoiseshell 66, Red Admiral 8, Small White 2, Ringlet 2 SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
23 Jun Encountered four male Marbled white butterflies all on a local flower rich meadow amongst oxeye daisies and greater knapweed plants.  Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable Davey
23 Jun Another survey at Dobbs Lane, Martlesham this lunchtime produced 34 Silver Studded Blue (ratio 8m:1f). This is in a 1 acre area at end of runway and is double last weeks tally. Probably at peak now. Also 4 Brown Argus Martlesham   sb Kevin Ling
22 Jun 3 White-letter Hairstreaks            Elm tree in Abbey Gardens near the playground Bury St Edmunds   David Bird
22 Jun Photograph 📷 photo click here of closed wings of a Meadow Brown with two white pupils in each forewing eye spot. No white, or black, spots on hindwing.  Overall hindwing pattern of Meadow Brown. Last year's photos of Gatekeepers on site each had white spots on hindwings. Last year's and this year's (so far) photos of other Meadow Browns on site have single pupils in forewing eyespots. Are 2 pupils in forewing eye spots often noted in Suffolk Meadow Browns?  This is a known aberration, ab bioculata, and is noted on the UK Butterflies website but there are no references to how common it is.  None of the identification guides mention it so presumably it is uncommon.  The spots on the hind wings are quite variable and a particular pattern seems to be regional or confined to a local population.  E B Ford used this for some genetic research (RP) Beccles (GBS) TM43090 Graham Jackson
22 Jun Butterfly Survey Transects 1 to 9; Meadow Brown 395, Small Tortoiseshell 63, Large Skipper 12, Red Admiral 11, Ringlet 5, Painted Lady 3, Speckled wood 2, Comma 2, Small Skipper 2, Large White 1, Small White 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
22 Jun Suffolk Butterfly Recorder; White admiral and Silver-washed fritillary on the wing in Reydon Wood just now. About 3 or 4 of each (at least) in the rides near bramble and hazel, along with Speckled wood, Large skipper, Meadow brown and Ringlet. Zipping around due to the heat but good to see. Reydon Wood   James Corton
22 Jun At Kirton picnic site A14 flyover 10 White letter Hairstreaks, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Comma, 1 Red Admiral. Kirton   s Will Brame
22 Jun Walton Avenue Felixstowe opposite Lidl 5+ White letter Hairstreaks, 1 Comma, 3 Meadow Brown, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Ringlet, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth Felixstowe   s Will Brame
22 Jun Deben Lodge along the length of Kingsfleet Small Tortoiseshell 19, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 3, Meadow Brown 30+, Essex Skipper 1, Ringlet 2, Small White 3 Kingsfleet   s Will Brame
22 Jun Silver Washed Fritillary 14 (📷 photo click here), White Admiral 4, Speckled Wood 20, Meadow Brown 8, Ringlet 10, Green-veined White 1 RSPB Wolves Wood   Richard Perryman
22 Jun Purple Emperor spotted this morning in Ickworth Park.  (📷 photo click here Ickworth Park   Paul Seabrook
22 Jun A pleasant surprise in our garden in Flowton today - a White-letter Hairstreak (on Philadelphus - 📷 photo click here) along with Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown and several Small Tortoiseshell (which appear to be much more numerous this year compared with the last few years).   Flowton TM 085470 Rob Clements
21 Jun female Purple Hairstreak St Margaret South Elmham   Jen Saunders 
21 Jun Minsmere survey. Feels like summer! Skippers: Small – 3, Essex – 4, Large – 3, Small Copper – 2, Common Blue – 3, White Admiral – 2, Red Admiral – 12, Small Tortoiseshell – 2, Comma – 2, Silver Washed Fritillary – 24, Speckled Wood – 32, Meadow Brown – 104, Ringlet – 45, Small Heath – 39, Bonus Broad-bordered Bee & Hummingbird Hawkmoth RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
21 Jun Sightings: Large White 1, Small white 2, Meadow brown 9, Ringlet 2, Speckled wood 8, White admiral 8+ in the wood, Red admiral 3, Small tortoiseshell  3,  Comma 3, Large skipper 1 Old Hall wood and Lane Bentley   Michael Bamford
21 Jun Went back to the common to see how many Silver-studded Blues there were. We found 100++. They were very active with more females visible. Just before we left, we found our first Purple Hairstreak of the year. Also saw Small Heath 8, Meadow Brown 6, Comma 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Red Admiral 2, Small Copper 1, Small White 1 and Large Skipper 1. A Woodlark and a Yellowhammer were also present. A really good morning. Westleton Common   David and Lilian Pitt
21 Jun We seem to be having a Hummingbird Hawk Moth (📷 photo click here) time as they harvest pollen from the Valerian in Bridge Street, never seen so many at one time.  We also had 2 Painted Ladies but my pics of them leave a lot to be desired as they were hurried.  Along with the HHM’s there have also been several Small Tortoiseshells but no Red Admirals, Peacocks or Commas. Kelsale   Chris Burslem
21 Jun Just emerged Silver Washed Fritillary, male, in our garden Hollesley TM349445 Mark and Rachel Sly
20 Jun 16.30 hours today..20th June..whilst assisting with a Eurasian Curlew survey I was walking a "ride" of bare ground in a field of potatoes just north of Sapiston village when I was alerted to a large fast flying butterfly which I first thought might be a White Admiral.  It flashed past me and I spun round ready to quickly retrace my steps whilst praying that it would land reasonably near.  The butterfly mostly held its wings closed with occasional wing flicks.  As I got closer I caught just a hint of an iridescent sheen as the wing opened a little.  I was able to get within a metre of the butterfly and then it opened its wings fully..a stunning male Purple Emperor..I was gobsmacked !. It was constantly probing in wet mud areas at the edge of the otherwise hard baked sandy soil and particularly on tiny patches of manure from early treatment of the field prior to planting. Sadly I had neither a camera or mobile with me.  Temperature was 22 degrees celsius and not a breath of wind.  There are 3 large mature Oak trees some 80 metres away and one maybe contains a favoured "master" canopy habitat ? We are surrounded by private land to which I have special access hence I am unable to give more location details but needless to say I shall be there again soon armed with my camera. If I am lucky again I will of course enter a further report. near Sapiston   Brian Taylor
20 Jun Spent a lovely few hours on Landseer Park lunchtime. Highlights included a Dark Green Fritillary, 3 Small Blues and the gorgeous Marbled Whites. Landseer Park   t Sarah Chamberlain
20 Jun Felixstowe Ferry 1 Common Blue, 2 Small Tortoiseshells, 1 Painted Lady, 5 Meadow Brown, 1 Small White,1 Red Admiral, 3 Small Skippers (📷 photo click here), 7 Essex Skippers and several Burnet moth sp including this presumed Narrow-bordered five-spot Burnet  (📷 photo click here     s Will Brame
20 Jun 9 Small Tortoiseshells, 3 Small White, 3 Red Admiral, 7 Meadow Brown, 2 Painted Lady. Kingsfleet   s Will Brame
20 Jun First 2 White Admirals of the year seen chasing one another on 20th June Brimlin Wood Chattisham   Peter Woolley  
20 Jun Opposite side of green farm, roadside elms showed 4 more White-letter Hairstreaks (📷 photo click here), 1 x small heath, meadow browns and large skippers in numbers (on iRecord) Thurston   i Trevor Goodfellow
20 Jun Today, in King's Forest TL7972 and 7973, I saw single Small Skipper, Painted Lady and Small Tortoiseshell, along with 10+ Red Admirals, 8 Ringlets, 10+ Speckled Woods and 10-15 Meadow Browns. Retracing my steps through the roadside reserve at opposite West Stow CP (TL7971), I also saw 4 Small Skippers and 2 Small Heaths.   TL7972, TL7973, TL7971 Martin Peers
19 Jun I went for a walk in Assington Thicks and saw my first White Admirals (5), Small Skippers (3+) and Ringlets (5) of the summer. In support were a Common Blue (male), Green-veined White, 6 Large Skippers, 6-7 Meadow Browns and a Speckled Wood.     Martin Peers
19 Jun Roadside elms near home showed 4 White-letter Hairstreaks and a possible purple hairstreak (unconfirmed) on iRecord Thurston   i Trevor Goodfellow
19 Jun  sightings 21 Marbled Whites, 18 Meadow Browns, 11 Small Heath, 4 Comma. Numerous Skippers. Landseer Park   SArah Chamberlain
19 Jun  4 x White-letter Hairstreaks  (📷 photo click here)  spotted over two sites in Thurston. First sighting encouraged me to look further and found 3 more near home, where I counted 30+ large skippers, 40 meadow browns, 1 red admiral. Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
19 Jun Butterfly count at Boyton Hall this morning - Meadow Brown 68, Small Tortoiseshell 32, Large Skipper 9, Red Admiral 6, Small Heath 3, Speckled Wood 3, Ringlet 2 (1st of year), Painted Lady 2, Common Blue 1, Large White 1 Boyton Hall   sb John Walshe
17 Jun  I counted 67 Silver-studded Blues  today in one corner of the council owned part of Upper Hollesley Common this morning, Upper Hollesley Common   s Chris Ryde
17 Jun The Marbled Whites are looking lovely in Landseer Park, please don’t trample the area’s of flower and fauna down, you’ll see them just fine ! (📷 photo click here)  Landseer Park   Allan
17 Jun First Silver-washed Fritillaries (2) of the year for Minsmere today + Essex skipper & 2nd gen Small Coppers and Comma yesterday. No sign of any White-letter Hairstreaks at Dunwich forest yet. Sam has released a batch of home reared, local Purple Emperors at Theberton - just one so far rescued from the Sallows last year during Forestry England work RSPB Minsmere   t Derek Eaton
17 Jun Butterfly Survey today Transects 10 to 13.  Meadow Brown 110, Small Tortoiseshell 104, Large Skipper 1, Red Admiral 2, Speckled Wood 1, Painted Lady 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
17 Jun Survey of private woodland east of Bury St Edmunds revealed 3 x Silver-washed Fritillaries (📷 photo click here)  , 1 x green veined white, 1 x red admiral, 1 x comma, 12 x speckled wood, 1 x large skipper, 1 x possible White Admiral   East of Bury St Edmunds   Trevor Goodfellow
17 Jun Glanville Fritillary (📷 photos click here)  (This must be an attempted introduction by someone who does not know about the habitat requiremnets of the Glanville Fritillary.  Unlike other attempted introductions in Landseer Park thsi has no chance of establishing.  The only colony in the UK is on the Isle of Wight..  It needs lots of young plantains for the caterpillars to feed upon). Landseey Park   Allan
17 Jun Two Small Skippers, both good condition (📷 photo click here) . Also 1 each Meadow Brown, Small Tortoiseshell, male Common Blue. The Small Skippers were observed on exactly the same plants as the Large Skippers. Beccles TM 430 901 Graham Jackson (GBS)
16 June Two Large Skippers, both good condition. Also 2 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 male Common Blue Beccles TM 430 901 Graham Jackson (GBS)
16 June At TM45736920 - Only 4 Silver-studded Blues at the quarry but most of the heather seems to be dying. Also Meadow Brown 2, Small Heath 2.  Further along the path at TM46116926 Large Skipper 1, Meadow Brown 2.  On the path at TM46196941, which is fairly new regenerated heathland at least 12 Silver-studded Blues so they seem to have colonised this relatively new area.  Also Small Heath 6.  Across the Dunwich Road at TM46217007 I was surprised to find another Silver-studded Blues not an area close to any existing colony.  At TM45596964 Small Heath 6.There were very few butterflies despite the warm sunny weather perhaps because there are very few flowers apart from the heather and a few brambles. Westleton Heath TM4670 Richard Perryman
16 Jun Butterfly Survey, Meadow Brown 59, Red Admiral 7, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Speckled Wood 4, Large Skipper 2, Brown Argus 1, Large White 1 , Small Skipper 1 SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
16 Jun Attached is a photo taken today (16th June) at Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds. I only saw the one but will check again tomorrow. I used to walk the transect here and have never seen a Dingy Skipper (📷 photo click here) on this site before. (W3W position is guitar-swatted-crunched) Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds TL864617 Martin Rogers
16 Jun Butterfly count at Boyton Hall this morning, Meadow Browns emerging, Tortoiseshells peaked - Small Tortoiseshell 43, Meadow Brown 41, Large Skipper 7, Speckled Wood 5, Small Heath 3, Red Admiral 3 (2 flying north), Painted Lady 2, Large White 2, Silver Y 1 oyton Hall   t John Walshe
16 Jun During a walk round Market Weston Fen this morning, I noticed the following butterflies: Large Skipper, Large White, Green-veined White 3, Brown Argus, Common Blue 2mm., Red Admiral 4, Comma, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown c30, Small Heath 3. Market Weston Fen   Martin Peers
16 Jun Silver-washed fritillary 2 (possibly 3)  (📷 photo click here),  Red admiral 1, Ringlet 4, Meadow brown 3, Speckled wood 8, Small white 1   RSPB Wolves Wood   Michael Bamford
15 Jun Two Large Skippers, one worn with torn wings; the other (📷 photo click here)  . Also 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 male Common Blue Beccles TM 430 901 Graham Jackson (GBS)
15 Jun My first Ringlet of the year,  (📷 photo click here)  Saxham, Suffolk   t Hedley Wright
15 Jun Butterfly Survey Transects 1 to 9, Medow Brown 279, Small Tortoiseshell 106, Large Skipper 17, Red Admiral 9, Holly Blue 4, Speckled Wood 3, Peacock 2, Large White 1, Small Skipper 1 SWT Carlton Marshes sb Robert Quadling
15 Jun Both Small and Essex Skippers were NFY today 3 Large Skipper, 5 Meadow Brown, 4 Red Admiral, 6 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Small Heath 4 Common Blue, Small White, Large White, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoths Landguard   s Will Brame
15 Jun Our first Silver-washed Fritillary of the year at SWT Bradfield Woods this morning. One of three seen about a week earlier than our usual date.  (📷 photo click here SWT Bradfield Woods   Margie & David Carter
15 Jun Just wanted to submit sightings of two scarce butterflies seen during a walk around Wolves Wood today - 1 White Admiral and 2 Silver-washed Fritillaries were on the wing today around the reserve in glorious weather. Many thanks RSPB Wolves Wood   Jonathan Nasir
14 Jun Reasonably warm and sunny with slight variable breeze. Estimated 30 Silver-studded Blues in area to north and close to car park. Mainly males, only saw 3 females (📷 photos click here) . A few Small Heaths, single meadow brown and red admiral also. Upper Hollesley Common TM335472 Neil Dickinson
13 Jun Butterfly count at Boyton Hall this morning - Small Tortoiseshell 56, Meadow Brown 4, Small Heath 3, Large Skipper 3, Painted Lady 3, Speckled Wood 2, Red Admiral 1, Large White 1, Burnet Companion, lots of Peacock caterpillars Boyton Hall   t John Walshe
12 Jun This afternoon (12/6/22) in our Wickham Market garden six Small Tortoiseshell were observed nectaring on Sweet William plants. (📷 photo click here) Wickham Market   Kerry and Rob Reeve
12 Jun While walking the tracks at Hurdle Drove, Mildenhall Fen, this morning, I saw the following butterflies: Hurdle Drove TL6579:  Small White 4, Small Tortoiseshell 15+, Red Admiral c25, Painted Lady 8, Meadow Brown 2, Cinnabar 1; Mildenhall Fen TL6579 Martin Peers
12 Jun Fisher's Drove TL6480: Small Tortoiseshell 80+, Red Admiral 5, Painted Lady 10, Meadow Brown 1. Mildenhall Fen TL6480 Martin Peers
12 Jun A walk around Purdis Heath this morning Sunday 12th June produced at least 17+ Silver-studded Blue in the central clearing and a further 6 in the Northern clearing making a total of 23+ (📷 photos click here). Also noted were 5 Small Heath. 3 Comma, 4 Green Hairstreak, 9 Speckled Wood, 2 Holly Blue and a single Peacock. Purdis Heath SSSI   Bryan Wright
12 Jun Another butterfly count round Boyton Hall this morning - Small Tortoiseshell 46, Speckled Wood 5, Meadow Brown 3, Painted Lady 3, Small Heath 1, Large Skipper 1, Common Blue 1. Good variety of moths too - Yellow Shell 5, Blood Vein, Latticed Heath, Brimstone & Cinnabar Boyton Hall   t John Walshe
11 Jun good numbers of Red Admiral and Common Blues plus 4+ Silver-studded Blues (📷 photo click here) and a Small Tortoiseshell. Blaxhall Heath   Rob and Kerry Reeve, Debbie Broom 
11 Jun Results from survey at Minsmere. A bit blustery but not bad. Good show of Meadow Brown, Small Heath & Small tortoiseshell. Brimstone – 1, Green-veined white – 3, Holly blue – 1, Red admiral – 3, Small tortoiseshell – 10, Speckled wood – 25, Meadow brown – 12, Small heath – 27 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
11 Jun Butterfly Survey Transects 10 to 13 today, Small Tortoiseshell 165, Meadow Brown 43, Red Admiral 9, Holly Blue 1. SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
11 Jun Glorious sunny walk on the common this afternoon where there were 100+ Silver-studded Blue. (All male except for 7 females). We also saw Small Heath 1, Green Hairstreak 1, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 1, Meadow Brown and Small White 1. Westleton Common   David and Lilian Pitt
11 Jun Large Skipper, Common Blue, m., Brown Argus, Small Tortoiseshell, Small Heath 2, Meadow Brown 7, Cinnabar. Bury cemetery TL8463 Martin Peers
11 Jun  Butterfly count round Boyton Hall this morning - Small Tortoiseshell 16, Speckled Wood 7, Common Blue 2, Small Heath 2, single Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Meadow Brown, Large Skipper & Silver Y. Boyton Hall   t John Walshe
10 Jun Delightful to see so many Small Tortoiseshell #Butterflies today at Beccles Marshes Beccles Marshes   sb Julie Durrant
10 Jun Butterflies seen today on Landseer Park as follows, 6 Brown Argus, 3 Common Blue, 7 Meadow Brown, 2 Peacock, 7 Brimestone, 1 Cinnabar Moth. Landseer Park   sb Sarah Chamberlain
10 Jun Butterfly Survey today; Meadow Brown 9, Small Tortoiseshell 8, Red Admiral 4, Large Skipper 1, Speckled Wood 1, Large White 1. SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
10 Jun Sunny morning and a walk in a short loop revealed 5 Speckled Wood in the trees, we found 20+ Silver-Studded Blue Butterflies  (📷 photo click here)  in the “horse field” (only no horses today!) plus a lone Small Heath. We’d thought it might be too early in the season so were delighted with the blues. Meanwhile Mr Brimstone continues to patrol our garden in Framlingham.    TM287634 Westleton Heath TM 465700 Geraldine Smith
9 Jun Butterflies Recorded on Transects 1 to 9, Small Tortoiseshell 118, Meadow Brown 28, Red Admiral 13 ,Painted Lady 3, Large Skipper 2, Ringlet 1, Green-veined White 1,Speckled wood 1, Holly Blue 1, Common Blue 1. SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
9 Jun A bit of variety in the garden today, in the sunny spells in the middle of the day….3 Small tortoiseshell, 2 Holly blue, 1 Large white, 1 Red admiral and 1 Meadow brown. Barnby   Peter Norfolk
8 Jun 10 + male Silver-studded Blue flying today (plus 2 Small tortoiseshell)      Westleton Common   Michael Bamford
7 Jun Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 6, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Common Blue m+f, Speckled Wood 8, Cinnabar King's Forest TL8172  
7 Jun I visited Landseer Park in Ipswich on 7th June 2022 and saw the following butterfly species:- small tortoiseshell 2, brimstone 5, orange tip 3, male large white 1+, green veined white 2, green hairstreak 1, holly blue 2, small heath 6+, large skipper 1, red admiral 1, peacock 1, common blue 1, male small blue 3 (including what appears to be female egg-laying 📷 photo click here), small white 1, (also moths - one each of mother shipton and silver Y) Landseer Park   Liz Huxley
7 Jun Our first Silver-studded Blue and Large Skipper of the year (📷 photos click here) Hollesley   sb David Carter
7 Jun Saw at least 5 male Silver-studded blue today at Minsmere at a couple of the heathland regeneration plots. Minsmere   Neil Sherman
7 Jun So good to see a few Silver-studded Blue butterflies freshly emerged on the Suffolk Sandlings today, such a beautiful sight!  (📷 photos click here)  Suffolk Sandlings   sb Charles Cuthbert
7 Jun  Large Skipper seen today. My first of the year (📷 photo click here SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Julie Durrant
7 Jun  Butterfly Species Update with Small Skipper seen by @MutimerChris today we now have 18 Species of Butterflies seen on the reserve to date SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
4 Jun Single Holly Blue seen, after a bit of a gap.  Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Several sightings of Painted Ladies. 2 seen together, one of which was very fresh so possibly second generation.  Painted Lady 2 Somerleyton TM4797 Sue Cox
4 Jun Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 Surveyed today, Small Tortoiseshell 11, Red Admiral 8. Also off todays transect lines 3 Wall Brown recorded. SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
3 Jun Butterfly survey, Speckled Wood 5 ,Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 3, Brown Argus 3, Meadow Brown 1, Small Copper 1, Large White 1 SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
3 Jun Minsmere counts from 3rd June.  The June dip continues at Minsmere, but 2nd gen Speckled Wood out.  Brimstone 0, Large White 1, Small White 0, Green-veined White 4, Small Copper 1, Brown Argus 1, Common Blue 2 ,Holly Blue 1, (rare at Mmere), Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 7, Speckled Wood 40, Small Heath 7 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
3 Jun Spent an hour or two at Kiln Meadow admiring the butterflies and wildflowers. First Brown Argus at location with M/F Common Blue, Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Small Copper and Painted Lady Kiln Meadow   sb Kevin Ling
3 Jun early morning: ten Burnet Companions, three Small Heaths and a Meadow Brown. Flatford wildflower field TM077335 Liz Cutting
3 Jun 2 female Brimstones, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Small Heath, Speckled Wood. Thorington Street reservoir TM 0134 Martin Peers
3 Jun 2 Small Tortoiseshells, Comma, 2 Peacocks, 4 Small Heaths Stoke-by-Nayland   Martin Peers
2 Jun Many sightings of Small Tortoiseshell.  Maximum seen together 6.  All very bright and fresh looking.  Small Tortoiseshell 6.  Several sightings of male  Brimstone, all singly.  Brimstone male 1.  One sighting of female Brimstone – first this year.  Brimstone female 1.  Many sightings of faded Painted Ladies.  Maximum seen together 4.  Painted Ladies 4   Somerleyton TM4797 Sue Cox
2 Jun Small Copper, Brown Argus, 2 male Common Blues, Red Admiral, 2 Small Heaths. Bury cemetery TL8463 Martin Peers
2 Jun A male Silver-studded Blue in the morning sunshine on the Blaxhall Common transect, at a point very close to where the 2007 translocation took place. Blaxhall Common.   Peter Maddison
2 Jun Surveyed Butterfly Transects 1 to 9;-- Small Tortoiseshell 25, Peacock 7, Speckled wood 4, Small White 3, Large White 1, Red Admiral 1, Common Blue 1, Painted Lady 1, Green-veined White, 1, Wall Brown 1 (m), Green hairstreak 1,Ringlet 1 Have recorded our first Green hairstreak butterfly and our first Ringlet for this year on the reserve SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
May SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF MF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 24      
31 May Despite some heavy showers we had the following at Market Weston Fen on 31/5/22: Marsh Fritillary (📷 photo click here),  Small Copper, Common Blue, Green-veined White, and Speckled Wood.  Market Weston Fen   Rob and Kerry Reeve, Deb Broom, Steve and Anne Green 
31 May Had a quick walk over Landseer Park lunchtime. Spotted 9 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Common Blue, 2 Small Blue, 1Comma. Didn’t stay for long as weather a bit iffy. Landseer Park   Sarah
31 May Walk about between showers revealed 1 x large skipper and 1 x painted lady in the garden. 3 x orange tip caterpillars on garlic mustard and a few mullein moth larvae on Verbascum. Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
30 May Found a couple of third instar Comma larva this morning at Alton Water. Butterflies on the wing included 2 each of Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Small Copper Alton Water   Kevin Ling
30 May On an afternoon walk I recorded 3 Wall Brown's (2m+1f),and 1(m) was seen at the Workshop by SWT Lound Warden and 1 (m) at whitecast by Chris Mutimer SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
28 May  Had a Meadow Brown on the old brook marine site ( off Victoria rd) in Lowestoft early afternoon today Lowestoft   kevin blowers
27 May Minsmere counts from May 27th.  The June dip continues at Minsmere, but 2nd gen Speckled Wood out.    Brimstone 1, Large White 2, Small White 2, Green-veined White 8, Small Copper 7, Brown Argus 5, Common Blue 2,,Holly Blue 0, (rare at Mmere), Red Admiral 4, Painted Lady 8, Small Tortoiseshell 0, Peacock 6, Speckled Wood 19, Small Heath 5, RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
27 May A Marsh Fritillary at Market Weston Fen (📷 photo click here); also a few Orange Tips, Small Heath and Green Hairstreak (📷 photo click here Market Weston Fen   Bill Plumb
27 May We had sightings of good numbers of Common Blue, Small Heaths (4+), Small Coppers including this form caeruleopunctata (📷 photo click here)  also Latticed Heath. Martin’s Meadow   Rob and Kerry Reeve, Steve and Anne Green
27 May Butterfly Survey, Common Blue 5, Painted Lady 4, Red Admiral 2, Small Copper 2, Brown Argus 1, Speckled Wood 1, Peacock 1,Small Tortoiseshell 1 SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
26 May Two Wall Browns  at Sudborne (📷 photo click here); also a few Orange Tips and a Speckled Wood. Sudborne   Bill Plumb
26 May Recorded Butterfly Transects 1 to 9, Small Tortoiseshell 9, Red Admiral 6, Peacock 3, Green-veined White 3, Painted Lady 3, Wall Brown 3(m), Holly Blue 1(m) SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
25 May  Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 Surveyed, Large White 2, Orange Tip(1m+1f), Speckled Wood 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
25 May Painted Lady  Shotley Gate TM241341 Ian Peters
25 May Encountered my first Painted Lady butterfly of the year also one Brown Argus, a tatty winged Red Admiral and three male Brimstones. Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable Davey
24 May These sightings already entered on BC Garden Butterfly Survey. TM430901. While viewing through binoculars a Common Blue male feeding on a clover flower I spotted a male Large Skipper. It was resting in the sun on a grass stem about 50cm from the Blue. Before I could take photographs the Blue flew near the Skipper which disappeared into the vegetation. Both about 8m away from me as I observed them over the garden fence. A second Common Blue was feeding on Black Medick flowers. Also a Red Admiral and female Brimstone visiting lilac flowers, a patroling male Orange Tip, and a Large White. .   TM430901 Graham Jackson
24 May Saw 5 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus, 3 Small White Butterfly, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Small Copper on Landseer Park this morning. Landseer Park   Sarah Chamberlain
24 May Cream-spot tiger moth; I thought they were uncommon here. I viewed it at Warren Hills near Icklingham. (📷 photo click here)  Usually seen in the Brecks and along the coast. Warren Hills near Icklingham   Paul Smith
22 May Common Blue female Frogg’s Alley, Shotley (📷 photo click here)  Shotley TM238361 Mandy Peters
22 May We’re on holiday in Suffolk for ten days dotting around various sites I’ve visited before. Marsh Fritillary seen at Market Weston Fen 22nd May, 1.45pm, adjacent to the orchid exclosure just over the bridge (the wretched orchids were not in flower!).  Two individuals nectaring on Buttercup, I’m unsure whether the photos are the same individual or not.  (📷 photos click here Market Weston Fen   Jeff Hodgson
22 May Warm sunny day but only a few butterflies flying. However the species count was good (11): peacock x 1, red admiral x 1, painted lady x 1, brimstone female x 1 (plus 2 x larvae on buckthorn), at least 2 small heath, common blue x 1, holly blue x 1 (laying eggs on dogwood flower buds), small copper x 1, brown argus x 1, orange tip x 1, green veined white x 1. Mother Shipton, cinnabar, and some micros and crambids.   (Brown argus and holly blue 📷 photos click here Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
22 May Already reporting on Garden Butterfly Survey for this year at TM43059010. Chance sighting of Green Hairstreak on red rose flower in garden. Only this opportunity to photograph [ab caecus - no white spots on the underside, seems likely from this photograph] (📷 photo click here) before flew off.  Yesterday and today first Painted Lady for this year - on lilac flowers. Today also Small Copper, Small Tortoiseshell, Common Blue x3, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White. . . Beccles TM43059010 Graham Jackson
22 May Large White, Small White, 8 Painted Ladies, Red Admiral, 2 Peacocks, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood. Roughham TL9058 & 9059 Martin Peers
22 May 4 Large Whites, 20 Small Whites, 8 Green-veined Whites, 3 Orange Tips, Peacock, Painted Lady, 5 Speckled Woods. Bradfield St George TL9061 & 9161 Martin Peers
21 May Holly Blue, Common Blue, Green Hairstreak egg laying, Small Copper x 2, Brimstone – male and female flying together, Brown Argus, Small Blue x 1 flying and landing on the vegetation on the chalk, Small Yellow Underwing moth   Landseer Park, Ipswich   Debbie Broom, Steve and Anne Green
21 May Today's Minsmere survey. Finally got in on the painted ladys! Otherwise, the June dip seems to be early Brimstone-2, Large white-10, Small white-4, Green-veined White-1, Small copper-13, Brown Argus-8, Common blue-5, Red admiral-7, Painted lady-24, Peacock-10, Speckled wood-19, Small heath-2 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
21 May Today in our Wickham Market garden we have had the following: Good numbers of Holly Blue, Orange tips both male and female, and Painted Lady nectaring on Sweet Rocket  (📷 photo click here)  (see photo by Rob Reeve) From   Wickham Market   Rob and Kerry Reeve
19 May No less than 3 visits from a Green Hairstreak this afternoon in the garden. Seemed to like the Mexican Orange Blossom which is full sun in the afternoon. Numerous visits from Holly Blue and a single male Brimstone. Ipswich TM15/46 Paul Gilson
19 May A Painted Lady popped into my garden this afternoon.  (📷 photo click here Rushmere St Andrew   Phil Watkinson
18 May Peto's Marsh 3 Wall Brown Butterflies SWT Carlton Marshes   t Carl Buttle
18 May Butterflies recorded on Transects 1 to 9:- Peacock 17, Wall Brown 9 (m), Orange Tip 7 (5m+2f), Green-veined White 5, Large White 3, Red Admiral 3, Common Blue 3 (m), Holly Blue 3 (m), Small White 2, Speckled Wood 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Brimstone 1 (m) SWT Carlton Marshes   t Robert Quadling
18 May Green Hairstreaks 5 (📷 photo click here) , Small White 8, Peacock, Holly Blue Gunton Warren, Lowestoft TM 54846 95907 Stuart McCallum
18 May A Painted Lady in our garden Flowton TM085470 Rob Clements
18 May Small White, Brown Argus, Holly Blue 2m., Common Blue 2m., Painted Lady. Bury cemetery, TL8463 Martin Peers
18 May 6 Wall Brown, 4 Green Hairstreak, 2 Painted Lady among 10 species today Lamberts lane   Nick Mason
18 May A short walk across Landseer Park at lunchtime today, Brimstone (5+), Orange Tip (5+), Holly Blue (3), Small Heath (3), Peacock (1) and 2 Speckled Woods in the car park. (photos of Holly blue and Small Heath 📷 photos click here)  Landseer Park, Ipswich   Phil Watkinson
17 May At least five Wall Browns at Sudbourne Marsh including 1 female (📷 photo click here). Also present: Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Orange-tip, Peacock & Green Hairstreak. Small Copper in Churchyard.   Sudbourne   Liz Cutting
17 May Small Heath 4, Green Hairstreak 2, Red Admiral 1, Orange Tip 5, Small Copper 1, Large White 1. (Whilst butterfly watching we heard two nightingales singing and a cuckoo calling.) Westleton Common   David and Lilian Pitt
17 May We found our first Wall Brown of the year on the station platform flowers plus Orange Tip 5, Brimstone 1, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1 and Speckled Wood 1. Somerleyton   David and Lilian Pitt
17 May A Green Hairstreak (📷 photo click here) was recorded on the edge of Hoppit Wood, Debenham today. It was seen egg laying on Bird's-foot Trefoil, no Gorse or Broom was found. Also recorded: Small Heath x 10, Orange Tip, Brimstone, Small White, Peacock and Holly Blue x 2. Hoppit Wood, Debenham TM177636 Richard & Marie Stewart, Paul Gilson
17 May Landguard today 12 Painted Lady, 4 Red Admiral, 5 Brown Argus, 4 Green Hairstreak, 3 Small Copper, 2 Holly Blue, Green-veined White, Large White, Small White, 1 Orange Tip, 2 Common Blue.  Landguard   sb Will Brame
17 May 7 Holly Blue, 6 Speckled Wood, 4 Green Hairstreak, 3 Orange Tip, Green-veined White, Large White, Small White Peewit Hill   sb Will Brame
17 May Spent half hour on Landseer Park lunchtime. 10 Brimestone, 12 Small White, 3 Peacock, 2 Painted Ladies, 3 Orange Tip, 2 Common Blue, 1 Small Blue, 1 Brown Argus Landseer Park   Sarah Chamberlain
16 May a male Common Blue was flying around the wildflower areas on Valley Road, Ipswich. Valley Road, Ipswich TM158459 Paul Gilson
16 May  Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 surveyed and recorded, Orange Tip 3 (F), Holly Blue 2 (M), Red Admiral 1, Large White 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
16 May 4 Small Blues  (📷 photos click here)  on Landseer Park this afternoon + 2 Brown Argus (📷 photo click here), 3 Brimstone, 2 Small Heath and some Small Whites     Bill Plumb
16 May A Painted Lady in the moat at Landguard Fort as I left at lunchtime also 2 Brown Argus, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, plus Large White Small, White and Orange Tip seen.  Nigel Odin had 12 in the moat and 2 by the carpark Landguard Fort   t Will Brame
16 May The bright sunshine meant that it was birding by silhouette again this morning at Trimley SWT but it did bring out my first Painted Ladies (2) of 2022. Also a Red Admiral on the wing early too which is my first on the reserve this year Trimley SWT   t Justin Zantboer
14 May Orange Tip, Common Blue, Small Heath x 3, Red Admiral ,Brimstone, Brown Argus, Wall Brown x 2 flying along the wall Sudbourne Church   Debbie Broom, Steve and Anne Green
14 May Small Heath SWT Black Bourn Valley   Martin Peers
14 May My garden, Small Copper West Road, Bury SE TL8463 Martin Peers
14 May a Small Copper was active on the wildflower area on Valley Road, Ipswich Valley Road, Ipswich TM158459 Paul Gilson
14 May Small Heath, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Green-veined White, Peacock, Green Hairstreak Landseer Park   i Rab
14 May  Minsmere butterflies Wk7; 2 Brimstone, 9 Large White, 18 Small White, 20 Green-veined White, 9 Orange tip 1, Green hairstreak, 25 Small copper, 30 Brown argus, 5 Common blue, 5 Red admiral ,1 Small tortoiseshell, 25 Peacock, 8 Speckled wood, 7 Small heath +bonus Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
14 May An unarranged Dingy Skipper count with John for help. we counted 76 across three main areas and surrounding rides. Sightings recorded on i-record. King’s forest, Wordwell   Trevor Goodfellow
14 May 3 green hairstreak, 5 brown argus, 5 orange tip, 29 peacock, 1 speckled wood RSPB North Warren, Aldeburgh   sb David Gill
14 May First Small Blue 'Cupido minimus' of the year in Ipswich this morning  (📷 photos click here) Landseer Park   sb Kevin  Ling
13 May Recorded Butterflies on Transects 1 to 9; Peacock 18, Wall Brown 12(M), Large White 4, Small White 4, Orange Tip 4(M), Red Admiral 2, Brimstone 1 (M), Green-veined White 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
13 May Wall brown seen this lunchtime at the Gunton woodland burial park (per Nick Blacker) Gunton   s James Wright
13 May My sunny Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe garden, saw the first of the year....2 Wall Brown butterflies! Thorpe-next-Haddiscoe   Clare Beatwell
12 May 2 male Brimstone, 3 Orange tip, several Small White, 10+ 1 Holly Blue and a single Small Tortoiseshell opposite Felixstowe Customs house   s Will Brame
12 May Very pleased to see first Wall Brown  this year today,  12th May: Wall Brown 1.  Plus the usual suspects – Orange tip (male) 1, Green-veined White 1, Small White 1, Large White 1, Brimstone (male) 1, Peacock 1.  Also of interest, today is the 5th sighting of (1) Cinnabar Moth here at the Station.  They are not a common sight here but are occasionally seen a short distance away at the Brick Kilns. Somerleyton Station TM4797 Sue Cox
12 May Butterfly Survey, 11 Peacock, 7 Green-veined White, 6 Common Blue (m), 4 Brown Argus, 4 Small Copper,1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Large White, 1 Brimstone(m) SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
11 May  I was quite surprised to see this male Common Blue butterfly in the dunes at Sizewell this morning (11th May), my earliest ever sighting Sizewell   sb Charles Cuthbert
10 May Transects 10 to 13 surveyed, Holly Blue 1 (Male), Green-veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell1 SWT Carlton Marshes,   sb Robert Quadling
9 May Warm and sunny conditions at 11 a.m. resulted in me seeing the following:  2 Large Whites, Small White, 40+ Orange Tips, 16 Brimstones, 3 Dingy Skippers, male Common Blue, 2 Green Hairstreaks, 5 Peacocks, 2 Speckled Woods, Small Heath, 2 Cinnabar Moths. A Comma was seen elsewhere. King's Forest, Archery area   Martin Peers
8 May Male Wall Brown this morning at SWT Carlton Marshes sluice  (📷 photo click here)  SWT Carlton Marshes   b David Borderick
8 May Spotted several species today including the very first Green Hairstreak butterfly of the year, ten male Orange tips, two Speckled woods, two Small coppers, one Brown Argus, four large whites, three Green veined whites, three male Brimstones and two Peacocks.  Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable Davey
8 May Minsmere butterfly transect - Whites; Large 5, Small 5, Green-veined 18, Orange-tip 11, Small Copper – 31, Brown Argus – 12, Common blue – 3 (foy), Red admiral – 1, Peacock – 12 ,Speckled wood – 9, Small heath – 6     t Derek Eaton
8 May Chalk Lane, Kings Forest this morning our first 2 Green Hairstreak, and 3 Dingy Skipper, (📷 photos click here)  also Brimstone, Small Copper, Peacock, Small White, Speckled Wood and lots of Orange Tips. Chalk Lane, Kings Forest   Margie & David Carter  
7 May An hour's stroll around Rushmere Heath yesterday 6th May produced a good number of butterflies - of note were 3 number Small Heath (📷 photo click here) - my first ones this year.     Bryan Wright
6 May For information as I already record my sightings on the Garden Butterfly Survey for this year.  On Friday 6 May 2022 I noted two Common Blue butterflies.  The male a couple of times flying over the fence into my back garden.  The female stayed on the patch of waste land beyond the fence moving occasionally to visit flowers of plantains.  No apparent interest in each other over say ten minutes viewing.  'Bare' patch of ground with short grasses, mosses, black meddick, vetch etc growing on base of asphalt left by builders 5 years ago.  [Common Blues (up to 9 on one occasion) present there during 2021 from early June to late September.]  Other species noted during varibly breezy sunny warm day (6 May 2022): One Peacock sunning itself on fence, one male Green-veined White patrolling. Up to four patrolling Orange Tip males at any one time during the day. Beccles TM43059010 Graham Jackson
6 May Taken today at Minsmere, rather chuffed with it as it was taken with ma zoom lens ! Green Hairstreak (x4) south of the East Hide ! (📷 photo click here)  RSPB Minsmere   s Rab
6 May SWT Carlton Marshes Surveys Transects 1 to 9, Peacock 33, Orange Tip 17 (12m+5f), Small Tortoiseshell 6, Green-veined White 4, Wall Brown 2 (m), Brimstone 1 (m), Large White 1, Holly Blue 1 (m). SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
6 May Orange-tip 2-9, Small White 2-9, Brimstone 2, Speckled Wood 2, Holly Blue 2.  I've not seen Brimstone here before. I was surprised to see two, both flying with orange-tips and small whites. Southern end, North verge of Great Eastern Linear Park, Lowestoft TM5362893533 Stuart McCallum
6 May Orange-tip 2-9, Small White 2-9, Green Hairstreak 2, Holly Blue 3.  I have never seen Green Hairstreak on Linear Park before. The pair were either courting or fighting (I wouldn't know which). I only managed to photograph one resting (📷 photo click here Patch of land at South end of Great Eastern Linear Park, Lowestoft TM5358493436 Stuart McCallum
6 May Orange-tip 2-9, Small White 2-9, Brimstone 1 (📷 photo click here), Holly Blue 4 Footpath back of Leathes Ham, Lowestoft TM528931 Stuart McCallum
6 May Small heath x 2, Green Hairstreak x 4+, (📷 photos click here), Peacock x 3, small copper x 1, brimstone m+f x 6, speckled wood x 5, large white, small white and Green-veined White, holly blue x 2, burnet companion, lots of lattice moths, large red damsels, cuckoos etc. SWT market Weston fen   Trevor Goodfellow
6 May Walked through & out beyond Northfield Wood. Orange-tips & green-veined whites most numerous species, but speckled woods, peacocks & brimstones also seen. Garlic mustard is as prolific as I’ve seen it in the wood. Northfield Wood.   sb Mark Brewster
6 May At Landguard butts today 1 male Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue,  1 Green Hairstreak, 2 Orange tip, 2 Peacock plus Green-veined Whites and Small Whites also 6 Large red Damselflies. Opposite Felixstowe Customs 3 Orange tip and 4 Small White Landguard butts   b Will Brame
6 May Butterfly of note through the garden today in the shape of a Clouded Yellow     t Wild Trimley
6 May We have our First Wall Brown Butterfly a Male ,seen and recorded at the sluice at 11.40am SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
5 May Orange-tip 2-9, Small White 2-9, Brimstone 1, Peacock 1, Holly Blue 3 Footpath back of Leathes Ham, Lowestoft TM528931 Stuart McCallum
5 May Butterflies recorded today, 8 Peacock, 8 Green-veined White, 3 Orange Tip (2M+1F), 2 Small Copper, 1 Large White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
5 May One brimstone today am , Nightingale road square Ipswich   Peter Compton
3 May I was at SWT Martins meadow today for the first time, and thought I saw a Wall Brown, probably M. But it flew before I could get a good look. Is this likely? I associate them with the coast and Waveney valley SWT Martins meadow   t Derek Eaton
3 May Wall Brown Butterflies Sudbourne Marshes    
3 May butterfly transects 10 to 13 surveyed today recorded butterflies were 4 Peacock, 3 Green-veined White, 1 Small White,1 Small Tortoiseshell, still got a chill in the wind here holding things back SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
3 May 14 degrees C. cool light breeze. Speculative search for Dingy Skipper paid off. 5 x Dingy Skipper  (📷 photo click here)  (Recorded on i-record), 1 x peacock, 1 x small copper, 6 x orange-tip, 4 x small white, 1 x large white (📷 photo click here)  , 3 x speckled wood. King's forest   Trevor Goodfellow
3 May First Wall Brown (male) of 2022 in the garden at Fen Barn, Lound Lakes Nature Reserve this morning  (📷 photo click here SWT Lound Lakes   SWT Lound Lakes Warden
1 May The first recordings of Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) – 5 individuals - and one Brown Argus (Aricia agestis) were made on yesterday’s Transect. RSPB Minsmere   Philip Parker (Minsmere recorder)
April SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 18       (📷 photo click here) 
  During the last week of April my wife saw a Clouded Yellow ,just the one which my wife reported to Graham. It looked more white than yellow and with darker markings on its underside. She thought it was a female. That is the only one we have seen. Beccles   Ted Marsden
30 Apr At Blaxhall Common we had the following: 1 x Speckled Wood, 1 x Small Copper,  1 x Peacock.  Blaxhall Common   Rob and Kerry Reeve, and Debbie Broom 
30 Apr At Blaxhall Church we had 6+  Green-veined Whites and 2 x Orange Tip (m) Blaxhall Church   Rob and Kerry Reeve, and Debbie Broom 
30 Apr At Sudbourne Church we had the following: 9 Orange tips (including 1 female), 1 Brimstone Sudbourne Church   Rob and Kerry Reeve, and Debbie Broom
30 Apr I saw my first Small Heath of the year on a circular walk around Hintlesham, Flowton and Burstall. The Small Heath was in a grass field at Burstall. Burstall TM097454 Paul Gilson
30 Apr Minsmere butterfly count  (wk 5) A bit cool and expectations not high. But... Small white-2, Green veined White-8, Orange tip-8, Small copper-30 ,Brown Argus-1, Red admiral-1, Small tortoiseshell-1, Peacock-25 ,Comma-1, Speckled wood-9, Small heath-5, Not bad! RSPB Minsmere   sb Derek Eaton
30 Apr Our first Small Heath of the year, also Small Tortoiseshell , Small Copper and Latticed Heath SWT Hazlewood Marshes   sb David Carter
30 Apr 5 Dingy Skipper on forest ride in SE Wordwell area of Kings Forest. Kings Forest   Sharon Hearle
30 Apr First Small Heaths & Brown Argus of the year at Minsmere today RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
28 Apr On Thursday 28 April in pastureland at Washbrook, despite indifferent cool weather, was 1 Small Heath, 2 Peacock, 1 Green-veined White Washbrook   Jane Henderson
28 Apr Butterfly transects 10 to 13 surveyed today butterflies recorded none; weather still chilly and temp around 10 degrees C , did see 4 Small Tortoiseshells and 1 Peacock off transect lines SWT Carlton Marshes,   sb Robert Quadling
26 Apr (recorded butterflies from transects 1 to 9), Peacock 36, Orange Tip 5 (M), Small Tortoiseshell 4, Green veined White 3, Small White2, Speckled Wood 1, Brimstone 1(M) SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
26 Apr Children's Play Area beside Gunton Woods, Lowestoft.  Orange-tip 1, Small White 2 Gunton Woods, TM538959 Stuart McCallum
25 Apr Brimstone at North Cove Nature Reserve, Suffolk this afternoon. Also Holly Blue, Comma, Peacock, Orange Tip, Green veined White, Small White and Speckled Wood. North Cove Nature Reserve   b David Borderick
24 Apr Two Orange-tips feeding on lunaria in our garden today and a Holly Blue in the nearby park. Kesgrave   Gary Plank
23 Apr Encountered my very first Small Copper butterflies of the year one basking in the sun the other happily nectaring from ground ivy flowers. Ravenswood Ipswich Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable Davey
21 Apr Orange-tip 3, Small White 2-9, Speckled Wood 2 (📷 photo click here), Peacock 10-19, Small Tortoiseshell 2 SWT Carlton Marshes TM 49879 92863 Stuart McCallum
21 Apr Scrubland North shore of Lake Lothing, Lowestoft.  Small White 2, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell (📷 photos click here Lake Lothing TM 52734 93147 Stuart McCallum
21 Apr Footpath back of Leathes Ham, Lowestoft.  Holly Blue  (📷 photo click here Lowestoft TM528931
Stuart McCallum
21 Apr todays recorded Butterfly Surveys, 19 Peacock, 5 Sm/Tort, 4 Comma, 3 GVW, 2 Spec/wood, 1 Red Admiral SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
21 Apr  4 Holly Blue, 6 Green Veined, 5 Peacock, 3 Comma, 2 Tortoiseshell, 2 Small White, 2 Speckled Wood, 6 Orange Tip, 4 Brimestone. Christchurch Park-wildlife meadow   Sarah Chamberlain
21 Apr 1 Red Admiral, 11 Orange Tip, 18 Brimestone, 9 Speckled Wood, 5 Peacock, 6 Green Veined, 3 Comma, 8 Small White.= Landseer Park   Sarah Chamberlain
21 Apr  One green hairstreak (📷 photo click here)   2 Holly Blues. Clouds of Brimstones, Speckled Woods, Orange Tips and  Small whites. 10 Peacocks. 4 Small Tortoiseshells.  Landseer Common   Jenny Norman
20 Apr My recorded transects 1 to 9 today = 53 Peacock, 17 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Green-veined White, 2 Orange Tip (f), 1 Holly Blue (m).     sb Robert Quadling
20 Apr Peters butterflies recorded on Transects 10 to 13 today = 11 Peacock,4 Green-veined White, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, SWT Carlton Marshes,   sb Robert Quadling
20 Apr Afew more butterflies on the "butts" at Landguard 7 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Small White, 3 Green-veined White Landguard   s Will Brame
20 Apr 5 comma; 1 Holly blue; 3 Orange tip; 4 peacock; 1 Red Admiral; 1 small copper; 30 small white; 7 speckled wood NT Sutton Hoo   sb David Gill
20 Apr 2 Holly Blue, 2 male Brimstone, 9 Speckled Wood, 11 Small White, 3 Large White, 1 Orange Tip, 4 Commas, 2 Peacock Peewit Hill Felixstowe   s Will Brame
19 Apr Short walk mid afternoon, 5x Small White, 5x Peacock, 3x Comma, 3x Orange Tip (all male), 2 Holly Blue, 1x Speckled Wood.  (📷 photo click here)  Mill Stream Ipswich   Phil Watkinson
18 Apr No sign of green hairstreaks in their usual place warm but cool stiff breeze blew through the gorse and broom. Speckled wood x 8 (📷 photo click here) , peacock x 3, a long walk with not much about despite more nectar sources than previous years at this time. Lots of willow warblers. King's forest north stow   Trevor Goodfellow
17 Apr 4 brimstone, 3 comma, 1 holly blue, 15 m &  f orange tip, 2 peacock, 8 small white, 2 speckled wood Newbourne Springs   sb David Gill
17 Apr In our Wickham Market garden: 2 x Holly Blue  (📷 photo click here by Rob Reeve), Orange Tip (m), Brimstone (m) Wickham Market   Kerry and Rob Reeve
17 Apr 3 garden species today, Easter Sunday: 1 x Holly Blue, 3 x 'sparring' Speckled Wood, 1 x Green-veined White. Ipswich E   Julian Dowding
17 Apr 5 x Peacock, 3 x Comma, 1 x Small Tortoiseshell, 3 x Green-veined White. Landseer Park   Julian Dowding
16 Apr Just seen 1 Male Brimstone Butterfly in flight South Lowestoft  from my house. South Lowestoft TM 5392 sb Robert Quadling
16 Apr Brimstone Martlesham Common Nature Reserve   Debbie Broom
16 Apr Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 2 Belstead Meadows   Richard Perryman
16 Apr 31 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Small White, 1 Comma, 1 Brimstone (Male), 1 Orange Tip SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
16 Apr I've not reported butterfly sightings with you before but I enjoy taking nature photos and often take a few butterfly pics each year. I spotted just a single Comma in the  (📷 photo click here)   in Hubbard's Loke, Lowestoft yesterday. There was a Peacock flying around in the same location but I was unable to photograph that. Lowestoft 52.4994531, 1.7507157 Stuart McCallum
16 Apr Orange Tip m., Holly Blue, Peacock 3. Knettishall Heath TL9580 Martin Peers
15 Apr Surveyed Transects 10 to 13 today, bit disappointing only recorded 3 Peacock, 2 Small Tort,1 Comma SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
15 Apr Orange-tips were the most numerous species during my lunchtime walk in Northfield Wood earlier. Garlic mustard seems to be more prolific this year, and cuckoo flower appearing by main boardwalk. 5 Brimstone, 2 Comma, 5 Green-veined White, 26 Orange-tip, 5 Peacock, 2 Small White, 1 Speckled Wood Northfield Wood   sb Mark Brewster
15 Apr Lots of spring Butterflies now around including green-veined white, orange-tip, peacock, comma, speckled wood, small tortoiseshell and holly blue SWT Lackford Lakes   t
15 Apr Five peacock butterflies and my first small copper of the year  (📷 photo click here)  Westleton Common   Val Lockwood
15 Apr Green-veined white 2, Orange-tip 2, Small White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 35, Red Admiral 1, Comma 4, Speckled Wood 7, Small Copper 2, Brimstone also seen  but not on the transect RSPB Minsmere transect   Derek Eaton
15 Apr Holly Blue, Red Admiral Bury, Victoria street garden TL8464 Martin Peers
15 Apr 4 Peacock, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Small White, 1 Large White Landguard   s Will Brame
14 Apr During the circular river walk from Kingston field to Kyson Point, Woodbridge, then Broom Hill  we had the following: Comma, Green veined White, Peacock (3+), Brimstone, Orange Tip. Woodbridge   Rob and Kerry Reeve, and Deb Broom 
14 Apr 6 Peacock, 4 Comma , 3 Small White. Loompit Lake Trimley   s Will Brame
14 Apr 1 female Brimstone and 2 Small White Opposite Customs House   s Will Brame
14 Apr 9 Peacock 6 Small White and 2 G v White F'stowe Ferry to K'fleet   s Will Brame
14 Apr Green-veined White 6, Small White 4, Brimstone 8 (5 m.), Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 10 Temple Bridge to Tuddenham Fen, Lark footpath TL7573 Martin Peers
14 Apr A walk around the village and surrounds this morning produced 2 male Brimstone, 3 male Orange-tip, 11 Peacock, 7 Green-veined white, 1 Comma and 1 Speckled wood. North Cove   Peter Norfolk
14 Apr Encountered very briefly my very first male Orange tip butterfly of year outside my home. Ipswich IP3 Daniel Cable Davey
13 Apr First Orange Tip (male) of the year and Brimstone (male) seen in our garden at Shotley Gate Shotley Gate TM241341  Ian Peters
13 Apr Seen at Mill Stream, Ipswich. Brimstone male (2), Peacock (7), Green-veined White (3), Orange Tip (3 males, 2 females)  (📷 photo click here)  Mill Stream, Ipswich   Phil Watkinson
13 Apr Butterflies seen: Small Tortoiseshell, Orange Tips (m & f) Brimstone, Speckled Wood , lots of Peacocks SWT Carlton Marshes   s chris mutimer
13 Apr My 1st Holly Blue this yr in my Reydon garden today Reydon   t Derek Eaton
13 Apr (garden): male Holly Blue. Bury St Edmunds TL8464 Martin Peers
12 Apr Small White, 2 m Brimstone, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock 3. Sayers Breck and Lackford TL7970 Martin Peers
12 Apr Another couple of hours in Northfield Wood this afternoon. More orange-tips recorded and managed a record shot of one on ground ivy, I believe. Garlic mustard looking more prolific than in 2021 following felling east of main entrance Northfield Wood   sb Mark Brewster
11 Apr First orange-tip of the year seen in Northfield Wood Northfield Wood   t Mark Brewster
11 Apr Today at Wolves Wood: 5 x Peacock, 5 x Brimstone, 1 x Orange tip. RSPB Wolves Wood   Rob and Kerry Reeve, and Debbie Broom
11 Apr First Green Hairstreak of the season. Seen on Landseer Park, Ipswich today  (📷 photo click here)  Ipswich, Landseer Park   sb Sarah Chamberlain
10 Apr Todays Butterfly transects 1 to 9 produced 16 Peacock,9 Small Tortoiseshell,3 Comma SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
10 Apr The sunny morning brought out a few butterflies...3 Peacock, 1 Small tortoiseshell and my first Green-veined White of the year. Castle Marshes, North Cove   Peter Norfolk
9 Apr 1 Small White opposite the Customs House Landguard   t Will Brame
9 Apr First recorded butterfly surveys carried out today produced 3 Peacock 2 Small Tortoiseshell 1 Comma SWT Lound Lakes   rsb Robert Quadling
8 Apr Large White butterfly in my garden today Lowestoft   is Antony Wren
6 Apr An unexpected bonus today as I spotted a Green-veined White hunkered down in the grass at Bourne Bridge. My earliest ever local sighting, by one day, and my first of the year.   Ipswich, Bourne Bridge, TM1641 David Walsh
3 Apr 1st Butterfly surveys this year. Transects 1 to 9 only produced 2 Small Tortoiseshells, considering the temperature today it is better then no Butterflies. SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
2 Apr A single Painted Lady Butterfly flew pass me today at the Wardens offices so we now have 7 species of butterfly seen on the reserve to date so far this year SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
March SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 12      
28 Mar male Orange Tip. Risby crematorium TL8166 Martin Peers
28 Mar This Large White seen in Chattisham on 28 March 2022 just couldn't wait for summer.  (📷 photo click here Chattisham   Jane Henderson
28 Mar First holly blue today ! Hopefully it’s not premature in waking !  (📷 photo click here)  Little Stonham   s Graham Denny
27 Mar Fewer butterflies on the wing today, but I saw my first Small White of the year between Burnet Meadow and Spring Wood.   My first ever March sighting, making 8 species in Belstead Brook Park this month (compared with just 3 in March 2021. 4 in March 2020 and 1 in March 2019). Belstead Brook Park TM1441 David Walsh
26 Mar 7 species of butterfly today in and around Ashground Plantation. My first Speckled Wood of the year (my first ever March sighting) (📷 photo click here). Also Brimstone (3), Comma (3), Peacock (2), Orange-tip (1 male), Red Admiral (1), Small Tortoiseshell (1). Belstead Brook Park TM1441 David Walsh
26 Mar butterflies seen on walk round the reserve today, 24 Peacock, 20 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Comma, 2 Small Whites SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
25 Mar First Orange Tip of the year for me at Trimley Marshes today Trimley Marshes   b Chris Lansdell
25 Mar Felixstowe Ferry; 6 Peacocks ,1 Small Tortoiseshell Felixstowe   s Will Brame
25 Mar opposite Felixstowe Customs house 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Small White and 1 Peacock Felixstowe   s Will Brame
24 Mar m & f Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 3. Bury cemetery & my garden TL8464 Martin Peers
24 Mar Opposite Felixstowe Customs house 1 Green veined White also 1 Peacock, Felixstowe   s Will Brame
24 Mar at Landguard 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock Felixstowe   s Will Brame
24 Mar nearby at Peewit Hill 4 Commas and 3 Peacocks Felixstowe   s Will Brame
24 Mar Speckled Wood and 4 Commas at Pipers Vale this afternoon.  Pipers Vale   Mike Morley.
23 Mar  A delightful Small Tortoiseshell was nectaring in our garden early in the morning. A good omen of things to come - 5 Comma and 1 Peacock at SWT Gunton Meadow, Lowestoft. SWT Gunton Meadow   James Corton
23 Mar with Small White being reported by SWT Lound Warden today we have 6 Species of Butterflies reported this year to date SWT Lound Lakes   sb Robert Quadling
23 Mar one male Orange Tip, one Small Tortoiseshell, one Peacock in my neighbour’s garden. East End TM103348 Liz Cutting
23 Mar A lovely walk around Landseer Park this afternoon. 16 Peacock, 8 Comma, 5 Brimestone and 9 Small Tortoiseshell  seen.   (📷 photos click here Ipswich, Landseer Park   Sarah Chamberlain
23 Mar Painted Lady at Micklemere yesterday afternoon SWT Micklemere   b Chris Lansdell
22 Mar Seen in Polstead/Withermarsh Green area were 1 Small White, 12 Peacock, 5 Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Comma.  Polstead/Withermarsh Green   Jane Henderson
22 Mar Spotted 1x Brimstone and 1x Peacock in our garden in Washbrook, Ipswich Washbrook   Jim Farrow
22 Mar several brimstones around purdis top lake today between 11am to 2.45, one comma, one peacock purdis top lake   Peter Compton
22 Mar This has to be the most butterflies i've seen during March before, at Spa Gardens 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 2 Commas, Felixstowe   s Will Brame
22 Mar at Landguard 2 Peacocks, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Commas, Felixstowe   s Will Brame
22 Mar at Peewit Hill 4 Peacock, 3 Comma, 1 Small Tortoiseshell Felixstowe   s Will Brame
22 Mar Comma in our Kesgrave garden today ,  Kesgrave   Gary Plank
22 Mar Seen in our garden in central Ipswich today. 1 Comma, 2 Peacocks, 1 Large White. Ipswich central   Richard Attenborrow
22 Mar Brimstone m 3, Peacock 2 Spring Wood   Richard Perryman
22 Mar Several brimstones including a female. Peacock x 2, small tortoiseshell x 3, comma x 1 (📷 photos click here SWT Lackford lakes   Trevor Goodfellow
21 Mar Fleeting glimpse of a Peacock heading out of Chelmondiston Car Park  Chelmondiston Car Park  TM204371 Ian Peters
21 Mar It must be Spring, nothing as good as that today but a Small Tortoiseshell at Martlesham Black Tiles and a Red Admiral at Martlesham Church Martlesham   t Will Brame
21 Mar At 12.45pm today I was thrilled to see an Orange-tip in flight close to Bobbits Lane car park in Belstead Brook Park .  This is my earliest ever patch sighting, by over two weeks.  I also saw Peacock (2), Comma (1), Small Tortoiseshell (2) and Brimstone (3).   Via Twitter and the Suffolk Butterflies website it seems there have been at least three sightings prior to mine this year, all earlier than the 23 March date on the website (15 Mar in the First Sightings table) as the earliest ever Bobbits Lane TM1441 David Walsh
21 Mar Today I saw 5 Small Tortoiseshells, and a pair of Peacocks Beccles Marshes,   sb Julie Durrant
21 Mar Commas (10) and Peacocks (2) recorded in Northfield Wood at lunchtime Northfield Wood   sb Mark Brewster
21 Mar Peacock Butterfly and friend on my walk this morning.  Seen on the former railway (📷 photo click here)  Lowestoft   b Martin Seuneke
19 Mar 4 Comma & 3 Small Tortoiseshell seen on walk this morning Onehouse   sb John Walshe
19 Mar  Butterflies seen on the reserve today ;11 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Peacock, 1 Comma SWT Carlton Marshes   sb Robert Quadling
18 Mar A compliant Small Tortoiseshell in the garden this morning plus also saw a Peacock and a Brimstone of which several more spotted in and around Thetford today Thetford   sb Paul Harrison
18 Mar On the platform, Station side/  An exceptionally sunny day and with the warmth reflecting from the platform and building.  Small Tortoiseshell 1, first sighting this year (Many sightings so probable several insects involved).  Comma  1,  first sighting this year (Several sightings so probably more than one insect involved).  Red Admiral 1, Peacock 2 - mating attempted. (Again, many many sightings so probably several of these about.) Somerleyton Station TM4797 Sue Cox
18 Mar One male Brimstone and at least three Comma enjoying the sun today in our garden Flowton TM085470 Rob Clements
18 Mar 3 comma, 5 tortoiseshell, 1 Brimestone  (📷 photo click here Ipswich, Landseer Park   Sarah Chamberlain
17 Mar The warm and sunny weather has brought more butterflies to my Suffolk garden,  a Small Tortoiseshell on the 'winter-flowering' heathers and a Red Admiral on the Cherry Plum - a different individual from 2 days ago Kelsale   sb Charles Cuthbert
17 Mar A few sightings from the 2 linked villages this morning....1 Comma on N Cove reserve, 1 Small tortoiseshell on the walk across the fields and 1 Small white in our garden. Barnby/North Cove   Peter Norfolk
17 Mar Red Admiral in Northfield Wood today (sighting reported via iRecord). Mrs B strikes again!  (📷 photo click here)      sbi Mark Brewster
17 Mar 1 Peacock, 5 Small Tortoiseshell Landguard   s Will Brame
17 Mar 2 Small White, 2 Peacock, 2 Comma Felixstowe, Peewit Hill   s Will Brame
17 Mar This was one of two Comma (📷 photo click here) seen at perimeter of Suffolk Police HQ Martlesham this lunchtime. Also two male Brimstone and a Small Tortoiseshell Martlesham sb Kevin Ling
15 Mar Red Admiral sunning itself in our garden  Shotley Gate TM241341 Ian Peters
15 Mar Plenty of small tortoiseshell butterflies on the wing and enjoying the nettle flowers yesterday along the lanes around Mettingham Mettingham   sb Sarah
15 Mar Several Brimstone butterflies and the first Small Tortoiseshell and Comma butterflies encountered this year both basking in the March sunshine. Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable Davey
15 Mar 10 Commas, 7 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 male Brimstone The Grove, Felixstowe   s Will Brame
15 Mar 1 Peacock on the wing Landguard   s Will Brame
15 Mar Another lovely day for the butterflies. 6 Comma, 4 Small tortoiseshell and 3 Peacock on Landseer Park this afternoon andseer Park   sb Sarah
15 Mar This afternoon in our Wickham Market back garden (TM302 563) a Peacock settled on shingle. (📷 photo by Rob Reeve click here) Wickham Market TM302 563 Rob and Kerry Reeve
15 Mar Orange-tip Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
15 Mar male Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell Ipswichy SW   Richard Perryman
15 Mar one male Brimstone in my garden today at 12.36 nightingale road Ipswich   Peter Compton
15 Mar Brimstone, Bildeston garden, 12.30pm Bildeston   Pam & Robin Weaver
15 Mar Somerleyton Station, Platform, garden. Peacock       1 first sighting this year. Somerleyton Station TM4797 Sue Cox
14 Mar Somerleyton Station, Platform, garden.  Brimstone   1  first sighting this year Somerleyton Station TM4797 Sue Cox
14 Mar Red Admiral, , 1pm. Bulls Wood   Pam & Robin Weaver
14 Mar  Spring delight! Four different butterfly species visiting the flowers of Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera) around my Suffolk garden today: Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock and Red Admiral, also a Small White on the Forget-me-nots Kelsale   sb Charles Cuthbert
14 Mar 14 deg C. female Orange-tip flew by at SWT Micklemere TL937696 and peacock at home Thurston. SWT Micklemere TL937696 Trevor Goodfellow
13 Mar Peacock and Comma in Newbourn Springs this morning Newbourn Springs   Jenny and Gary Plank
12 Mar Had a walk round the reserve this afternoon ,1 Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly seen, still windy but nice in the shelted spots and warm SWT Carlton Marshes TM 5191 sb Robert Quadling
11 Mar Small Tortoiseshell seen flying over playing field in Onehouse this morning, and three Commas in Northfield Wood (all noted via iRecord) (📷 photo click here) Northfield Wood   Mark Brewster
10 Mar  Brimstone 3, Comma 2, Peacock. Cavenham Heath & pits TL7572 Martin Peers
10 Mar 2 male Brimstones patrolling the hazel coppice, paths and woodland rides in Golden Wood, Shotley  Shotley TM235355 Ian Peters
10 Mar Comma in our garden Shotley Gate TM241341 Ian Peters
10 Mar Spotted this Peacock sunning himself in the grass.  (📷 photo click here Landseer Park, Ipswich   Sarah Chamberlain
10 Mar Well it took me a long time this year but finally saw my first butterfly yesterday. A Comma, sunning itself at Martlesham Common Martlesham Common   sb Kevin Ling
10 Mar This Peacock obliged for photos in the glorious Spring sunshine at Gunton woods, Lowestoft, albeit it with a cool coastal breeze to contend with. The overwinters may look worn but are a welcome sight after winter's gloom (📷 photo click here)  Lowestoft   t James Cortosb n
10 Mar 4 Small Tortoiseshell seen around Carlton marshes today SWT Carlton Marshes   t Gavin Durrant
10 Mar Male Brimstone een today at Mill Stream, Ipswich. Ipswich E TM 20961 44196 Phil Watkinson
10 Mar Small Tortoiseshell photographed by Mrs B whilst out walking a (four-legged) house guest this afternoon. Location: close to Shelland Wood. Sighting reported via iRecord. (📷 photo click here Onehouse   sbi Mark Brewster
10 Mar Brimstone, Peacock, Large White, Red Admiral and two Small Tortoiseshells in central Stowmarket today - first butterflies seen since Christmas! Stowmarket   s
10 Mar  Warm sunshine at Walberswick, Suffolk, today and a good day for butterflies with at least 5 Small Tortoiseshells (two separate pairs seen in courtship, plus a single) and at least 2 Peacocks nearby Walberswick   sb Charles Cuthbert
10 Mar  With spring like sunshine in Felixstowe i had a look around the Grove Wood finding 3 Comma butterflies Felixstowe   s Will Brame
10 Mar My first Brimstone butterfly of the year just flown through the garden Elmswell   s Peter Rutt
10 Mar Brimstone Northfield Wood   t Mark Brewster
10 Mar The warm sunshine produced four species in Belstead Brook Park.  3 Brimstone, 2 Small Tortoiseshell (my earliest ever on patch), plus single Comma and Peacock. Belstead Brook Park TM1441 David Walsh
10 Mar Saw my 1st butterflies of the year this morning in my local wood off Farriers Road, 3+ male Brimstone & a Comma Onehouse   s John Walshe
10 Mar Male Brimstone in my Halesworth garden, a first for the year. Halesworth   t Nick Minns
10 Mar Brimstone butterflies flying around SWT Lackford Lakes SWT Lackford Lakes   t
10 Mar The Spring sunshine brought out a Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, and this Comma (📷 photo click here) to our garden Wickham Market TM302 563 Rob and Kerry Reeve
10 Mar Very healthy looking Comma in my sunny east Ipswich backgarden. Ipswich E TM 19 42 Fred Hanniffy
10 Mar Male Brimstone. Records logged. Moth trap revealed 3 moths! 3 more than the last 2 months. Fornham All Saints   i Trevor Goodfellow
10 Mar Male Brimstone Great Barton   i Trevor Goodfellow
10 Mar 1 x Comma Thurston   i Trevor Goodfellow
9 Mar One peacock seen on the sandy footpath at  Kirton Kirton  TM283411 Val Lockwood
7 Mar Somerleyton Station, Platform, garden.  Red Admiral 1 first sighting  this year Somerleyton Station TM4797  
7 Mar What a surprise, I never imagined that the first butterfly  in my garden this year would be a Small White! Fluttered past the window and settled on a small Ceanothus bush in a sunny part of the garden early this afternoon  (📷 photo click here Kelsale   sb Charles Cuthbert
6 Mar One Small Tortoiseshell basking in this morning's sunny intervals along the river wall at North Cove.     Peter Norfolk
3 Mar A Brimstone today at Brandon Country Park   (📷 photo click here) Brandon Country Park    Nick Brown
3 Mar JA start-the-weekend coffee break in the Spring sunshine today led to this fortuitous encounter with my first Comma butterfly of the year, right here in our own garden. Lucie and I are lucky enough to have regular visits from Commas but have yet to have confirmed breeding  (📷 photo click here) Lowestoft   James Corton
3 Mar First out of the blocks, a perfect peacock this morning in Thurston Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
3 Mar  My second butterfly species of the year on the wing today a Peacock at Stratton Hall Wood Levington Marina Levington Marina   s Will Brame
26 Feb Wonderful to see a beautiful bright Comma and a Peacock butterfly today, our first sightings this year Sutton    Val & Ivan Lockwood
26 Feb Saw my first Brimstone of the year today Euston TL8978 David Walsh
26 Feb One Red admiral on the wing in Barnby this afternoon. Barnby   Peter Norfolk
26 Feb Was unable to photograph it but I saw a Red Admiral Butterfly in Corton Road this morning Lowestoft   Martin Seuneke
23 Feb Red Admiral at Newbourne Springs SWT reserve 23rd February.  A very tatty one!   SWT Newbourne Springs   Peter Lack and Diane Ridgley
22 Feb Just seen a beautiful male Brimstone, my first butterfly of the year, in our back garden near a variegated privet hedge, just off Wortham Ling SSSI near the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Although the sun was out & it’s not as cold today as it has been, it had probably been disturbed by the high winds (now abated). Wortham Ling SSSI TM 093 792 Susan Sidle
16 Feb A Comma butterfly at Bawdsey Quay picnic site today (📷 photo click here)      sb David Carter
9 Feb  Once again, Mrs L beats me to the first butterfly sighting of the year. On 9th February and an unexpected visitor came through the window into her office. A Small Tortoiseshell  (📷 photo click here)  Ipswich   sb Kevin Ling
8 Feb Two Red Admiral 8th February around midday in my garden Nightingale Road Ipswich   Peter Compton
8 Feb In Little Wenham Churchyard one almost perfect Red Admiral. On footpath between Little Wenham and Great Wenham one Peacock. Little Wenham   Jane Henderson
8 Feb I saw a Red Admiral today (in West Suffolk). I've never seen a butterfly in February before  (📷 photo click here West Suffolk    
8 Feb Red Admiral resting on our front room window just now, catching some rays Halesworth   t Nick Minns
8 Feb Small Tortoiseshell seen this afternoon (8th February) on Berberis in our garden. (📷 photo click here Wickham Market TM302 563 Rob and Kerry Reeve
8 Feb My first butterfly sighting of the year a Brimstone spotted on Sandlings Local Nature Reserve Rushmere St.Andrew 11am today (📷 photo click here Rushmere St.Andrew   Bryan Wright
8 Feb My first butterfly of the year, a Peacock in Belstead Brook Park.  My earliest ever butterfly on patch, by 13 days. And my previous early date for Peacock was 17 March! Belstead Brook Park TM1441 b David Walsh
8 Feb My first butterfly of the year. A Peacock flying around our Kessingland garden Kessingland   sb David Borderick
30 Jan My sister sent me this photo of a Peacock butterfly at Orwell Country Park in Ipswich today, a nice surprise!  (📷 photo click here Ipswich, Orwell Country Park   sb Charles Cuthbert
30 Jan Peacock     b Derek Eaton
30 Jan Did have my first butterfly of the year, a Small Tortoiseshell flew through the garden Ipswich   s Gi Grieco
30 Jan At least 3 Peacock butterflies along the Whitecast path, Carlton Marshes this morning. (📷 photo click here)  SWT Carlton Marshes TM 5092 t Andrew Easton
30 Jan Thanks to Sue Dale for reporting our first Butterfly sighting for this year on the reserve a Peacock at TM 5092 on the river wall path from Petos to Whitecast SWT Carlton Marshes TM 5092 b Robert Quadling
27 Jan Was please to spot my first butterfly of the year in sunny but blustery Suffolk yesterday. A scruffy Comma     sb Paul Harrison
18 Jan Saw my earliest ever Holly Blue in the sunshine at Pakefield this morning. Pakefield   t Guy Oxborough
17 Jan Peacock butterfly seen resting and flying at Ipswich Golf Club Purdis Heath IGC (Purdis Heatrh)   Colin Hullis
12 Jan Saw a Small Tortoiseshell this afternoon in flight then landing and basking in the warm sunshine at Ipswich Golf Course (Purdis Heath). My first butterfly sighting for the year.  IGC (Purdis Heatrh)   Neil Sherman
9 Jan This Red Admiral my first flying butterfly as opposed to hibernating was at Deben Lodge, Falkenham late morning as i arrived back to the car nearby at Corporation Marshes  (📷 photo click here Falkenham   s Will Brame
1 Jan Brimstone appearing at regular intervals for an hour on New Year's day.  Folly Road Mildenhall   Mervyn Crawford
1 Jan Peacock seen fluttering around a hedgerow on a sunny walk in Debenham - 12.45 midday!  (📷 photo click here Debenham TM1763 Clare Sheehan
1 Jan Just to report that James Porter saw a Peacock in Pinewood, ,  Ipswich SW TM1441 David Walsh
1 Jan My first butterfly of the year - a Red admiral - was seen today at lunchtime in Dunwich forest at Hog's Grove car park (closest to the village). This is the earliest day in any year that I have seen a butterfly. Dunwich Forest TM467710 James Corton
1 Jan My first Butterfly sighting for this year is a single Red Admiral in my garden at 14.05am today TM 535922 South Lowestoft ,Suffolk Lowestoft South TM535922 sb Robert Quadling

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Photographs from 2022 Sightings  (all pictures are the copyright of their owners)

White-letter Hairstreak - photo
Peacock - photo  Clare Sheehan

Red Admiral - photo  Will Brame

Peacock - photo  Andrew Easton

Peacock - photo 

Brimstone - photo Bryan Wright

Small Tortoiseshell - photo Rob and Kerry Reeve

Red Admiral - photo 

Small Tortoiseshell - photo Mrs Ling

Comma - photo  David Carter

Comma - photo  James Corton

Brimstone - photo BNick Brown

Small White - photo Charles Cuthbert

Comma - photo  Rob Reeve

Small Tortoiseshell - photo Mrs Brewster

Peacock - photo  James Corton

Comma - photo  Mark Brewster

Peacock - photo  Sarah Chamberlain

Peacock - photo  Rob Reeve

Comma - photo  Kevin Ling

Red Admiral - photo  Mrs Brewster

Small Tortoiseshell - photo Sarah Chamberlain

Peacock - photo  Martin Seuneke

Comma - photo  Trevor Goodfellow

Peacock - photo  Trevor Goodfellow

Small Tortoiseshell - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Peacock - photo  Sarah Chamberlain

Small Tortoiseshell - photo Sarah Chamberlain

Speckled Wood - photo David Walsh

Holly Blue - photo Graham Denny

Large White - photo J ane Henderson

Green Hairstreak - photo Sarah Chamberlain

Orange-tips - photo Phil Watkinson

Small Copper - photo PVal Lockwood

Comma - photo Stuart McCallum

Holly Blue - photo Rob Reeve

Speckled Wood - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Speckled Wood - photo Phil Watkinson

Green Hairstreak - photo Jenny Norman

Holly Blue - photo Stuart McCallum

Orange-tip - photo Stuart McCallum

Peacock - photo  Stuart McCallum

Small Tortoiseshell - photo TStuart McCallum

Speckled Wood - photo Stuart McCallum

Wall Brown - photo SWT Lound Lakes Warden

Dingy Skipper - photo STrevor Goodfellow

Large White - photo STrevor Goodfellow

Green Hairstreak - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Small Heath - hoto Trevor Goodfellow

Green Hairstreak - photo Stuart McCallum

Brimstone - photo Stuart McCallum

Green Hairstreak - photo Rab

Small Heath - photo Bryan Wright

Green Hairstreak - photo David Carter

Dingy Skipper - photo David Carter

Wall Brown - photo David Borderick

Small Blue -photo Kevin Ling

Small Blue -photo Kevin Ling

Small Blue -photo Bill Plumb

Small Blue -photo Bill Plumb

Brown Argus -photo Bill Plumb

Green Hairstreak - photo Paul Gilson

Holly Blue - photo Phil Watkinson

Small Heath - photo Phil Watkinson

Green Hairstreak - photo Stuart McCallum

Wall Browns - photo Liz Cutting

Painted Lady - photo Phil Watkinson

Painted Lady - photo Rob Reeve

Green Hairstreak - photo Graham Jackson

Brown Argus - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Holly Blue - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Marsh Fritillary - photo Jeff Hodgson

Marsh Fritillary - photo Jeff Hodgson

Cream-spot Tiger Moth - photo Paul Smith

Common Blue - photo Mandy Peters

Small Copper ab. caeruleopunctata photo Rob Reeve

Wall Brown - photo Bill Plumb

Green Hairstreak - photo Bill Plumb

Marsh Fritillary - photo Bill Plumb

Marsh Fritillary - photo Rob Reeve

Large Skipper - photo Julie Durrant

Silver-studded Blue - photo Charles Cuthbert

Silver-studded Blue - photo Charles Cuthbert

Silver-studded Blue - photo Charles Cuthbert

Silver-studded Blue - photo David Carter

Large Skipper - photo David Carter

Silver-studded Blue - photo Geraldine Smith

Small Blue - photo Liz Huxley

Silver-studded Blue - photo Bryan Wright

Silver-studded Blue - photo Bryan Wright

Small Tortoiseshell - photo Rob Reeve

Silver-studded Blue - photo Rob Reeve

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo David Carter

Silver-studded Blue - photo Neil Dickinson

Silver-studded Blue - photo Neil Dickinson

Ringlet - photo Hedley Wright

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Michael Bamford

Dingy Skipper - photo Martin Rogers

Glanville Fritillary - photo Allan

Glanville Fritillary - photo Allan

Glanville Fritillary - photo Allan

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Marbled White - photo Allan

Small Skipper - photo Graham Jackson

Large Skipper - photo Graham Jackson

White-letter Hairstreak - photo Trevor Goodfellow

White-letter Hairstreak - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet - photo Will Brame

Small Skipper - photo Will Brame

Hummingbird Hawkmoth - photo Chris Burslem

White-letter Hairstreak - photo Rob Clements

Purple Emperor - photo Paul Seabrook

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Richard Perryman

Meadow Brown ab bioculata - photo Graham Jackson

Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth - photo Pete Jackson

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo David Walsh

White Admiral - Photo David Walsh

Purple Emperor - photo David Walsh

Purple Hairstreak - photo David Borderick

White Admiral - Photo Richard and Jean Attenborrow

Purple Hairstreak - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Purple Emperor - photo Rachel Greer

Purple Emperor - photo Rachel Greer

Purple Hairstreak - photo Will Brame

Grayling - photo David Carter

Marbled White - photo Darren Underwood

Purple Emperor - photo Peter Woolley

Gatekeeper - Photo Mark Brewster

Marbled White - photo DJohn C

Gatekeeper - Photo Bryan Wright

Ringlet - Photo Bryan Wright

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Paul Gilson

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Nick Amor

Marbled White - photo Daniel Cable Davey

Marbled White - photo Daniel Cable Davey

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Paul Gilson

White-letter Hairstreak - photo David and Lilian Pitt

White Admiral - Photo David and Lilian Pitt

Clouded Magpie Moth - photo David and Lilian Pitt

Clouded Yellow - photo Trevor Goodfellow  

White-letter Hairstreak - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Brown Argus - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Gatekeeper - photo Daniel Cable Davey

Marbled White - photo Les Hollingworth

Purple Emperor - photo David Walsh

Marbled White - photo Daniel Cable Davey

White-letter Hairstreak - photo Jenny Norman   

Marbled White - photo Paul Seabrook  

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Phil Watkinson 

Purple Emperor - photo David & Margie Carter

Purple Emperor - photo Martin Cooper

Silver-studded Blue - photo David and Lilian Pitt

Grayling - photo David and Lilian Pitt

Purple Emperor - photo Jon King

Six-belted Clearwing - photo JTrevor Goodfellow

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Peter Norfolk

Grayling - photo Phil Watkinson

White-letter Hairstreak - photo Sue Horham

Chalkhill Blue - photo Charles Cuthbert

White-letter Hairstreak - photo John Lepley

Grayling - photo John Lepley

White Admiral - photo John Lepley

Chalkhill Blue - photo Ian P

Chalkhill Blue - photo Ian P

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - photo Roy

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - photo Roy

Theberton Wood Event - photo Julian Dowding

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Julian Dowding

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Julian Dowding

Holly Blue - photo Julian Dowding

Small Tortoiseshell - photo Julian Dowding

Clouded Yellow - photo David Carter

Clouded Yellow - photo David Carter

Wall Brown - photo Robert Quadling

Brown Hairstreak - photo David Walsh

White-letter Hairstreak - photo Andrew Revitt

Wall Brown - photo Robert Quadling

Small Copper & Gatekeeper - photo Phil Watkinson

White-letter Hairstreak - photo Rob Reeve

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo David Carter

Clouded Yellow  -photo Will Brame

Oak Egger Moth - photo Sue Cox

Oak Egger Moth - photo Sue Cox

Brown Hairstreak - photo Roger Cope

Brown Hairstreak Pipers Vale location - Roger Cope

Wall Brown - photo David Carter

Wall Brown - photo Debbie Broom

Wall Brown - photo Rob Reeve

Wall Brown - photo David Carter

Wall Brown - photo Robert Quadling

Wall Browns - photo Julie Durrant

Grayling - photo JDavid Gill

Meadow Brown - photo Rob Reeve 

Jersey Tiger Moth - photo Richard Hoar

Garden Tiger Moths - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Clouded Yellow  -photo Arthur Rivett

Clouded Yellow  -photo Bill Plumb

Jersey Tiger Moth - photo Bill Plumb

Clouded Yellow - photo Rob Seago

Hibernating Peacock & Small Tortoiseshell - photo Edward Pollard

Common Blue - photo Rob Reeve

Wall Brown - photo Rob Reeve

Jersey Tiger Moth - photo Anne Green

Grayling - photo Mark Brown

Queen of Spain Fritillary - photo Vicky White

Queen of Spain Fritillary - photo Vicky White

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