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Sightings of Butterflies in Suffolk - 2020

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Date  Butterflies seen (and other relevant information).  First Sighting of Year in Bold or Bold for rarer species
For a summary of First Sightings see the Suffolk Butterflies Page - click here
Location Grid Reference Name
            (📷 photo click here) 
Febuary SWT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GVW CY B WB SPW SH R MB GK MW GR SWF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CMB SC PH GH WLH BH HB SSB BA CB CHB SB LTB - Total species seen 2    
         
12 Feb 10:12 am: Peacock Butterfly  just now. London Road South/Kirkley Park Road Lowestoft   t Antony Wren
6 Feb Red Admiral hollow road  14.35 Bury St Edmunds   t barry woodhouse
1 Feb 1 Peacock - at 1:30pm. Rookery Farm Wickhambrook TL742577 Meg Johnson
         
January SWT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GVW CY B WB SPW SH R MB GK MW GR SWF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CMB SC PH GH WLH BH HB SSB BA CB CHB SB LTB - Total species seen 3    
31 Jan Come home from work this evening to my first butterfly of the year on the living room ceiling! Large White. Presumably found it's way indoors at some point during the day.  (📷 photo click here) Market Weston   t Chris Bishop
18 Jan Red admiral - Rabbet's Wood, Alton Water Alton Water   t Steve Babbs
9 Jan Minimum of three Red Admirals seen along track between Haughley Rd, Harleston & Northfield Wood, Onehouse earlier today  (📷 photo click here) Onehouse   t Mark Brewster
9 Jan Red Admiral again in my garden 2.30pm, sunny and mild Melton   Elizabeth Johnson
8 Jan Peacock Butterfly Covehithe Broad   t Carl Buttle
8 Jan Peacock seen flying in garden this afternoon by Alex Lack Rushbrooke TL8961 Peter Lack
         

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


Red Admiral - photo Mark Brewster


Large White - photo Chris Bishop





     
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