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Sightings of Butterflies in Suffolk - 2017

The Branch is always grateful for butterfly records and a recording form can be downloaded from the conservation section of this website.  We would be 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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Send Us Your Sightings
We are always interested in sightings of any butterflies in any location in Suffolk.
email them to (please make sure you enter a subject) and they will appear below within a few days.
Clicking on this link should launch your usual email program.  If this does not seem to work just use the email address.

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

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.

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)      
24 Sep Large White, Red Admiral SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
23 Sep 5 Large White,  1 Small White,  1 Comma Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
22 Sep 8 Large Whites, between 12.30pm to 1pm Ellough Industrial Estate, Beccles TM 4488  Robert Quadling
22 Sep 1 Wall  (photo click here) Carlton Marshes   Stu Buck
22 Sep A really sunny day at last so flyers were out: Today in the garden 1 Peacock, 4 Green Veined White,  Some Small and Large whites, excitement this afternoon - a Small Copper and a Brown Argus on Sedum. First I've seen this year!   Framlingham TM287634 Geraldine Smith
21 Sep Comma 2, Speckled Wood 1 Dingle Marshes   Richard Perryman
21 Sep Several common blue and a few brown argus. Small heath, green veined white, clouded yellow and humming bird hawk moth. Common blues seen mating.  (photo click here) Landguard   Trevor Goodfellow
19 Sep 4 Speckled Wood, 7+ Small White, Red Admiral, Comma today along path between Loompit & Trimley Retreat Trimley   Dave Pearsons
19 Sep 3 Clouded Yellow, (photo), plus many Large Whites, (photos click here), and Small Whites, Green Veined White, Peacock.   East Lane Bawdsey   Margie & David Carter
19 Sep Small and Large Whites, Red Admiral and Peacock.   Shingle St   Margie & David Carter
19 Sep Brimstone Hollesley village   Margie & David Carter
19 Sep Butterflies at Landguard Point today, Small Copper, Clouded Yellow, Common Blue, Small Heath Landguard Point   tony and sandy
19 Sep At Shotley Gate today there were only Small and Large Whites but in large numbers with groups of up to 10 insects ‘fighting’.   Shotley Gate   Jenny & Gary Plank
19 Sep Large White, Red Admiral SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
17 Sep Theberton garden Broad boarded bee hawk attracted to the  Ceratostigma plumbaginoides again this year Theberton   Andrew Leng
16 Sep 2 Red Admirals Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
16 Sep Common Blue 2, Grayling  (photos click here) Dunwich Forest 4670 Adrian Fennell
15 Sep Site survey for winter work programme at Purdis today revealed good numbers of Grayling still on the wing, with 6 seen on southern section in 2 small areas.  Also 12 Small Coppers including males in territorial mode and female var caeruleopunctata egg-laying, Large, Small and Green-veined Whites, Peacock and Red Admiral.   Last night’s mothing in less than ideal conditions (rain showers and 10 deg C, brought 12 moths species to the new Suffolk Branch BC moth trap.  Species seen included 4-5 Lunar Yellow Underwing (BAP species), 2 Copper or Svenson’s Copper Underwing, 6 Autumnal Rustic, Maiden Blush, and a Lesser Stag Beetle. Purdis Heath   Julian Dowding
15 Sep Sunny but cool morning.  Saw 11 Small Heath, 5 Speckled Wood, 1 Comma, 1 Peacock, 2 Red Admiral, 6 Brown Argus, 26 Small Copper and 5 Large White. Also saw a Silver Y Moth. Minsmere   David and Lilian Pitt
13 Sep  3 small white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
12 Sep  large white, 2 small white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
12 Sep 1 Painted Lady, 1 Speckled Wood, 12 Common Blue, 15 Small Heath, 10 Red Admiral, 30 Small White, 2 L White, 3 Small Copper Landguard   Will Brame
11 Sep Speckled Wood 2, Red Admiral 1, Large White 2, Small White 2 SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
11 Sep Red Admiral 5, Comma 2, Painted Lady 1, Small White 1, several Hornets and Hornet mimic Hoverflies. Belstead   Richard Perryman
11 Sep comma, small white, large white,  Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
10 Sep 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Brown Argus 20, Small Heath, 15 Common Blue, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Large White, 20 Small White, 6 Red Admiral Landguard   Will Brame
9 Sep 16 Green-veined White,  8 Red Admiral,  7 Large White,  3 Small White,  3 Comma,  1 Small Tortoiseshell,  1 Small Copper Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
9 Sep red admiral,large white, 2 small white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
8 Sep small white, red admiral Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
7 Sep 3 small white, 1 large white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
7 Sep 2 Clouded Yellow, 30 Small Heath, 1 Speckled Wood, 20 Common Blue, 10 Small Copper, 30 Small White, 12 Large White, 6 Green-veined White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Painted Lady Landguard   Will Brame
7 Sep A few butterflies  today: Common Blues, Red Admiral, Painted Lady with faded tips & Brown Argus on Sheep's-bit  Minsmere & Dunwich Heath   Charles Cuthbert
7 Sep At Landseer Park we saw a Brown Argus, Common Blue, Red Admiral, Green-veined White, Small White, Large White, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood and female Brown Hairstreak.  Also a Brown Hairstreak egg. with Sam Chamberlin, David Dowding and myself.  (photos click here) Landseer Park   Matthew Garnham
7 Sep This morning I saw 3 Commas, 2 Red Admirals,1 Speckled Wood and a good number of Whites  Also a large number of Common and Ruddy Darters Fynn Valley, Playford/Tuddenham   Jenny Plank
6 Sep 1 Grayling Landguard observatory   Will Brame
6 Sep 2 small white, large white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
5 Sep small white, large white, red admiral Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
4 Sep rainy day - large white, small white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
2 Sep 1 gatekeeper, 1 Peacock, 1 speckled wood, 3 red admiral, 7 comma, 22 whites SWT Lackford Lakes   Duncan FletcherBrown
2 Sep 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Speckled Wood, 4 Large White. 20 Small White, 27 Green-veined White Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
2 Sep 3 small white, comma Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
1 Sep large white, small white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
1 Sep Sunny morning.  Saw 30 Small Heath, 18 Small Copper, 17 Brown Argus, 2 Common Blue, 6 Red Admiral, 3 Meadow Brown, 4 Gatekeeper, 20 Speckled Wood, 2 Comma, 2 Green-veined White and 5 Large White. Minsmere   David and Lilian Pitt
1 Sep Behind this ancient church door in Suffolk, Small Tortoiseshell & Peacock butterflies are already hibernating!  (photos click here)  Note - not in total count of sightings as not on the wing     Charles Cuthbert
31 Aug
small white
Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
30 Aug 2 Grayling  , 2 Small Cooper, Large White Martlesham Common Nature Reserve   Kev Ling
30 Aug no sightings rained all day Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
29 Aug Today at East Lane we saw 6 Clouded Yellows, 2 Common Blues, 1 Painted Lady and countless whites.   East Lane TM3540 Jenny & Gary Plank
29 Aug 3 small white, large white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
28 Aug 2 small white, 2 large white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
28 Aug Nice bright Male Brimstone in Garden Theberton    Andrew Leng
28 Aug Large White 5, Small White 5, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Comma 1 SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
28 Aug Grayling, Large White, Small White, Small Copper, Red Admiral, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Painted Lady Landguard Bungalow garden   Chris
28 Aug Encountered today 1 marbled white butterfly, 2 speckled wood butterflies in an aerial fighting ball, 5 large whites and 1 green veined white. Private land near the Orwell country park.   Daniel Cable-Davey
28 Aug c15 Grayling, c20 Small Copper, c20 Small Heath, 13 Red Admiral, 3 Brown Argus Sutton Heath   Kev Ling
28 Aug 2 Clouded Yellows, 3 Painted Lady, 3 Brown Argus, 45!! Small Heath, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Gatekeeper, 12 Common Blue Landguard   Will Brame
27 Aug Clouded yellow flying East by A12 in Bentley  Many Small whites, Small heath and Red admirals Bentley 52.17.64 01.439.59 Michael Bamford
26 Aug 2 small white, 1 large white, 1 meadow brown Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
26 Aug 5 Brown Argus, 30+ Small Heath + many Whites again, 20 Common Blue, 5 Holly Blue, 1 Clouded Yellow Landguard   Will Brame
26 Aug 19 Small White,  16 Green-veined White,  11 Small Tortoiseshell,  7 Gatekeeper,  6 Speckled Wood,  4 Peacock,  3 Meadow Brown,  3 Large White,  3 Wall Brown,  1 Red Admiral.  Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
25 Aug 25 Grayling seen at Westleton Heath, 12 Small Coppers, 18 Small Heath & 6 gatekeepers 1 painted lady Westleton Heath   Lindsey - BOB education
25 Aug Two female Brown Hairsteaks (photo click here)  at Piper's Vale descended from the tops to lay eggs around 12.30; other species noted: whites, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Clouded Yellow, Small Copper. Piper's Vale   Bill Plumb
25 Aug Cracking day for"white" butterflies here in SE Suffolk. Dozens flying everywhere but a field nr Bucklesham held at least 2,000 Small Whites! Bucklesham   Bill Stone
25 Aug During an hour's walk at the airfield this morning, I found butterflies in two main areas, as follows:- Small White 6, Brown Argus 2, Small Heath 1, Speckled Wood 2; Waldingfield airfield TL886432 Martin Peers
25 Aug Small White 10, Brown Argus 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Heath 2. All I saw elsewhere were a few Small Whites. Waldingfield airfield TL898434 Martin Peers
25 Aug Butterflies recorded between 12.30pm to 1pm       9 Small White,  1 Large White,  1 Painted Lady.   Ellough Industrail Estate Beccles   Robert Quadling
25 Aug 2 small white, 1 red admiral Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
24 Aug 1 large white, 2 small white, 1 red admiral Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
24 Aug A brief lunchtime stroll produced 4 Small Heath, 3 Small Copper, 3 Gatekeeper, 2 Meadow Brown, 2 Speckled Wood   Martlesham Common   Kev Ling
23 Aug 2 Brown Argus, 2 Comma, 1 Speckled Wood, 7 Holly Blues, 1 Meadow Brown, 10 Gatekeeper, 2 Large White, 2 Green-veined White, 30+ Small White, 30+ Small Heath, 2 Red Admiral, 3 Small Copper Landguard Bird Observatory   Will Brame
23 Aug Clouded Yellow and Painted Lady Levington Lagoon   Mike Morley
23 Aug 1 small white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
22 Aug 1 large white, Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
22 Aug Humid and overcast.  Saw 40 Small Heath, 100+ Brown Argus, 2 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Grayling, 2 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 12 Small Copper, 20 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 4 Speckled Wood, 20 Gatekeeper and 12 Meadow Brown. Minsmere   David and Lilian Pitt
21 Aug 1 large white, 1 red admiral Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
20 Aug 1 comma, 2 large white, 2 small white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
20 Aug SBBC Suffolk Event- SWT Trimley Marshes - This BC Suffolk event focussed on the fantastic Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserve at Trimley Marshes.  The reserve is a Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI), covers over 200 acres and includes a variety of marsh and wetland habitats.  One of the best ways to enjoy the reserve is to undertake a circular walk (almost 6 miles) and this is what myself and 7 BC Branch members did today.  Unfortunately, the weather was not great with the after effects of Hurricane Gert causing strong westerly winds and, at times, thick cloud cover.  However, we started the walk in bright sunshine and following the path down towards the River Orwell we soon found our first butterflies of the day with Large White, Small White and Green-veined White being seen alongside the field margins.  A stop at a field corner provided views of sunlit oaks and a single Purple Hairstreak was seen here.  Further stops along the path by sunny bramble thickets and hedgerows led to us adding Speckled Wood, Holly Blue and Red Admiral to the day list.  On reaching the track to the reserve itself we took a short detour up to the Fagbury Viewpoint.  Along this track were dozens of Small Whites along with several Large and Green-veined Whites and more Speckled Woods.  We also added a few more Purple Hairstreaks, our first Peacock and a Small Tortoiseshell.  A butterfly walk is never just about butterflies and we spent some time watching a large gathering of dragonflies hawking in a sheltered corner.  Checking carefully through these revealed the vast majority to be Migrant Hawkers with several Common and Ruddy Darters, a few Southern Hawkers and Emperors.  Of note, many pairings of Migrant Hawkers were seen, appearing almost as black balls as they flew around.  A bonus butterfly species was also seen in the shape of a late White Admiral.  Returning to the main track we carried on to the reserve walking slowly along the path ensuring that all butterflies seen were identified.  This concerted effort led to us adding Common Blue, Painted Lady, Comma, Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper.  Reaching the Visitor Centre allowed us some protection from the increasing wind and cooling temperatures and we decided to stop here for lunch.  After lunch, we pressed on and continued to walk around the reserve seeing a few more species in the form of Small and Large White, Red Admiral, Common Blue, Holly Blue and Speckled Wood.  At the start of the walk I had set the target species of the day as Clouded Yellow and we came across several very suitable fields with clover and creeping thistle near Loompit Lake and Grimston Hall.  Sadly, none were seen but we certainly tried out best to find one.  By the time we returned to the cars we had seen 15 species of butterfly which all agreed was a good total given the weather  SWT Trimley Marshes   Bill Stone
20 Aug Visit to west Suffolk Chalkhill Blue site last night revealed several roosting butterflies despite the wind.     Bill Stone
20 Aug 15+ Common Blue, 4 Clouded Yellow, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Small Tortoiseshell (photo click here), 4 Red Admiral, 8+ Large White, 15+ Small White. 3+ Green-veined White, 2 Small Heath  East Lane   Gi Grieco
19 Aug I noticed the following butterflies in mainly cloudy conditions, with occasional bursts of sunshine: Small Copper, Brown Argus, Silver-studded Blue (late male), Grayling 5, Small Heath 3, Gatekeeper 3, Meadow Brown. Lower Hollesley Common TM3545 Martin Peers
19 Aug 10 Gatekeeper,  8 Meadow Brown,  7 Wall Brown,  7 Green-veined White,  5 Speckled Wood,  4 Small White,  3 Small Tortoiseshell,  1 Large White,  1 Peacock,  1 Red Admiral Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
19 Aug 1 large white, 1 small white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
18 Aug 1 large white, 1 small white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
18 Aug 1 clouded yellow, 3 large white, 10 speckled wood.  Very quiet. Noticing less recently with rain bonny wood   Matt
17 Aug 9 Holly Blue, 24 Common Blue, 7 Small Heath, 2 Small Copper, 10 Gatekeeper, 40+ Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 4 Red Admiral, 1 Peacock, 6 Meadow Brown Landguard   Will Brame
17 Aug Large, Small & Green-veined Whites, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 2 (pair), Brown Argus 2, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma 5, Gatekeeper 2, Meadow Brown, Small Heath 6. Thorington Street TM011350 Martin Peers
17 Aug 2 small white, 1 large white, 1 red admiral, 1 comma Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
16 Aug 3 small white, 1 large white, 1 comma, 1 red admiral Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
16 Aug garden; Beautiful Brimstone  (photo click here) Theberton   Andrew Leng
16 Aug Gatekeeper, speckled wood, brown argus, red admiral, common blue, green veined white and large white.  Also one small tortoiseshell. Belstead meadows   Trevor goodfellow
16 Aug Brown hairstreak  (photo click here) , common blue, speckled wood, comma, meadow brown, large white, green veined white.  Not very busy till the sun came out. Piper's vale   Trevor goodfellow
16 Aug 1 clouded yellow, 2 painted lady, 20 red admirals. 10 peacock, 5 comma, 3 small tortshell, 15 large white, 10 speckled wood SWT LackfordLake   Matt
16 Aug At Landguard this morning we saw one Clouded Yellow, one Holly Blue, one Gatekeeper, two Common Blues and numerous Whites.   Landguard   Gary & Jenny Plank
15 Aug large white, meadow brown, 2 red admiral. comma Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
14 Aug Wall Brown x 2 Orford Churchyard   Debbie Broom
14 Aug Wall Brown x 2 Iken Churchyard   Debbie Broom
14 Aug 2 Clouded Yellow, 1 Painted Lady, 9 Small Heath, 5 Peacock, 5 Red Admiral, 6 Holly Blue, 20 Common Blue, 15 Gatekeeper, 10 Meadow Brown, 2 Small Copper, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Green-veined White, 3 Large White, 30 Small White, 1 Speckled Wood Landguard   Will Brame
14 Aug In a sheltered corner at Pipers Vale today we managed to find 5 female Brown Hairstreaks all appeared to be egglaying, unusually 2 males were found feeding on purple Knapweed flowers.  Large numbers of Common blues were present on the site today and we also spotted 2 Clouded Yellows. Pipers Vale   E.Marsh, B.Plumb, A.Richards G & J.Richardson.
14 Aug large white , small white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
13 Aug  large white, small white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
13 Aug SBBC Event at RSPB North Warren   A sunny start to the morning encouraged into flight a good number of Common Blues on the coast path from Aldeburgh, and many Meadow Browns and Gatekeepers were identified on the path across the reserve.  Later, however, increasing cloud cover deterred butterflies from flying and although Small Heath, Small Copper and Grayling were seen, none were as plentiful as had been hoped.  Red Admiral, Peacock, Painted Lady, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Ringlet and Large, Small and unidentified whites were all recorded, as well as 6 Hummingbird Hawk-moths and several Six-spot Burnet moths.  In the end, the somewhat disappointing number of 15 butterfly species was outnumbered by the 18 participants on the walk….who nevertheless had an enjoyable day. RSPB North Warren   Peter Maddison
13 Aug 16 species of butterfly at Landguard  Small White, Large White, 1 Clouded Yellow, Small Heath, Small Copper, Holly Blue, Common Blue, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma Landguard   Will Brame
13 Aug Encountered two male brown hairstreak butterflies Brazier's wood   Daniel Cable-Davey
13 Aug Brown Hairstreak Belstead Ipswich today, looking to egg lay? low on Blackthorn (photo click here) Belstead Meadows   Simon Patient
13 Aug Brown Hairstreak Belstead Meadows   David Walsh
13 Aug Large White caterpillars  on the sacrificial cabbages left in the seedbed.  No shortage there! Not much cabbage either!  (photo click here) Theberton   Andrew Leng
12 Aug 28 Small Tortoiseshell,  22 Meadow Brown,  17 Peacock,  12 Gatekeeper,  10 Green-veined White,  6 Wall Brown (photo click here),  5 Speckled Wood,  3 Red Admiral,  2 Small White,  2 Painted Lady,  1 Small Copper,  1 Brown Argus Carlton Marshes     Robert Quadling
12 Aug red admiral, large white, gatekeeper Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
11 Aug 2 large white, small white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
11 Aug 14 Red Admiral, 57 Common Blue, 4 Clouded Yellow, 30 Gatekeeper, 20 Meadow Brown, 40 Small White, 3 Large White, 7 Small Heath, 7 Holly Blue, 4 Small Tortoiseshells, 1 Comma Landguard   Will Brame
11 Aug 1 Brown Hairstreak (f), 3 Clouded Yellow, 30 Common Blue, 30 Gatekeeper, 20 Meadow Brown, 2 Brown Argus, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Copper, Large White   Pipers Vale   Kevin Ling
11 Aug 1 Grayling seen. Almost as scarce as my birdies. Still good numbers of Gatekeeper & Meadow Brown Purdis Golf Club   Kevin Ling
11 Aug just seen an Hummingbird hawkmoth in our garden in Ipswich feeding on phlox amazing never seen one before in my life . There are a lot of buddleias next door to our garden so they might have attracted it. Ipswich   Jill Self
11 Aug Large White 2, Red Admral 2, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
11 Aug Small Skipper, Large White 5, Speckled Wood 6, Gatekeeper 8, Meadow Brown 7 Chamtry Park   Richard Perryman
11 Aug In glorious sunshine saw 1 Silver-washed Fritillary and 1 Purple Hairstreak (both very worn), 18 Grayling, 16 Small Heath, 8 Small Copper, 40+ Brown Argus, 4 Common Blue, 13 Speckled Wood, 10 Meadow Brown, 30+ Gatekeeper, 5 Comma, 7 Peacock, 1 Painted Lady, 40+ Red Admiral,1 Small White and 4 Large White. Minsmere   David and Lilian Pitt
10 Aug Found this hummingbird hawk larva in my wildlife patch here in Lakenheath (photo click here) Lakenheath   Mark Brown.
10 Aug large white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
8 Aug  large white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
8 Aug large white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
7 Aug red admiral 2 large white, 1 small white, meadow brown, gatekeeper Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
7 Aug At least 6 Clouded Yellows, 1 Small Copper, 1 Comma, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Holly Blue, lots of Common Blues, Gatekeepers and Meadow Browns plus Latticed Heath and Mother of Pearl Moths.= Piper's Vale   Liz Cutting
6 Aug Brown hairstreak. Saw 4 females and 3 males Piper's Vale   David Dowding
6 Aug Silver-washed Fritillary Butterfly  (photo click here) RSPB Minsmere   Robert Quadling
6 Aug One of two distant male brown hairstreaks at Piper's Vale today. female also seen. (photo click here, very heavily cropped). Piper's Vale   Steve Babbs
6 Aug 40 common Blue, 40 meadow brown, 1 painted lady, 4 red admiral, 1 peacock, 30 large white, 10 speckled wood, 10 ringlet kirton creek   Matt
6 Aug Large, Small, Green-veined Whites (small numbers only); Holly Blue male; Common Blue 6 males, 1 female; Red Admiral 2; Comma; Gatekeeper 4; Meadow Brown 6. Friar's meadow TL8740 Martin Peers
6 Aug (small "green" area within Sudbury cemetery): Large & Small White; Small Copper; Brown Argus; 7 male + 1 female Common Blue; Meadow Brown 2; Ringlet.  We also saw a Hummingbird Hawkmoth at our buddleia for the third time in a month. Sudbury cemetery TL883416 Martin Peers
6 Aug gatekeeper, 2 large white, small white, brimstone, peacock, red admiral Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
5 Aug large white, small white, gatekeeper Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
5 Aug Brown hairstreak (photo click here) Belstead, Ipswich   Steve Babbs
5 Aug 16 gatekeepers seen this morning walking the dog, Millfields Way Wildlife area, Haverhill   Duncan FletcherBrown
5 Aug 1 Brown Argus, 1 Small Heath, 8 Red Admiral, 4 H Blue, 40 Gatekeeper, 25 Meadow Brown, 40 Small White, 50 Common Blue, 3 Large White, 2 Small Tortoiseshells, 5 Peacock Landguard   Will Brame
5 Aug 56 Peacock,  32 Meadow Brown,  30 Small Tortoiseshell,  20 Gatekeeper,  16 Wall Brown,  3 Comma,  3 Green-veined White,  2 Brown Argus,  1 Common Blue,  1 Red Admiral,  1 Large White,  1 Small White,  1 Speckled Wood. Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
4 Aug Five clouded yellows, five painted ladies (photos click here) Piper's Vale   Steve Babbs
4 Aug 3 Painted Lady, 5 Red Admirals, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 1 Peacock, 50 Common Blue, 30 Meadow Brown, 40 Gatekeeper, 1 Large White, 40 Small White, Hummingbird Hawkmoth Landguard   Will Brame
4 Aug 30 Comon Blues near visitor centre today.. 8 levington creek, 10 near loompit lake last few days alton water   Matt
4 Aug Encountered and sighted today my first Clouded yellow butterfly of the year as well as 10 gatekeepers, 1 red admiral and 2 Speckled woods. Private land near Orwell country park   Daniel Cable-Davey
4 Aug large white, gatekeeper, brimstone Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
2 Aug red admiral 3 Aug - gatekeeper, large white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
1 Aug Wall Brown 4 Carlton marshes   Debbie Broom
1 Aug gatekeeper, tortoiseshell, 2 brimstone, red admiral, meadow brown, large white, small white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
1 Aug Clouded Yellow 2 males, Large White, Small White 2, Small Copper 1, Brown Argus 6, Common Blue 14 (4 females), Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell 7, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper c50, Meadow Brown 60, Small Heath 6, Ringlet 2. Henney Field, Chilton TL887425 Martin Peers
1 Aug In sunny breezy conditions this afternoon at least 6 Clouded Yellow butterflies including one helice East Lane, Bawdsey   Margie & David Carter
1 Aug Wall Brown x2 - afternoon Lamberts Lane, Iken   Jonathan Forsyth
1 Aug 8 Red Admiral, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Painted Lady, 4 Peacock, 27 Small White, 4 Large White, 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Essex Skipper, 1 Gatekeeper Trimley Green   Will Brame
1 Aug Red Admiral 2, Painted lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 2, Large White 1 SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
1 Aug Large White 1, Holly Blue 10, Red Admiral 5, Gatekeeper 2, Meadow Brown 1 Kyson Point   Richard Perryman
31 Jul Large White 3, Small White 4, Green-veined White 4, White-letter Hairstreak 1 (different territory from 9th July),  Small Copper 1, Brown Argus 1, Common Blue 1m,2f, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood 2, Gatekeeper 32, Meadow Brown 30, Small Heath. Shawlands, Great Cornard TL890412 Martin Peers
31 Jul Brimstone 1f., Large White 2, Small White, Green-veined White, Holly Blue m., Red Admiral 4, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 2, Comma 2, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown (also Humming-bird Hawkmoth) Hyland, Newton Road TL882414 Martin Peers
31 Jul Beautiful new male Brimstone passed through the garden today. Theberton   Andrew Leng
31 Jul We saw two Walls this afternoon in far from ideal butterfly conditions. There was no evidence of a second brood in Somerleyton Churchyard as it has been tided up! Somerleyton Marsh   David and Lilian Pitt=
31 Jul Thought you may like to know I saw a Purple Emperor butterfly here today.  Very breezy, so probably from Stanstead Great Wood.  Gatefields Meadow, Hartest   Caroline Robinson
31 Jul gatekeeper, meadow brown, small tortoiseshell, large white, small white, red admiral, comma Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
30 Jul meadow brown, gatekeeper, large white, 2 red admiral, peacock, comma Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
29 Jul 178 Peacock,  72 Meadow Brown,  63 Gatekeeper,  27 Small Tortoiseshell,  25 Wall Brown - highest number recorded to date this year (photo click here),  21 Red Admiral,  17 Small White,  7 Green-veined White,  6 Painted Lady,  5 Common Blue,  5 Brown Argus,  2 Large Skipper,  2 Large White,  2 Ringle,t  1 Small Copper,  1 Essex Skipper,  1 Comma Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
29 Jul Two firsts for the garden today, Brown Argus and Small Copper form caeruleo-punctata with blue spots on hind wings, (photo click here) Wickham Market   Steve Aylward
29 Jul 1 Grayling at Hollesley Common Hollesley Common   Andrew Brown Norwich
29 Jul 2 Wall at Iken church Iken church   Andrew Brown Norwich
29 Jul 2 Clouded Yellows and 2 Grayling at Shingle Street,  and Shingle Stree   Andrew Brown Norwich
29 Jul Spotted this Grayling on Lakenheath maids cross SSSI , (photo click here) Lakenheath   Mark Brown
28 Jul A short visit to the site produced sightings of approximately 12 Grayling, 8 Small Copper, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Painted Lady. (photo click here) Upper Hollesley Common   Sam Chamberlin
24 Jul 5 Wall Browns,  1 Brimstone Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
24 Jul A female Clouded Yellow var helice and 2 Painted Ladies seen feeding on Knapweed along a farm track at Friston this morning Friston   Bob Turner
23 Jul Only a few Silver washed fritillaries left on the wing in Bonny wood yesterday and no white Admiral seen  Bonny wood   Nathaniel Cant
23 Jul 2 Painted Lady, 2 Small Copper, 3 Essex Skipper, 5 Red Admiral, 3 Peacock, 40 Gatekeepe,r 20 Meadow Brown, 30+ Common Blue, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth Landguard Bird Observatory   Will Brame
22 Jul 220  Peacock,  121 Meadow Browns,  101 Gatekeepers,  63 Red Admirals,  21 Small White,    11 Comma,  10 Small Tortoiseshell,  10 Brown Argus,  9 Ringlets,  7 Large Whites,  6 Painted Lady's,  3 Small Coppers,  2 Large Skippers,  2  Essex Skippers ,      1 Common Blue,  1 Green-veined White.         21 Wall Browns (mating pair photo click here) is the highest count of Wall Browns so far this year, I counted 16 on the 27/5/17, (more photos click here) Carlton Marshes    Robert Quadling
22 Jul Purple Hairstreak (1)!!, Painted Lady (2), Common Blue (10), Brown Argus (2), Small Copper (6) Large White (5) Gatekeeper (20), Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Essex Skipper. Landseer Park   Kev Ling
22 Jul 2 Clouded Yellows at Broom Knoll, East Bergholt this afternoon Broom Knoll, East Bergholt   Liz Cutting
21 Jul 1 Wall Brown flying around - briefly landing on knapweed and gravestones.   Orford Churchyard   Debbie Broom
21 Jul Quite a variety of butterflies today for the sea front, all seen within minutes,  Meadow Brown 5, Red Admiral 2, Large White 1, Common Blue 3, Painted Lady 2 and a Clouded Yellow Wireless Green, Felixstowe TM292330 John Hanley
21 Jul Surprise of the day 3 Wall brown walking home from the school run.  Fluttering in gardens Whitton estate Lowestoft   Lindsey - B.O.B
20 Jul 1 Clouded Yellow, 1 Painted Lady, 3 Red Admiral, 2 Peacock, 2 Essex Skipper, 30 GateKeeper, 11 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Tortoiseshell Felixstowe ferry   Will Brame
20 Jul 4 Purple Hairstreaks, 3 Commas, 7 Red Admirals, 40+ Gatekeeper, 2 Essex Skipper, 6 Peacock Sleighton Hill   Will Brame
20 Jul  photographed this silver washed fritillary in my garden about an hour ago at midday. I have never seen one before and thought you might be interested (photo click here)  Holbrook IP92QY Russell Edwards
19 Jul Sunny morning, warm some wind.  Walked the whole length of track to the top and returned via the public footpath along field edge on north side of hedge.  Large White 10; Small White 6; Green-veined White 6; Common Blue 1; Meadow Brown 8; Peacock 10; Gatekeeper 21.   Brockford - Mid Suffolk Light Railway - TM129659 Geraldine Smith
19 Jul  Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) discovered breeding in Stoke-by-Nayland churchyard (photo click here) Stoke-by-Nayland   Ed Hutchings
19 Jul One White Admiral seen in Kesgrave/Dobbs Wood this afternoon.  Grayling rested in our conservatory yesterday evening before being caught and released. Kesgrave Woods TM2345  Jenny Plank
19 Jul By Bawdsey East lane Lagoons in breezy and hazy sun conditions: Clouded Yellow, Painted Lady (2) (photo click here), Holly Blue (Male), Common Blue (10+ male, 1 female), brown argus, Green-veined White (2), Large White (3), Meadow Brown (6), Gatekeeper (10) Bawdsey East lane Lagoon   Bill Plumb
18 Jul 6 Small Copper, 21 Gatekeeper, 11 Meadow Brown, 6 Comma, 5 Small Skipper, 4 Holly Blue, 4 Ringlet, 5 Large White, 2 Peacock, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Essex Skipper, 1 Green Veined White, 1 Small White Bobbits Lane Meadow   Kev Ling
18 Jul 13 Peacock, 10 Gatekeeper, 6 Comma, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Large White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Common Blue (F), 1 Red Admiral, Ringlet, Meadow Brown Kiln Meadow   Kev Ling
18 Jul 2 Purple Hairstreak in Oak by Belstead Brook   Ellenbrook Open Space   Kev Ling
18 Jul My Garden: On my Buddleia were 4 Peacock, 2 Brimstone, 2 Red Admiral , 1 Painted Lady, 2 Gatekeeper, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 1 Ringlet   IP2 Kev Ling
18 Jul We saw 20 species this morning! Purple Hairstreak 20+, Grayling 3, White Admiral 1, Small Heath 5, Clouded Yellow 1, Painted Lady 1, Large Skipper 1, Large White 3, Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 20+, Brown Argus 40+, Common Blue 10, Red Admiral 50+, Peacock 15, Comma 10, Speckled Wood 1, Gatekeeper 40+, Meadow Brown 10 and Ringlet 2. Minsmere   David and Lilian Pitt
18 Jul We went in search of Grayling and saw 20+. We also Small Heath 7, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 1 and Gatekeeper 7. Westleton Heath   David and Lilian Pitt
18 Jul I saw a clouded yellow Run Cottage Caravan Park, Hollesley IP12 3RQ Michael Goddard
18 Jul 1 Essex Skipper, 5 Large White, 1 Brimstone, 3 Comma, 30 plus Silver-washed Fritillaries (interesting, almost all were in pristine or near pristine condition, compare with Pakenham Wood same date), 1 Peacock, I Red Admiral, 7 White Admiral, 5 Gatekeeper, 4 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet.  No sign of Purple Emperor today. Bradfield Wood   Paul Claridge
18 Jul A one hour visit produced 10 Silver-washed Fritillaries (3 inside the wood, 7 on the sunny side of the wood), most were in "worn" condition, compare with Bradfield Wood, same date. 4 Comma, 3 Large White, 1 Small Skipper, 2 Ringlet, 4 Meadow Brown, 9 Gatekeeper, 2 Purple Hairsteak. No White Admiral. Pakenham Wood   Paul Claridge
17 Jul Silver washed fritillary . 5.15pm Whatfield Suffolk. In garden on buddleia (photo click here) Whatfield    John Lucas
17 Jul Brown Argus 1, Common Blue 4, White Admiral 1, Red Admiral 30+,Peacock 15, Comma 10, Speckled Wood 3, Gatekeeper 5 Minsmere   Richard Perryman
17 Jul Large Skipper 1,  Large White 3, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 20+, Painted Lady 1, Grayling 50+, Gatekeeper 100+, Meadow Brown 10, Small Heath 20, Westleton Heath   Richard Perryman
17 Jul 3 Wall Brown at Carlton today.1 on S track by scrape,1 at sluice + 1 halfway between sluice and new wall Carlton Marshes   Gavin Durrant
17 Jul a couple of purple emperor at theberton wood earlier.  One sat on bush for 45 mins! theberton wood   Matt
17 Jul Essex Skipper 2, Brimstone male + female, Large, Small and Green-veined Whites, Brown Argus, Common Blue 2 males, Holly Blue 2 males, Red Admiral, Comma 2, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet Old Armes site reserve (private) behind Sainsbury's, Sudbury TL 882413 Martin Peers
17 Jul 30 min walk produced 2 white admiral, 5 purple hairstreaks, plentiful speckled wood, gatekeepers and ringlets, 6 red admiral and 1 comma Knettishall Heath   John Law
16 Jul male brimstone hanging around a buddlea for 10 minutes in our melton garden also a couple each of peacocks red admiral and gatekeepers melton   rob and libby johnson
16 Jul Spent the morning watching butterflies from the canopies while zip wiring at Go Ape with the kids.  Lots of Red Admirals (c20), 2 Peacocks, Comma, Large White, Gatekeeper, Brimstone High Lodge Forest Park, Brandon   Kev Ling
16 Jul 1 Grayling, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Purple Hairstreak, 1 Large Skipper, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Ringlet, Meadow Brown,, Comma 2, Red Admira, Peacock, Essex Skipper, Common Blue Sibton Hall   Will Brame
16 Jul Clouded Yellow 2, Painted Lady 10+, Holly Blue 10+, Small White 20+ , Peacock 10+ East Lane Bawdsey   Margie & David Carter
16 Jul Many butterfly sightings on the coast today.   Some of today's highlights.   .   Grayling 2, Comma 2, Red Admiral 10, Painted Lady 2, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 2. Hollesley Marsh RSPB   Margie & David Carter
16 Jul At home in Thurston, the third 'first' this year.  After confirming White letter Hairstreak a few days ago, a Purple Emperor showed up for a few minutes then today a Silver washed Fritillary (photo click here) on a buddleia.  This makes a whopping 28 species recorded in total since 2007. Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
16 Jul Wall brown on revetment at Carlton marshes. Second brood starting Carlton Marshes   David Dowding
16 Jul Essex Skipper 2, Large White 2, Small White 3, Green-veined White 4, Comma 2, Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Gatekeeper 5, Meadow Brown 12, Ringlet 10. Friar's Meadow, Sudbury TL8740 Martin Peers
15 Jul Small Skipper 5, Essex Skipper 2, Large White 30, Small White c100, Red Admiral 10, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Gatekeeper 3, Meadow Brown 12, Ringlet 10. Later, there was a Painted Lady flying along the main street throughRickinghall! Knettishall airfield TL9679 Martin Peers
15 Jul A mid-day count at Golden Wood and wildflower meadow, Shotley produced the following; Red Admiral 2, Peacock 4, Small White, 1 Large White 2, Large Skipper 1, Ringlet 11, Gatekeeper 2, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 3 Golden Wood, Shotley TM235355 Ian Peters
15 Jul Silver washed Fritillary 1, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 3, Large White 2, Comma 1, Gatekeeper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1      
15 Jul 248  Meadow Brown,  1 Common Blue,  25 Large Skipper, 37 Essex Skipper,  64 Small Skipper,  13 Large White,  56 Small White,  182 Gatekeeper,  40 Ringlet,  56 Red Admiral,  318 Peacock,  2 Brown Argus,  19 Comma,  1 Small Copper,  29 Small Tortoiseshell,  45 Painted Lady.        Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
13 Jul 1x Clouded Yellow  (photo click here), 2x Painted Lady, 4x Common Blue, 4x Peacock, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper     East lane, Bawdsey   Roger & Kate Seaman
12 Jul 'Ain't no cure for the summertime blues'? Perhaps these Common Blues at Sizewell today will help! (photos click here) Sizewell   Charles Cuthbert
12 Jul 20 Essex Skipper, 1 Small Skipper, 60+ Gatekeeper, 34 Meadow Brown, 2 Small Copper, 1 Small Heath, 1 Ringlet, 20 Common Blue, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell Landguard butts   Will Brame
12 Jul 1 Grayling & 7 Small Copper from  (photos click here) Westleton Heath   David Ratcliffe
12 Jul Good to see lots of butterflies out in today's sun including Graylings & Small Coppers in the dunes (photos click here) Minsmere   Charles Cuthbert
12 Jul Encountered and sighted today my first white letter hairstreak butterfly of the year flying near elm trees and feeding on nearby established buddleia bush as well as four male and one female common blue butterflies, three brown Argos and one small copper near Braziers wood Daniel Cable-Davey.
11 Jul Essex Skippers, Gatekeepers, Peacocks, Painted Lady, Small Coppers, Ringlets  Meadow Brown, Small White, Large Skipper Red Admiral 10 sp. total! Hen Reedbeds   Tony Moss
11 Jul In the Oaks close to the control tower, a couple of Purple Hairstreak seen today Martlesham Heath Control Tower   Kev Ling
10 Jul During a visit to Raydon Gt Wood this afternoon I counted 27 Silver Washed Fritillaries.  In addition there were large numbers of Ringlets, a few Speckled Woods and 3 White Admirals. Raydon Gt Wood TM 056405 Adrian Richards
10 Jul Eight species seen in my small garden today: Brimstone, Peacock, Large White, Small White, Small Copper, Meadow Brown, Comma, Gatekeeper. Also had a Hummingbird Hawk moth. Chantry, Ipswich   Kev Ling
9 Jul Record numbers of Silver Washed Fritillaries in Brimlin wood, stopped counting at 25 and even had to rescue one from the Poly tunnel.  4 White Admiral and good numbers of very smart Gatekeepers, 1 Painted Lady and first White Letter Hairstreaks (2) and Small Copper of the year.  Good numbers of large and small Skippers.  No Purple Emperor yet …….its not a big hop from Ramsey Wood. Chattisham Brimlin wood IP8 3QQ Peter Woolley
9 Jul Pristine male Long-tailed Blue in my mini meadow in garden this pm for 10 mins - superb! (photo click here) Ipswich   Neil Sherman
9 Jul During a late afternoon visit to Knettishall Heath this afternoon we saw 4+ White Admirals and one Silver-washed fritillary Knettishall Heath   Andrew Harriss
9 Jul Checked out a new wood today in search of White Admiral and found 9 of them, along with 6 Purple Hairstreak, 30 Comma, 5 Red Admiral, 5 Peacock and c150 Ringlet/Meadow Brown. Near Freston   Kev Ling
9 Jul So many Silver-washed Fritillaries along public footpath through Ramsey Wood today! Best butterfly day of the year!  Ramsey Wood   Alex Rafinski
9 Jul I recorded the following butterflies at Shawlands (the Pot Kilns, Great Cornard) this morning:- Large Skipper 1, Small Skipper 20, Essex Skipper 14, Large White 10+, Small White 20+, Green-veined White 8, White-letter Hairstreak female nectaring (and another hairstreak seen briefly in flight nearby presumably the male), Common Blue male, Brown Argus 1, Small Copper 3, Gatekeeper 30, Meadow Brown 80+, Ringlet 45+.  Shawlands TL890412 Martin Peers
9 Jul Also of note, in my garden at Chilton, were second generation Brimstone, Holly Blue (both males) and Peacock. Chilton   Martin Peers
8 Jul 7 Common Blue Stutton TM145348 Mark Nowers
8 Jul 18 Red Admiral, 7 Comma, 6 Painted Lady, 60+ Gatekeeper, 20 Meadow Brown, 3 Purple Hairstreak, 21 Essex Skipper, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth  Sluice fm Kirton   Will Brame
8 Jul 457 Meadow Brown, 177 Peacock, 164 Large Skipper, 147 Gatekeeper, 129 Ringlet, 99 Small Skipper, 81 Comma, 72 Small Tortoiseshell, 72 Red Admiral, 60 Small White, 26 Large White, 19 Painted Lady, 12 Essex Skipper, 7 Small Copper, 1 Brown Argus,     . Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
8 Jul Cracking morning on the Suffolk coast for "White" butterflies- estimated 2500+ Small Whites and 1000+ Large White on Slaughden Marshes. Slaughden Marshes.   Bill Stone
8 Jul I decided to revisit Brookhill Wood on the eastern edge of Ipswich this afternoon.  I walked south along the Jubilee path which skirts the western edge of the wood.  After seeing 2 White Admirals I noticed several very fresh Peacocks.  To the right of the path is a strip of sallows and willows, after scanning the trees for 30mins or so, a large butterfly landed on top of a large sallow it was a female Purple Emperor! it soon flew off.  I continued along the path and crossed the road to view the main wood but  was not able to spot another.  Brookhill Wood TM 212443 Adrian Richards
8 Jul Suffolk Branch Moth Trapping at Pipers Vale LNR Ipswich - Macro moth highlights; Festoon, Olive, Six-belted Clearwing, (photos click here), Scalloped Shell, Leopard Moth and Cream-bordered Green Pea.  A total of 16 species of butterfly observed.  Notable highlights included; Marbled White, Purple Hairstreak and Silver-studded Blue.  Mating glow worms also present on site.  Pipers Vale   Sam Chamberlin
8 Jul Suffolk Branch Moth Trapping at Pipers Vale LNR - BC moth day walk at Piper's Vale was very pleasant and informative.  Many butterflies and moths to see.  Marbled white, brimstone, common blue, purple hairstreak, six-spot burnet, small copper, ringlet, meadow brown, comma, red admiral and gatekeeper to name a few.  Thanks to David and Julian for a great morning. Pipers Vale   Trevor Goodfellow
8 Jul Small Skipper 2, Essex Skipper 3, Large Skipper 1, Large White 6, Green-veined White 10, Purple Hairstreak, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady (pristine); Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper 20, Meadow Brown c100, Ringlet 35. Arger Fen and Spouse's Vale NR TL9335 Martin Peers
8 Jul Small Skipper, Large White 10, Small White 10, Green-veined White 3, Comma 2, Gatekeeper 15, Meadow Brown c50, Ringlet 30 Hold Farm NE reserve + adjacent area TL9234 Martin Peers
7 Jul 1 common blue alton water nr visitor centre alton water   Matt
7 Jul Nice to see several Purple Hairstreaks out this evening towards Kyson Point Kyson Point   Scott Mayson
7 Jul I spent the day at Ickworth - National Trust House nr Bury St Edmunds and walked around the park and gardens and I saw a lot of meadow brown, 1 gatekeeper, 1 large white, 1 small white, 1 tortoiseshell, 1 red admiral, 1 ringlet, 1 comma Ickworth   Karen Child
7 Jul Conservation site behind Sainsbury's, morning:- Small Skipper 1, Essex Skipper 3 (pair mating); Large Skipper 1; Large White 5; Small White; Green-veined White 2; Comma 2; Gatekeeper 5; Meadow Brown 14; Ringlet 12. Chilton TL882413 Martin Peers
7 Jul Clare CP and railway walk afternoon:- Small Skipper 2 (pair); Brimstone male; Large White 4; Small White 4; Green-veined White 2; Purple Hairstreak 1 (CP); hairstreak spp - possible White-letter Hairstreak because of elms but no oaks nearby - 1 (railway walk); Red Admiral 2; Comma 4; Speckled Wood 3; Gatekeeper 8; Meadow Brown 20; Ringlet 20+ Clare TL7745 Martin Peers
7 Jul A hot sunny day with many butterflies.  We saw Purple Hairstreak (one on the board walk and several flying round an oak tree).  There was a White Admiral on the buddleia plus on a walk we saw Small Skipper,  Large and Small White, Small Copper, Brown Argus, Red Admiral, Peacock, Comma, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Ringlet and Small Heath. Minsmere   David and Lilian Pitt
6 Jul 6 White-letter Hairstreak, 1 Purple Haistreak, 7 Gatekeeper, 17 Comma, 7 Speckled Wood, 10 Ringlet, 1 Red Admiral, 8 Small Tortoiseshells Trimley green/Millenium way   Will Brame
6 Jul Landseer Park this afternoon: 6 Marbled White, 3 Painted Lady, (photos click here) 1 Male Common Blue, many Small/Essex Skipper and numerous Meadow Brown and Ringlets. Landseer Park   Sam Chamberlin 
6 Jul Encountered and sighted today 20+ringlets, 40 meadow browns, 40 gatekeepers, 30 small skippers, 5 large Whites, 2 speckled woods, 1 male brown Argus and 1 male common blue which are the only individuals I have sighted in a while.  Private land near the Orwell country park   Daniel Cable-Davey
6 Jul 1 comma, 1 large white, 1 meadow brown Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
5 Jul Small Copper, Gatekeeper, Small Heath, Small Skipper Stu Buck   Cavenham heath
5 Jul 1 red admiral, 3 meadow brown, 1 large white, 1 gatekeeper ( 1st sighting this year ), 1 ringlet, 1 comma, 1 large skipper, 1 small skipper Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
5 Jul At 1.30pm 2 male Purple Emperors were flying around their favoured Ash just off the main ride.  At least 30 Silver Washed Fritillaries were present but only 1 White Admiral was seen all afternoon Ramsey Wood   Adrian Richards
5 Jul 3 Marbled Whites, 2 White-letter Hairstreak, 2 Gatekeeper, 1 Brown Argus, 60 Essex Skipper, 40 Meadow Brown, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 5 Large White Landseer park   Will Brame
5 Jul Gatekeepers emerged today along our track difficult to count as they rush up and down and interact with the Meadow Browns which are numerous also Ringlets.  Good year for Small Skippers masses of them. with the odd large Skipper.  Also saw one Red Admiral one Painted Lady,  Commas, Large White and one Tortoiseshell all on scabious and bramble.  Nothing on the Buddleias these days except the odd comma,  Brown Argus have emerged in the short grass field saw 5, second brood presumably as there has been a long empty gap since the first sightings in early May. Theberton   Andrew Leng
5 Jul In Wolves Wood this morning I saw a minimum of 30 Silver-washed Fritillaries, as well as 3 Purple Hairstreaks and one White Admiral.  Other species included whites, Comma, Large and Small Skipper, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown and Ringlet. Wolves Wood   Martin Peers
5 Jul Silver Washed FritillarySeen and photographed at Churchgates House, Coddenham, Coddenham, IP6 9PY John Peecock
5 Jul This afternoon I had my first sighting of the year on Martlesham Heath of Silver-studded.  Blues One male and one female.   Hopefully this is the start of a decent number.     Martlesham Heath TM2344 Gary Plank
5 Jul Bonny Wood this am produced my 1st Gatekeepers of '17, 4 Ruddy Darters, 3 White Admirals + 20+ Silver-washed Fritillaries inc 1 valezina Bonny Wood   David Walsh
5 Jul Silver Washed Fritillary : + 3 small skippers, 6 meadow browns, 2 tortoiseshells, 1 peacock, 1 comma, 2 small white, 1 large white, 1 speckled wood,   TL7034478580 Mike Casanova
4 Jul Male Brimstone passed through the veg garden. Theberton   Andrew Leng
4 Jul I would like to report my sighting of these visitors in my garden in north Ipswich today:   4 large whites, 3 small tortoiseshells, 1 red admiral, 1 painted lady, 3 meadow browns, 1 brimstone, 1 peacock, 1 ringlet and a comma. {photos click here} north Ipswich   Robert Brown
4 Jul 3 meadow brown, 1 ringlet, 1 large white, 1 speckled wood, 1 red admiral Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
3 Jul 1 large white, 1 small white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
3 Jul 30+ Silver-washed Fritillary, 3 White Admiral, 5 Purple Hairstreak, many Ringlets and Meadow Browns, 4 Large Skipper, many whites, 1 Red Admiral, 4 Comma Bonny wood   M Girling
2 Jul I was at Assington Thicks this morning and saw the following butterflies:- Large Skipper 7, Essex Skipper 1, Small Skipper 6, Large White 2, Green-veined White 4, Purple Hairstreak 3 (2 males 1 female), White Admiral 8, Red Admiral 8, Comma 4, Gatekeeper 2, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown c60, Ringlet c75. Assington Thicks TL9237 Martin Peers
2 Jul Is Chillesford Forest underwatched?  This morning was our second visit in a few weeks and was again very fruitful, the hilite being a White Admiral.  There were 30+ Red Admirals, 20+ Commas, 2 Painted Ladies, 5 Small Tortoiseshells, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Peacock, 3 Gatekeepers, 12+ Meadow Browns, 1 Large Skipper, 1 Small/Essex Skipper, several Whites and  numerous Ringlets. In addition we found one female Broad-bodied Chaser, 6 Black-tailed Skimmers, 1 Migrant Hawker, 2 Brown Hawkers plus a number of Common Damselflies.     Chillesford Forest TM3952 Jenny & Gary Plank
2 Jul Bonny wood in the morning. Lots of silver washed fritillaries and four white admirals several purple hairstreaks and lots of browns and a couple of speckled wood. Bonny wood   trevor goodfellow
2 Jul  p.m. I went to Free wood at bradfield for the first time discovered silver washed fritilliers x 10 and white admiral x 6 Free wood TL917601 trevor goodfellow
2 Jul Parked just off the St Helena Rd in the forest. Sunshine and little wind. Ringlets everywhere, plenty of Meadow Browns, a few Commas, a Speckled Wood and about 8 White Admirals near oaks and bramble (photo click here) with one pair twirling. A Skipper but not still enough to ID.   Dunwich Forest TM465713 Geraldine Smith
2 Jul 1 large white, 2 ringlet, 1 comma, 1 meadow brown Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
1 Jul 1 red admiral, 3 meadow brown, 1 large white, 1 small tortoiseshell, 1 ringlet, 1 small skipper, 1 large skipper Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
1 Jul Superb butterfly morning at Bonny Wood .Silver Washed Fritillary female form valezina was new for me  and Purple Emperor (photos click here) Bonny Wood   Paul Oldfield
1 Jul A quick visit to Assington Thicks today (1st July), grid reference TL928378 was rewarded with at least 5 White Admiral, flying with a few Comma and numerous Meadow Brown. This strikes me as a promising site. Assington Thicks TL928378 Alan Adkins
1 Jul 285 Meadow Brown,  245 Ringlet,  212 Large Skipper,  129 Small Tortoiseshell,  49 Red Admiral,  43 Comma,  21 Large White,  9 Small White,  4 Peacock,  2 Gatekeeper,  1 Green-veined White,  1 White Admiral. Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
1 Jul Large Skipper 3 (pair mating); Small Skipper 8; Essex Skipper 2; Large White 2; Green-veined White 2, Small White 2, Holly Blue fresh male, Comma 6, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Ringlet 20, Meadow Brown 30. Friar's/Peck's Meadow TL8740 Martin Peers
1 Jul Small Skipper 14, Essex Skipper 2, Green-veined White 2, Small White 6, Comma 4, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Small Heath 8, Ringlet c50, Meadow Brown c80 (some reductions in numbers caused by the ploughing up of the central area of grassland). Henney Field TL887425 Martin Peers
1 Jul First Purple Hairstreak and Gatekeepers of the year. 6 Red admiral, 6 Comma, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Skipper   Wherstead Wood     Kev Ling
1 Jul 15 Silver Washed Fritillary, 6 Purple Hairstreak, 2 White Admiral, 4 Red Admiral, 5 Comma, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Large White Wolves Wood   Kev Ling
1 Jul 3rd time lucky at Bonny Wood seeing a cracking male Purple Emperor flying around my feet! Bonny Wood   David Walsh
1 Jul Pleased to report at IP6 8AJ in my garden (Needham Market): White Admiral  Not many of the regulars though- 2 Commas, 2 Red Admirals, 1 Brimstone, 2 Large Whites, 2 Meadow Browns- regularly seen in June and so far in July. 1 Skipper July 4th. Only 1 Peacock,1 Tortoiseshell, 2 Orange Tips and 2 Holly Blues earlier this year. Hope that helps! Kind Regards Needham Market IP6 8AJ Jo Horstead
1 Jul White Admiral Westleton Walks   Jo Bourne
30 Jun 2 meadow brown, 1 large white, 1 ringlet, 1 small tortoiseshell Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
30 Jun Meadow Brown 10+, Ringlet 6, Red Admiral 1, Skippers 6 not sure which, Comma 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Purple Hairstreak 1, (photo click here) + Common Darter 2 Hazlewood Marshes   Roger & Kate Seaman
30 Jun Aborted bonny wood today as A14 closed.  Went to Norton wood and saw 46 x silver washed fritillaries, 1 x white admiral, red admiral, comma, large skipper,  Green-veined White, large white and numerous ringlet and Meadow Brown.  Purple hairstreak x 9 and one came to head height for a photo, wish I had steps. (photos click here) Norton wood   Trevor Goodfellow
30 Jun I saw the following butterflies in overcast conditions at Assington this morning:- Small Skipper 8, Essex Skipper 4, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Green-veined White 6, Large White 2, Small White 2, Gatekeeper 3, Meadow Brown c100, Ringlet c60, 1 Hairstreak spp (probably Purple Hairstreak because of proximity to oaks in hedgerow). Assington TL9338 Martin Peers
30 Jun At Thorington Street reservoir earlier, I saw 12 Small and 2 Essex Skippers, 4 Green-veined Whites, 40 Meadow Browns, 40 Ringlets, 1 Gatekeeper with other numbers similar to 23rd June (apart from Comma, down from 10 then to 5 today!) Thorington Street   Martin Peers
30 Jun Comma butterfly   NR34 8ED Glynn Buck
29 Jun Plenty of butterflies at Snape Warren NR (RSPB), Suffolk today including tSmall Copper and a fresh Brown Argus Snape Warren   Charles Cuthbert
29 Jun At Theberton Woods this morning, between 9.30 to 11.30 am, we saw at least 3 Purple Emperors including this one (photo click here) on the look-out tower.  Also 3 White Admirals, 1 Silver-washed Fritillary, Ringlets, Meadow Brown, Comma, Red Admiral, Large White, Purple Hairstreak and both Large and Small Skipper.    Theberton Woods   Margie & David Carter
28 Jun Pleased to report at IP6 8AJ in my garden (Needham Market): White Admiral    IP6 8AJ Jo Horstead
28 Jun Not the earliest but my first sighting of Grayling for the year at Upper Hollesley Common on June 28th in dull, cool and windy conditions  {photo click here} Upper Hollesley Common   Bill Plumb
28 Jun 1 comma, 1 ringlet, 1 large white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
27 Jun 1 ringlet Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
27 Jun Encountered today my first purple hairstreak butterfly of the year a male flying around an oak tree canopy as well as 30 meadow browns, 30 ringlets, 20 small skippers, 10 large skippers, 2 large whites both male and 1 male green veined white butterfly.  Private land. . near the Orwell country park   Daniel Cable-Davey
27 Jun Morning walk with Purdis volunteers.  Despite full cloud and breezy - Purple Hairstreak, Gatekeeper, Grayling, Small Copper, Comma, Small Skippers, Meadow Browns, Ringlets, Red Admiral, 30+ Silver-studded Blue.  Emperor Dragonfly, Black-tailed Skimmer, Common Blue Damsel. Purdis Heath   Helen Saunders
27 Jun Around one small patch of bramble bush blossom: Ringlet x5, Red Admiral x3, Comma x1, Small White x2, Ringlet x5, Meadow Brown x3, White Admiral x2, Silver-washed Fritillary x2, Speckled Wood x2 and Small Tortoiseshell x1 at Hall Farm, Onehouse. Northfield Wood   M Girling
27 Jun 10:00-10:30. Two male Purple Emperor around car park including one feeding on minerals on cars.  Also one male Silver-washed Fritillary, Comma, Ringlet, Meadow Brown. Theberton Woods   James & Peter Kennerley
27 Jun 14:45-16:30. 32+ Silver-washed Fritillary, 8+ White Admiral, 1 Purple Hairstreak, Red Admiral, Comma, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Speckled Wood, Large Skipper, Large White, Small White. Bonny Wood   James & Peter Kennerley
26 Jun There were two White Admirals at North Cove North Cove   Ricky Fairhead
26 Jun Clouds of butterflies today at Landseer park. 30 Marbled whites, 100 Ringlets, 400 Meadow browns, 1000+ Small skippers and 250+ Essex  Landseer park   David Dowding
26 Jun Late afternoon visit to Waldringfield, SE Suffolk produced good numbers of Purple Hairstreak in oaks around sailing huts and pub car park Waldringfield   Bill Stone
26 Jun First Grayling reported today at RSPB Minsmere RSPB Minsmere   via Bill Stone
26 Jun Butterflies in their hundreds!   234 Skippers (Large/Small/Essex), 215 Ringlet, 26 Comma, 17 Meadow Brown, 6 Red Admiral, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Large White, 1 Peacock Kiln Meadow   Kev Ling
26 Jun My parents were thrilled to see over 20 Silver-washed Fritillaries in Ramsey Woods today; Southern Hawker in Wolves Wood was my first of '17  Ramsey Woods   David Walsh
26 Jun A lovely walk along the blackbourn at sapiston looking for variable damsel which turned into a hairstreak hunt.  14 species including: white letter hairstreak x 5, purple hairstreak x 9 (photo click here) , painted lady x 1 plus red admiral, comma, large/small and essex skipper, small heath x 1, small tortoiseshell, meadow brown and ringlet, small and large white.  WLH centered around elms under high tension cables.  Perhaps these trees are favoured as the regular topping of these english elms promotes new growth at high level.  Signs of elm disease elsewhere.  Good day out but only banded damsels to see (everywhere) and zero dragonflies Sapiston   Trevor Goodfellow
26 Jun 3 meadow brown, 1 comma, 1 small tortoiseshell, 1 ringlet, 1 red admiral Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
25 Jun 1 large white, 2 meadow brown, 1 ringlet, 1 cinnabar moth ( 1st time ever ) Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
25 Jun Butterflies seen: Green-veined white (1), Small Tortoiseshell (4). Comma (3), Red admiral (1), Meadow Brown (30), Ringlet (40), Small skipper (2) Lukeswood, Elmswell TL983634 Peter & Mary Feeney
25 Jun Butterflies seen: Silver-washed fritillary (16), Speckled wood (2), Ringlet (100+), Meadow Brown (40), Red admiral (1), Large white (6) Norton Woods SSSI TL971645 Mary & Peter Feeney
25 Jun 6 ringlets seen on one wild rose bush, East Town Park (photo click here) Haverhill   Duncan FletcherBrown
25 Jun Marbled White Mildehall TL 70344 78580 Mike Casanova
24 Jun SBBC Event at Holywells Park, Ipswich was relocated to Landseer Park where grassland species were in abundance. Scores of Small and Essex Skippers, Ringlets and Meadow Browns were seen on the wonderful display of wildflowers that sympathetic management has allowed to flourish.   Also seen were a dozen or so Marbled Whites, Common Blue, a Small Tortoiseshell, Cinnabar Moth caterpillars and a Hebrew Character caterpillar on Alder Buckthorn.    Landseer Park   Peter Madison
24 Jun Carlton Marshes , 613 Meadow Brown,  336 Small Tortoiseshell, 204 Ringlet,  142 Large Skipper , 46 Comma, 36 Red Admiral,  4 Large White,  3 Small White,  1 Green-veined White     Robert Quadling
24 Jun Several silver-washed fritillaries at Bonny Wood this afternoon but no PEs Bonny Wood   Steve Babbs
24 Jun 1 meadow brown, 1 small white, 1 comma Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
23 Jun 1 meadow brown, 1 small white, 1 comma, 1 ringlet Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
23 Jun I saw the following at Thorington Street reservoir between 08:30 and 09:30: Large White 1, Small White 2, Large Skipper 2, Essex Skipper 1, Small Skipper 6+, Comma 10 (most of these appeared to have emerged recently and were inactive), Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 25, Ringlet 15. Thorington Street TM011350 Martin Pe
23 Jun A walk  from ride 44 to the most favoured area for White-letter Hairstreak from 09:40-11:45 revealed the following in warm but mostly overcast conditions: White Admiral 6, White-letter Hairstreak 1 (2 unidentified hairstreak probably this species), Comma 4, Red Admiral 6, Ringlet 50+, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 1, Small Skipper 1, Large White 1.  Some of the White Admiral were settling, but not long enough to photograph. Dunwich Forest   Sean Minns
23 Jun On Friday morning we recorded White-Letter Hairstreak, (photo click here)), White Admiral, Red Admiral, Comma, Ringlet, Meadow Brown and Large Skipper.   Dunwich Forest   Margie & David Carter
23 Jun 3 White-letter Hairstreaks with pair mating, many Ringlets, White Admiral, Large Skipper Dunwich Forest    
23 Jun Purple Emperor Bonny Wood   via Bill Stone
23 Jun 11 White-letter Hairstreaks 5 along A14 slip road and 6 in single Elm along Millenium Way not the best weather Trimley st Martin   Will Brame
23 Jun Strolling in Kiln Meadow/Spring Wood continues to bear fruit: just had my 1st ever local White Admiral! Kiln Meadow/Spring Wood   David Walsh
22 Jun 1 meadow brown, 1 small white, 1 comma Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
22 Jun Busiest night this year for my moth trap. Poplar hawk x 2, elephant hawk x 2, eyed hawk, lobster moth and orange moth to name just a few of about 60 or more species, also four new records for home (photos click here) Thurston    Trevor Goodfellow
22 Jun A morning walk in Pakenham Wood produced at least 6 Silver-washed Fritillaries, in good condition despite being 9 days since their first sighting here.  Also 3 White Admirals plus Large Skipper, Comma, Large White and good numbers of Ringlets and Meadow Browns flying during the sunny spells despite the gathering clouds and serious thunder. We escaped as the lightning and rain arrived. Pakenham Wood   Rob Parker
21 Jun Returned to the forest to see if we could find a White-letter Hairstreak on bramble and we found one!  Saw 9  White-letter Hairstreaks  in total (most high up) plus 7 White Admiral.  Also there were 20+ Red Admiral plus Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Comma, Speckled Wood, Large White plus a Silver Y Moth. Dunwich Forest   David and Lilian Pitt
21 Jun On another visit to Bradfield Woods this afternoon we saw 10+ numbers of both Silver-washed Fritillaries and White Admirals.  Also Large Whites, Meadow Browns, Commas, Speckled Woods Ringlets and a Large Skipper.   Bradfield Woods   Margie & David Carter
21 Jun Encountered today 30 ringlets including several courting pairs, 40 meadow browns, 20 small skippers, 15 large skippers, 2 red admirals, 2 commas, 2 small coppers and 1 large white. Private land . near the Orwell country park   Daniel Cable-Davey.
21 Jun Sighted on the stairs landing at home.  This Elephant Hawk Moth must be the first one I have seen since I was a boy back in the 50's/60's (photo click here) East Ipswich   Fred Hanniffy
21 Jun 1 small white, 2 comma, 1 ringlet, 1 red admiral, 1 meadow brown Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
21 Jun Speckled Wood 2, Comma 8, Red Admiral 30, Large Skipper 2, Meadow Brown 20, Ringlet 5, Small Copper 1, Small Skipper 30 Minsmere   Richard Perryman
20 Jun Silver-washed Fritillaries 7, White Admirals 12, Green-veined White 4, Large Skipper 2, Meadow Brown 50, Ringlet 3, Speckled Wood 2, Comma 5, Large White 5, Red Admiral 2  Bonny Wood   Richard Perryman
20 Jun Tea time walk produced 17 Comma, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet and a Hummingbird Hawk Moth   Kiln Meadow   Kev Ling
20 Jun My Garden: Small Skipper and Meadow Brown Chantry   Kev Ling
20 Jun White Admiral at North Cove North Cove   Jane Ferguson
20 Jun I visited North Warren RSPB Reserve 20th June at Aldeburgh and saw 1 ringlet, 1 painted lady,  a lot of red admiral , about 10 which I am not sure if they were meadow brown or small heath North Warren   Karen Child
19 Jun Small Skipper 4, Large Skipper 1, Common Blue male & female, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Meadow Brown 30, Small Heath 10 Shingle Street TM3642 Martin Peers
19 Jun Silver-studded Blue 20, Brown Argus, Common Blue male, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Comma, Meadow Brown Lower Hollesley Common TM3545 Martin Peers
19 Jun Large Skippers & 'golden-ringed' Ringlets among the many butterflies out in today's mid-summer sunshine at Theberton (photos click here) Theberton Woods   Charles Cuthbert
19 Jun One of several Commas (photo click here) of the mid-summer generation patrolling the rides at Theberton Woods Theberton Woods   Charles Cuthbert
19 Jun 5 Small Skippers, 1 Large Skipper, 30+ Meadow Brown, 10 Ringlet, 5 Speckled Wood, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Holly Blue, 1 Common Blue, 1 Essex Skipper Peewit Hill   Will Brame
19 Jun 12 White letter Hairstreaks along A14 as last year Trimley st Martin 2 Red Admirals, 4 Small Tortoiseshells, 2 Comma, 10 Meadow Brown Trimley st Martin   Will Brame
19 Jun Had superb views of the 8 White Admirals here. Also saw 1 Large Skipper, 1 Large White, 2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 6 Meadow Brown and 2 Ringlets. Very hot day. North Cove   David and Lilian Pitt
19 Jun Saw 16 White-letter Hairstreaks in total from three different locations (all very close to each other). Also saw 2 White Admiral, 3 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 5 Speckled Wood, 6 Meadow Brown, 10 Ringlet and 1 Large White. Dunwich Forest   David and Lilian Pitt
19 Jun 5 Silver Washed Fritillaries and 2 White Admirals at Ramsey Wood this morning Ramsey Wood   Mike Morley.
19 Jun This morning,  I estimated 300+ Silver Studded Blues present. 100+ on the South side of the road and 200+ on the North side. Very few other butterflies, just 2 Small Heaths and 1 Red Admiral Blaxhall Common   Bob Turner
19 Jun 1 comma, 1 red admiral, 1 holly blue, 1 small white, 1 meadow brown Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
18 Jun First sighting of the year of Silver Washed Fritillary (3) in Brimlin Wood, Chattisham on 18th June, Large numbers of Speckled wood, Ringlet and Meadow Brown. Brimlin Wood, Chattisham   Peter Woolley
18 Jun White Admiral at North Cove today North Cove   Jane Ferguson
18 Jun Saw one maleSilver-washed Fritillary this morning at Spring Wood (first record for site) Spring Wood   David Dowding
18 Jun Nice to see Silver-washed Fritillary (9) and White Admiral (6) at RSPB Wolves Wood early this afternoon Wolves Wood   Darren Underwood
18 Jun Hatfuls of White Letter Hairstreaks this morning by Rymer Point Rymer Point    
18 Jun Around 200 ringlet/meadow browns and about 200 skippers mostly small, some large and some essex.  Red admiral x 1 comma x 4 small tortoiseshell x 6.  So if you have thought ‘where have all the butterflies gone?’ maybe that’s the answer. Butterflies at every step. Five-spot burnet x 7.    belstead meadows   Trevor Goodfellow
18 Jun Silver Studded Blue butterflies from Westleton Heath (photos click here) Westleton Heath   Gavin Durrant
18 Jun 1 meadow brown, 1 painted lady 1st this year Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
17 Jun BC Suffolk Walk- Felixstowe Ferry- I led today’s walks around the Felixstowe Ferry area and was accompanied by three other BC members.  Despite the high temperatures the weather was unsettled being periods of bright sunny spells but with long lasting overcast skies and a stiff SE wind.  The morning walk explored some of the gardens around the hamlet, taking in the Millennium Green and river path up to and including the Kingsfleet River.  The most abundant butterflies by far were Meadow Browns and the golden skippers particularly Essex and Small Skipper. Other species encountered in small numbers were: Large Skipper, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Ringlet, Common Blue.  In addition to the butterfly species seen numerous dragonfly species were seen with Emperor being particularly abundant.  Other highlights of this walk included a flyover Bittern, calling Water Rail, some very handsome male Reed Buntings and numerous warblers and hirundines.  After lunch we explored the Tomline Wall which runs between the golf course sand again enjoyed good numbers of Meadow Brown and both Essex and Small Skippers.  Whilst within the wooded section at the Golf Club House end we found a few new species for the day in the form of Speckled Wood, some pristine Comma, Holly Blue and a very faded Green Hairstreak.  Returning along the seawall we came across a very faded Painted Lady and more Meadow Browns and skippers.  On reaching the cars and concluding the walk we had achieved a total of 16 butterfly species. It was very enjoyable day with some great company Felixstowe Ferry Area TM3236, 3237, 3238, 3138 Bill Stone,  Suffolk Butterfly Recorder
17 Jun 378 Meadow Brown, 282 Small Tortoiseshell, 39 Large Skipper, 26 Ringlet, 17 Red Admiral, 3 Comma, 2 Peacock, 1 Large White, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Painted Lady. lots of 5 spot Burnet Moths (photo click here) Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
17 Jun Red Admiral 1, Comma 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Small Skipper 4, Large Skipper 1, Ringlet 6, Meadow Brown 12 Wissington TL9533 Martin Peers
17 Jun First Silver-washed Fritillaries at Bonny wood this afternoon also White Admiral 2 of each.  meadow brown 100+, Ringlet 10, speckled wood 20, large skipper 3, Red admiral 2, small tort 6 Bonny Wood   Nathaniel Cant
17 Jun Hot day. Saw 7 Silver-washed Fritillaries and 2 White Admirals plus Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood and Large White. Wolves Wood   David and Lilian Pitt
17 Jun 4 Ringlets nfy, 1 Large Skipper, 8 Meadow Brown, 3 Speckled  Wood, 3 Common Blue,7 Holly Blue, 4 Small White, 2 Six spot Burnet Peewit Hill   Will Brame
17 Jun A minimum of 4 Marbled Whites this morning, Ten days earlier than last year. Landseer Park Ipswich   Mike Morley.
17 Jun 1 meadow brown Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
16 Jun White admiral x 2 (photo click here), Silver-washed Fritillary x 1, 50+ meadow browns and ringlets around wood and plenty of speckled woods, comma, small white, red admiral x 3. Bonny Wood   Trevor Goodfellow
16 Jun At the usual site in Dunwich today we had White-letter Hairstreak, White Admiral and Broad-bodied Bee Hawkmoth.  (photos click here) Dunwich Forest   Rob and Kerry Reeve
16 Jun This afternoon we found 4 Commas, 6 Red Admirals, 1 Meadow Brown, 3 Small Heath and 4 Small/Essex Skippers. Kesgrave Wood/ Martlesham Heath   Gary & Jenny Plank
16 Jun On our first visit of the season to Bradfield Woods this afternoon we found one White Admiral and one Silver-washed Fritillary, (photos click h ere). Also a single Comma and double figure numbers of both Meadow Brown and Speckled Wood. Bradfield Woods   Margie & David Carter
16 Jun Superb half hour in Dunwich Forest seeing White-letter Hairstreak, White Admiral & Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth! Dunwich Forest   David Walsh
16 Jun Silver-studded Blue (photo click here) complete with silver studs on Westleton Common this morning.  Also saw Turtle Dove purring nearby Westleton Common   David Walsh
16 Jun Purple Hairstreak near tennis courts Christchurch Park   Matt
16 Jun 1 red admiral,1 meadow brown 1st this year Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
15 Jun 1 speckled wood Clapgate Lane ipswich  IP3 0RT Karen Child
15 Jun An anti-clockwise walk around the perimeter of Upper Hollesley Common this afternoon produced 1 Speckled Wood, 2 Painted Ladies, 4 Small Heath, 4 Meadow Brown, and 12 Red Admirals.  We also found 2 male and one female Silver-studded Blues but not in the usual area adjacent to the airfield fence but just east of the Red Lodge picnic site at TM337471.  Never seen them there before.  Be aware that access to the perimeter fence has been radically altered with a new fence which we had to clamber over to get back to the picnic site. Upper Hollesley Common TM337471 Jenny & Gary Plank
15 Jun 3 Marbled Whites (photo click here) and 1 White-letter Hairstreak already out on Landseer park 12 days earlier than last year! Landseer park   David Dowding
15 Jun Holly Blue 8 ,Meadow Brown 10 ,Small Tortoiseshell 7 ,Common Blue 1 ,Larfe Skipper 4, Speckled Wood 7, Red Admiral 2, Comma 1, Small White 2 Peewit Hill   Will Brame
15 Jun Encountered today five very active meadow brown butterflies feeding from many open wildflowers, two male large skippers fighting, two small skippers feeding from field scabious, one Comma butterfly feeding from bramble flowers and one Green veined White also feeding from field scabious and creeping thistles. Private land . near the Orwell country park   Daniel Cable-Davey
15 Jun Several White-letter Hairstreak displaying near gate into Dunwich forest at 9 am today.  A family of Blue Tits was foraging in the top of the oak saplings : one of the hairstreaks (see photo click here) looks like it had a lucky escape, but flew well despite its wing damage. Dunwich forest   Patrick Frew
15 Jun White Admiral x 1 and Silver-washed Fritillary x 2, many meadow brown and speckled wood, ringlet, comma, Small Tortoiseshel, red admiral.    Bradfield Wood   Trevor Goodfellow
15 Jun painted lady, red admiral, approx. 12 silver studded blues (males) (photo click here) Purdis Heath, Ipswich   Robert Brown
15 Jun 1 red admiral, 1 comma, Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
14 Jun meadow brown, red admiral, holly blue and small tortoiseshell north west Ipswich   Robert Brown
14 Jun 2 White-letter Hairstreak, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 30 Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Comma, 4 Speckled Wood, 1 Common Blue Lower house Fm Newbourne   Will Brame
14 Jun 1 Large Skipper, 1 Red Admiral, 3 Holly Blue, 3 White-letter Hairstreak Trimley Green   Will Brame
14 Jun Today between 9.30 and 11.00 am at Wolves Wood RSPB nr Hadleigh, Suffolk, I saw the following:   5 Silver-washed Fritillaries, 26 Speckled Woods, 2 Red Admirals   (SWF photo click here) Wolves Wood   Richard Mason
14 Jun I walked the whole track length this morning: 5 Red Admiral, 6 Meadow Brown, 1 Gatekeeper, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Ringlet and a pair of Common Blue. Brockford Railway TM129659 Geraldine Smith
14 Jun Back in our garden in Framlingham Mrs Brimstone seems to be laying more eggs (TM287634) I hadn't realised this happened in summer as well as spring? Framlingham TM287634 Geraldine Smith
14 Jun Silver-washed Fritillary 3 (photo click here), Purple Hairstreak 1, Red Admiral 1, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 1 Wolves Wood   Richard Perryman
14 Jun Landguard in the morning and not much to start with.  Late morning: Essex Skipper (photo click here), Small Skipper (photo click here), meadow brown, ringlet, common blue, small tortoiseshell.  And lots of Small Heath.  Five-spot burnet and cinnabar also noted. Landguard   Trevor Goodfellow
14 Jun Pakenham wood: late afternoon visit - one Silver-washed Fritillary (photo click here) and comma Pakenham wood   Trevor Goodfellow
14 Jun We saw a White Admiral (photo click here) plus 20 Speckled Wood, 3 Red Admiral and a Common Blue in glorious sunshine.  Dunwich Forest   David and Lilian Pitt
13 Jun 1 holly blue Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
13 Jun Saw 13 Small Heaths in two separate locations plus a very worn Common Blue, 2 Meadow Brown, 2 Speckled Wood, a Small Tortoiseshell and a Painted Lady. (Visited Westleton Common again on the way home to see the many Silver-studded Blues again. While there, we heard two Nightingales and saw a Turtle Dove.) Minsmere   David and Lilian Pitt
13 Jun this morning: Common Blue 2m, 1f.; Red Admiral 1; Comma 1; Speckled Wood 2; Small Heath 9; Meadow Brown 56 Henney Field Chilton   Martin Peers
13 Jun Ringlet SWT Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
13 Jun Brimstone & Holly Blue Spring Wood   David Walsh
13 Jun Red Admiral Kiln Meadow   David Walsh
13 Jun Meadow Brown, Comma, Speckled Wood, Ringlet, Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Holly Blue & Small Tortoiseshell Belstead Brook Park    
13 Jun Explosion of Small Tortoiseshell today in my garden (10+). Also a few red admiral around Lowestoft   Richard Martin
13 Jun Encountered and sighted today my first Ringlet butterfly of the year basking in full sun on bramble leaves as well as two meadow browns, two large skippers, one small skipper and a male Brimstone butterfly. Private land near Orwell country park   Daniel Cable-Davey
13 Jun Currently in the wood on a reccy and lo, just spied  a single Silver-washed Fritillary - the earliest I've  seen here since they made a comeback (and the earliest we have on the website).  No WA as yet as the sun has vanished. Pakenham Wood   Mike Dean
13 Jun White-letter Hairstreak flying today at usual site.  Attached photo digiscoped (click here)  Also Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth feeding on Honeysuckle at same site. Dunwich forest  TM458718 Patrick Frew
12 Jun On the south side of the common there were 50++ Silver-studded Blues both male and female.  A truly glorious sight.  Also saw 5 Small Heaths on the north side of the common but no Silver-studded Blues there. (Photo click here) Westleton Common    David and Lilian Pitt
12 Jun Encountered and sighted today three large Skipper butterflies, one small skipper butterfly, two meadow Brown's,one very tatty winged small copper feeding from common storksbill flowers ,two small tortoiseshells and two red admiral butterflies  feeding from bramble flowers as well as basking in the morning sun. Private land near Orwell country park   Daniel Cable-Davey.
12 Jun Large Skipper 2 males; Common Blue male; Painted Lady 1, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Speckled Wood 10, Meadow Brown 16, Small Heath 4 (Also noted: Scarce Chaser dragonfly, male) Arger Fen/Leavenheath TL9335 Martin Peers
12 Jun Large Skipper 1, Comma 1, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 8, Meadow Brown 10 (also 1 male Scarce Chaser) Bures to Smallbridge Hall TL9233 Martin Peers
11 Jun A number of species found during the Bio Blitz;   Green Hairstreak, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Comma (inc larvae), Large Skipper, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Brimstone and whites. KIln Meadow    Kev ling
11 Jun A quick walk in SWT Blackbourn Valley reserve to check on a rare micro moth (commophila aeneana) and found four.  Also Red admiral, mating brown argus, meadow brown, large skipper. Small tortoiseshell, speckled wood.  (photos click here) Blackbourn Valley   Trevor Goodfellow
11 Jun Lots of Small Heath Butterflies despite the strong wind (photos click here) SWT Hen Reedbeds   Robert Quadling
11 Jun Single Large Skipper (photo click here). Ickworth Park TL813616 Alan Adkins
11 Jun Seen in the garden of Clapgate Lane; 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth, 1 small tortoiseshell Ipswich IP3 Karen Child
11 Jun 1st sighting this year Hummingbird Hawk Moth on verbena, 1st sighting Admiral resting on pond wall, 1st sighting EVER Elephant Hawk Moth on honeysuckle outside my back door at 10.20pm Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
10 Jun 1 Speckled Wood flying past Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
10 Jun Seen in the garden of Leggatt Drive 1 small tortoiseshell Bramford IP8 Karen Child
10 Jun SBBC Event Salcey Forest, Northants   Weather forecasts in the preceding days didn’t look encouraging but Saturday turned out fine and dry, so the meeting went ahead.  17 Wood Whites counted on the rides to the north and south of the Horsebox car park, and a limited number of other species: 10 Red Admirals, 12 Speckled Wood, a male and a female Brimstone, and a female Orange-tip.  Invited into the Ranger’s garden for a lengthy inspection of the blackthorn, which proved unsuccessful for Black Hairstreak. Salcey Forest, Northants   Peter Maddison
10 Jun Saw a good range of butterflies enjoying the woodland rides and heathland including Small Heath (many), Meadow Brown, Specked Wood (1), Comma (1), Red Admiral (1) and a single Green Hairstreak (photo click here) Knettishall Heath TL 951803 Alan Adkins
10 Jun Silver-studded Blues (photos click here) Purdis Heath   Steve Babbs
10 Jun Six-spot Burnet Moth only sene one today (photo click here) SWT Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
10 Jun 190 Small Tortoiseshell,  44 Meadow Brown, 43 Large Skipper (photos click here),  8 Red Admiral,  5 Painted Lady, 2 Peacock,  1 Large White Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
10 Jun 3 Small Heath, 1 Green Hairstreak ,5 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Holly Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Meadow Brown,2 Small White Landguard butts   Will Brame
9 Jun 20+ Red Admirals around central Ipswich today central Ipswich   Bill Stone
9 Jun This morning at Chillesford Forest we found 1 Meadow Brown (M), 5 Speckled Woods, 8 Painted Ladies, and 21 Red Admirals.  Also, 1 Broad-bodied Chaser (F), 1 Black-tailed Skimmer (M), 1 Banded Demoiselle (M),   2  Blue-tailed Damselflies and countless Small/Azure Damselflies – many mating – but too flighty to verify positive ID. Chillesford Forest TM3952 Jenny & Gary Plank
9 Jun Meadow Brown Landguard    
8 Jun 1st Comma this year sitting on verbena Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
8 Jun 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth Landguard   Will Brame
8 Jun 1 Green Hairstreak, 6 Holly Blue, 3 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Common Blue, 1 Small White, 1 Large White Peewit Hill   Will Brame
8 Jun Mostly cloudy but delighted to see 2 Speckled Wood twirling together on the edge of the copse.  Also 2 Red Admirals in the same area.  Last year this area was poor probably due to over zealous strimming, hopefully this year will be different. Brockford Railway TM129659 Geraldine Smith
6 Jun 42 Red Admirals, 1 Peacock,1 Painted Lady this morning (photos click here) Kingsfleet   Will Brame
5 Jun Hornet moth in Mildenhall Suffolk, sorry the pic isn't clearer. (photo click here) Mildenhall   Luke Stacey
5 Jun Silver-studded Blues were flying in reasonably good numbers on Westleton Heath today (photos click here), along with 2 Small Copper. Westleton Heath   Alan Adkins
4 Jun 1 holly blue Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
4 Jun Painted lady Slaughden River footpath   steve fryett
4 Jun My first large skipper and meadow brown of the year today also painted lady orange tip and speckled wood Bobby Wood   Nathaniel Cant
4 Jun One Painted Lady made a brief visit to our Bury St Edmunds garden this morning, followed by a Red Admiral.    . Bury St Edmunds   Rob Parker
4 Jun Along the River Deben at Melton this morning there were one Painted Lady, one Large White and two Red Admirals.  River Deben at Melton TM 282500 Jenny & Gary Plan
4 Jun 3 Small Heath, 1 Painted Lady, 1 Small Tortoiseshell on the heath this afternoon. Westleton Heath   David and Lilian Pitt
4 Jun Visited Blaxhall Heath this morning before the clouds built up in the hope of seeing a early Silver-Studded Blue or Two. I was not disappointed with the following observed: x31 Males and x3 Females Silver-Studded Blue. As well as these SSB's I also saw x1 Small Heath; x3 Small Coppers; x1 Red Admiral; x1 Green Hairstreak (Nice surprise) and x2 Painted Ladys Blaxhall Heath   Paul Fishe
4 Jun 2 Silver-studded Blue, 1 Painted Lady and 4 Green Hairstreaks. Purdis Heath, Ipswich   Sam Chamberlin
4 Jun 111 Painted Lady counted this morning in Felixstowe Ferry gardens mostly on valerian. Also Small Torts in off sea Felixstowe Ferry   Bill Stone
4 Jun 4 Dingy Skippers found along the Wordwell ride in King's Forest this am; Also Large Skipper 1 (my first of 2017), Meadow Brown 2 (also my first of 2017), Brimstone 2, Small Copper 4, Small Heath 7, Common Blue 25+, Brown Argus 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 3, Orange Tip 1,    12 sp of butterfly inc my first Meadow Brown & Large Skipper of '17 (photos click here)     David Walsh
4 Jun Large Skipper (2) and Meadow Brown (3) were also seen at ‘The Sink’ at Redgrave and Lopham Fen Redgrave and Lopham Fen TM044790 David Walsh
4 Jun Encountered and sighted today three Large skipper butterflies all basking in the morning sun upon bramble leaves and one male Brown Argus butterfly feeding from common storks bill flowers, a very ragged looking individual with torn wings. Private land near Orwell country park.    Daniel Cable-Davey.
4 Jun Small Tortoiseshell, Painted Lady. Small Copper   NR34 8ED Glynn Buck
4 Jun A walk around Witnesham yesterday afternoon, several butterflies about including:- Female Common Blue next to River Fynn meadows   Also numerous Speckled Wood Witnesham TM181505 Paul Gilson
4 Jun A walk around Witnesham yesterday afternoon, several butterflies about including:-  Small Heath, Meadow Brown and 2 male common blues at edge of hayfield  Also numerous Speckled Wood Witnesham TM180512 Paul Gilson
3 Jun 1 large white, 1 peacock, 1 speckled wood Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
3 Jun Just to report that a Clouded Yellow - a pale firm almost certainly 'helice' was seen avidly feeding on valerian this afternoon in our front garden -  a first in some 35 years here! (photo click here) Ixworth   Mike Dean
3 Jun Butterflies Recorded, 2 Large White, 1 Small White, 6 Peacock, 1 Common Blue, 73 Small Tortoiseshell, 24 Red Admiral, 2 Wall Brown, 9 Painted Lady, 13 Large Skipper, 12 Meadow Brown. Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
3 Jun Great to see male Silver-studded Blues on Westleton Common nr RSPB Minsmere this pm, my earliest ever. (photos click here) Westleton Common   David Walsh
3 Jun Several Painted Lady seen flying around the blossom on our Barningham garden hedge on 1st & 2nd June2 Jun Barningham TL9676 John Light
2 Jun Wall Brown x 3   Small Tortoiseshell - approx. 20 SWT Carlton Marshes   Debbie Broom
2 Jun 1 speckled wood, 1 large white, 1 brimstone, 1 holly blue Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
2 Jun Large Skipper 2, Brimstone 1, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 3 Chantry Park, Ipswich   Richard Perryman
2 Jun 3 male Silver-studded Blue seen on Ipswich site,along with egg-laying Green Hairstreak & a lovely singing Woodlark Ipswich   Matt Berry
2 Jun At home in Thurston I spotted a humming bird hawk moth (photo click here). Only yesterday I saw one at brandon along with broad bordered bee hawk.  Thurston   Trevor goodfellow
1 Jun 1 small tortoiseshell Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
1 Jun Silver-studded Blue now flying in Suffolk, first report received from Westleton area  Westleton   Bill Stone
1 Jun One of three Painted Lady butterflies on Boules Mauves in the last hour here in SE Suffolk (photo click here) Trimley St Mary   Bill Stone
1 Jun Nice morning, still hoping the Iberian Chiffchaff will reappear, but a Clouded Yellow was my first in a while (photo click here) Landguard Observatory   David Walsh
31 May Chilly morning but saw Small Heath, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral and Peacock butterflies. RSPB Minsmere   David and Lilian Pitt
31 May My first Meadow Brown of the year on the North Wall (photo click here) RSPB Minsmere   Charles Cuthbert
29 May The Buddleia alternifolia worked its magic again and was rarely without an attendant: Red Admiral, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell or Painted lady (with 3PL at one time) Something to recommend to the plantsmen at Helmingham next year perhaps (photo click here)  Theberton   Andrew Leng
29 May SBBC Event - Stand at Plant Heritage Fair, Helmingham Hall - Two butterfly walks around the grounds saw several Common Blues and a Small Copper.  The volunteers on the stand were kept busy answering questions about plants to grow, the state of butterflies and the best places to see butterflies in Suffolk (larger photo here) Helmingham Hall    
29 May 1 large white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
28 May At 3.45. pm. whilst walking along the footpath beside the Little Ouse approx. 200ft from Santon Downham bridge towards Brandon, I saw a Broad-bordered Bee Hawk nectaring on Comfrey.  I do not know who the Suffolk moth recorder is so I hope you will pass on this sighting to the person concerned. (photo click here) Santon Downham   Kevin Wilson
28 May Female Green Hairstreak egg-laying on gorse at Newbourne Springs today. (Photo click here) Newbourne Springs   Steve Aylward
28 May Encountered again today another Large Skipper butterfly resting upon a bramble leaf suning itself with its wings wide open and it was a male, and my first of the year Painted Lady butterfly as well resting in the full sun on bare ground. Private land near Orwell Country Park.   Daniel Cable-Davey
27 May First garden record of Green Hairstreak in the garden this year was May 23rd; on May 27th a pair was seen in cop.       Bill Plumb
27 May Green Hairstreaks enjoying very sunny conditions (some on Buckthorn) at Southwold this afternoon (photos click here) Southwold   Charles Cuthbert
27 May Through Westleton Heath.11 species today, several Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Heath, Small Copper, plus one each of Brimstone, Green Hairstreak, Common Blue, Speckled Wood, Small and Large White and Orange-tip Westleton Heath   Rob and Libby Johnson
27 May Recorded Butterflies,  16 Wall Browns, 1 Holly blue, 9 Common Blue, 3 Green-veined White, 3 Large White 3 Small White, 1 Large Skipper, 2 Painted Lady, 1 Comma, 10 Peacock, 38 Red Admiral. Carlton Marshes    Robert Quadling
27 May Painted Lady seen feeding on Valerian in the garden - Shotley Gate  TM2434 Ian Peters
26 May SBBC Event - Dingy Skipper Survey - Barnham Cross Common  Today’s walk focussed on the area of heathland and common grazing area either side of the A134 just south of Thetford.  This was an area where Dingy Skipper had occurred in the past but for which few recent records existed.  As four of us assembled in the car park incredibly a single Dingy Skipper was seen on the ground in front of us and then almost stood on!  It was seen briefly before flying through the tree line and out onto the heath within the grounds of RAF Barnham camp.  This is likely to be a wanderer from one of the colonies that exist within the camp grounds albeit some 250m away.  Following this exciting start, we then moved onto the eastern side of the heath close to the Little Ouse River and enjoyed sightings of dragonflies and damselflies.  Species seen included: Banded and Beautiful Demoiselle, Hairy Hawker, Broad-bodied Chaser and Blue-tailed Damselfly.  Walking back over the heath revealed numerous butterflies with Brimstone, Green-veined White, Red Admiral, Peacock, Common Blue, Small Copper and Small Heath all seen.  No Dingy Skippers were seen but we were kept busy with look-alikes in the shape of Mother Shipton and Burnet Companion moths.  Crossing back over the A134 to the main heathland and common we undertook a circular walk finding several new species for the day in the form of Holly Blue, Large White, Orange-tip, Speckled Wood and Green Hairstreak.  Unfortunately, no more Dingy Skippers were found but the single record was an important one.  Final butterfly list: Dingy Skipper, Brimstone, Large White, Green-veined White, Orange-tip, Green Hairstreak, Small Copper, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Peacock, Speckled Wood and Small Heath. Barnham Cross Common   Bill Stone,  Suffolk Butterfly Recorder
26 May A Wall butterfly (photos click here) Carlton Marshes   Mary Smith
26 May A long walk in each direction did not throw up any wall browns or anything much except on the return from the northern Martello tower at least 15 x common blues (photos click here), 1 x small copper, 2 x peacock, 2 x red admiral and a flypast of something brown.  All the female blues were different in some way, either enlarged spots, all blue, blue with full orange border or a variation on all three things.  Drinker moth caterpillar and Hairy dragonfly also noted.   Bawdsey   Trevor Goodfellow
26 May Brimstone this morning. Stoke-by-Nayland   Ed Hutchings
25 May 1 common blue ( first time ever seeing one of these ) Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
25 May Green-veined White 2, Small Copper, Common Blue 2, Painted Lady 5, Small Heath 3 North Warren   Richard Perryman
25 May Meadow Browns now on the wing Landseer Park, Ipswich    
25 May between 12.30pm to 1pm:  2 Green-veined White, 5 Large White, 1 Peacock, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Orange Tip, 2 Holly Blue. Ellough Industrial Estate Beccles TM4488  Robert Quadling
25 May Painted Lady, Small Copper Brightwell TM 24992 42807 Dave Pearsons
25 May A few more butterflies from today: Small Copper, Small Heath and Common Blues, male & female (photos click here) Sizewell   Charles Cuthbert
25 May Encountered and sighted today my first Large Skipper butterflies of the year that were actually mating at the time among elder leaves, both male and female Brimstone butterflies feeding from dandelion flowers two small copper butterflies basking in the full sun on bare ground and many mother shipton moths amongst long meadow foxtail grass near Orwell coutry park   Daniel Cable-Davey.
24 May 1 holly blue, 1 brimstone Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
24 May Encountered today my first two Small Skipper butterflies of the year in full sun basking upon bramble leaves near Orwell coutry park   Daniel Cable-Davey.
24 May SBBC Event - Dingy Skipper Survey-- Kings Forest (Archery and Wordwell)  Today’s walk explored the Archery Ranges within the central part of the eastern Kings Forest and the Wordwell area in the south.  The weather was superb, very warm with bright sunshine and a light south-westerly wind.  Our group of four walked through the archery rides and despite the recent forest operations we soon found our first Dingy Skippers.  The whole site and surrounding rides were carefully explored and by the time we finished a total of 32 Dingy Skippers had been counted.  Thankfully, the forest was quiet in respect of ongoing forestry work and so we were able to head south to explore the Wordwell Ride and areas of clear-fell nearby.  Dingy Skippers were soon located and a thorough check of the area added another 17 Dingy Skippers to the day count.  On conclusion of the walk, a total of 49 Dingy Skippers were recorded which is a superb number.  On a couple of occasions, male and female Dingy Skippers were observed in courtship flight and so were, hopefully, on the way to producing the next generation.  In addition to Dingy Skipper another 14 species of butterflies were recorded: Brimstone, Small White, Green-veined White, Orange-tip, Green Hairstreak, Small Copper, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Peacock, Speckled Wood and Small Heath).  Several day-flying moths were also enjoyed during the walk including Cinnabar, Latticed Heath, Common Heath, Mother Shipton, Burnet Companion and the migrant, Silver-Y.  In addition, to the butterflies and moths we also enjoyed some wonderful bird song and also a close-encounter with a large Grass Snake! Kings Forest (Archery and Wordwell)   Bill Stone,  Suffolk Butterfly Recorder
24 May Small Heath I think? 1 today, 4 yesterday, (photo click here) Haverhill Research Park    Duncan FletcherBrown
23 May 3 holly blue, 1 small white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
23 May Four Wall Brown seen in morning. SWT Carlton Marshes   Ed Hutchings
23 May Wall x 6, on bare footpath alongside Oulton broad (photo click here), peacock x 4, red admiral x 3, small copper x 1, large white x 1, small tortoiseshell x 1, painted lady x 1 and a few tortoiseshell caterpillars.  Scarce chaser, hairy dragonfly, common blue, large red, blue tailed and azure damsels also noted. SWT Carlton marshes   Trevor Goodfellow
23 May Saw a Painted Lady Butterfly outside Glade school. Brandon   grahamhersey
23 May Enjoyable day in Suffolk Brecks looking for Dingy Skipper.  Several private sites visited but sadly no DS.  However, 1 site had 75+ Common Blue (photo click here) Suffolk Brecks   Bill Stone,  Suffolk Butterfly Record
23 May Encountered today one Red Admiral butterfly basking amongst nettles,one Green Hairstreak butterfly as well as a pair of speckled wood butterflies flying through a woodland glade and a single small white butterfly feeding from Dog rose Flowers. Private land near Orwell coutry park   Daniel Cable-Davey.
22 May 1 male orange tip, 2 holly blue, 2 small white, 1 brimstone, 3 large white Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
22 May  This is where the next (summer) brood of Common Blue butterflies begins (photo click here).  Very good numbers (30+) of Common Blues in the dunes at Sizewell today, most favouring Oxeye Daisies Sizewell   Charles Cuthbert
22 May A couple of Painted Ladies seen whilst out surveying east Ipswich   Greenwings
22 May 2 Common Blues, 2 red Admirals, 1 Holly blue, 1 speckled wood, 2 large whites, 3 orange tips Bonds meadow lowestoft   B.O.B education
22 May 15 red admiral bramford picnic site   Matt
22 May 6 Brown Argus, 6 Common Blue, 3 Small Copper, 1 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 2 Orange Tips plus many Cinnabar Moths. LOund Lakes   David and Lilian Pitt
22 May 15 Holly Blues, 4 Speckled Wood, 5 Small White, 1 Green- veined White Peewit Hill   Will Brame
22 May SBBC Event - Dingy Skipper Survey-  The first of the planned surveys took place in bright sunshine and warm temperatures and was in complete contrast to the grim weather experienced in previous years.  Our group of nine walked Chalk Lane in the Kings Forest in an easterly direction, finding 4 Dingy Skippers, before turning north after 500m.  Here we took a northerly ride before taking another ride east.  This ride looked very promising and very soon we found a further 8 Dingy Skippers as we continued to walk east.  After approximately 1 km we took a southerly ride and re-joined Chalk Lane this time heading back in a westerly direction seeing another 4 Dingy Skippers.  As well as a final total of 16 Dingy Skippers the group also recorded another 15 species of butterflies (Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Orange-tip, Green Hairstreak, Small Copper, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Peacock, Comma, Speckled Wood and Small Heath).  The Common Blues were freshly emerged males in pristine condition and several “dog-fights” were witnessed between this species and the feisty Small Coppers and immaculate (and numerous) Small Heaths.  The Green Hairstreaks were the first of the year for many of the group and it was good to see many Orange-tips including some females egg laying on Garlic-mustard.  A few high flying Painted Lady butterflies passed through at speed, whereas, the Red Admirals were showing the nettle beds close attention although none were seen to lay eggs.  Numerous species of day-flying moths were found including the two species sometimes confused with Dingy Skippers namely, Mother Shipton and Burnet companion Chalk Lane   Bill Stone,  Suffolk Butterfly Recorder
22 May 5 Walls in the churchyard.  Very exciting to see as haven’t seen any there for a few years. (Photo click here). Also saw Comma and Red Admiral. Somerleyton Churchyard   David and Lilian Pitt
22 May 1 Wall Brown plus 6 Holly Blue. Somerleyton Station   David and Lilian Pitt
21 May 1 Small White Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
21 May With @Leostoff sighting of a Meadow Brown Butterfly we now have 15 species seen on reserve SWT Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
21 May (Saw my first Suffolk Wall browns (2) for a number of years at Carlton marshes, Suffolk this pm. Also Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Small Copper, Painted lady  Carlton marshes   Neil Sherman
21 May Painted lady on my Hebe in the garden in Haverhill today  Haverhill   Duncan FletcherBrown
21 May Small Copper and at least 3 Painted Ladies around Sea Kale flowers on the beach at Sizewell today Sizewell   Charles Cuthbert
21 May 2 Green hairstreaks Gunton Warren, Brimstone Gunton disused r'track (north end) 2 Painted ladies. Kingfisher family heard Gunton hall lake area Gunton   James Wright
21 May Wow what a transect today at North Warren. 4 Small Heath, 12 common blue, 14 green hairstreak, 14 Small coppers, 5 peacock, 2 Green Veined White, 1 small tort, 1 comma, 5 red admiral, 4 speckled wood North Warren.   B.O.B education.
20 May 1 brimstone Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
20 May Of five Small Coppers seen on a  short length of track on Upper Hollesley Common  one was of the form caeruleo-punctata. (photos click here) Upper Hollesley Common   Bill Plumb
20 May Species seen on early morning walk through park. Holly Blue x 12, Orange Tip x 3 (m&f), Red Admiral x 3, Peacock x 5, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Green Veined White, Small White. Azure Damselfly also seen. Holywells Park   Kev Ling  
20 May Lovely walk around Carlton Marshes today, saw 3 Walls, 14 Peacock & 1 Green-veined White Carlton Marshes   B.O.B education
20 May Painted Lady today at Herringfleet Smock Mill.  Also single peacock, 100's Red Admiral Caterpillars, 1 drinker moth caterpillar Herringfleet   Richard Martin
20 May One each of Green Hairstreak and Painted Lady at Gunton Warren clifftops this afternoon. Gunton Warren   James Wright
20 May 34 Peacock,  2 Large White,  34 Red Admiral,  1 Green-veined White,  1 Orange Tip,  6 Small Tortoiseshell,  2 Painted Lady,  3 Wall Browns,  1 Brimstone,  2 Small Copper. Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
20 May Well its taken me nearly 3 years and a lot of miles but I finally managed to see a Wall again in SE Suffolk- 3 males on Sudbourne Marshes. (photo click here) Sudbourne Marshes   Bill Stone
20 May First UK Painted lady for me (already seen abroad this yr) in garden.  Also Green Hairstreak, Common Blue m+f Purdis Farm   Neil Sherman
20 May 2+ Painted Lady, 2 Wall, Small Copper this morning Carlton Marshes   Andrew Easton
18 May 1 large white, 1 Holly Blue Ipswich TM184424 Karen Child
18 May My first Small White this year (photo click here), only Red Admiral and Peacock showed and Orange tips, all at home in Thurston gives me 19 species total Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
18 May Three Green Hairstreak on tall gorse alongside track near Walberswick recreation ground this morning, sunny.  Small Copper further along.  All in all a very enjoyable walk.  Walberswick   Kim Randall
18 May Green Hairstreak, 1 Common Blue, 2 Brown Argus 1, Small Copper 4, Small Heath 3, Peacock 1, Cinnabar 2 North Warren   Chris Lansdell
18 May 7 Wall Browns! (photo click here) 12 Peacocks, 1 Orange-tip, 4 Green-veined White, 2 Red Admiral & Painted Lady Carlton Marshes   B.O.B education
18 May Painted Lady (well worn) this morning Lound Lakes   Gavin Durrant
17 May First Painted Lady of the year in Chattisham. Good specimen. Chattisham IP8 3QQ Peter Woolley
17 May 1 Painted Lady, 5 Common Blue, 1 Small White, 1 Large White, 2 Holly Blue, 1 Marbled Clover Landguard   Will Brame
17 May Painted lady in garden. Halesworth    John Baker
16 May Two Painted Lady (photo click here) this afternoon.   East Lane, Bawdsey   Margie & David Carter
16 May A Painted Lady in our garden today.  We didn't see one last year and this is more than a month earlier than the first in 2015. Flowton TM 085470 Rob Clements
16 May Green Hairstreak, Peacock, Small & Green-veined White, Common Blue, Speckled Wood & Small Copper all before 8:3 Sizewell   SWT Coastal warden
16 May Our first garden Holly Blue today Kesgrave TM2345 Gary & Jenny Plank
15 May Moth trap is only just starting to show results: Poplar Hawkmoth (photo click here), Brindled Pug, Common Swift, Scalloped Hazel, Treble Lines, Muslin, Maiden's Blush, Pale Tussock and Sycamore.  Only 43 species this year so far.  Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
15 May Painted Lady Landguard   Will Brame
14 May  Painted Lady 3 Landguard   Will Brame
14 May Butterfly transect at Elveden Center Parc, Halfway round, highlights a singing Firecrest and a Painted Lady butterfly Elveden Center Parc   grahamhersey
14 May time 3.30pm to 6 pm , 3 Brimstone, 1 Red Admiral,  22 Peacock,  1 Large White,  1 Small White,  5 Holly Blue,  1 Orange Tip,  10 Small Tortoiseshell,  3 Wall Brown. Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
14 May 2 Green Hairstreaks and a slow worm today. Purdis Heath   Steve Babbs
14 May Granted access to the RAF Barnham Training Area for the annual Dingy Skipper Count, Bill & Rob had a productive visit, seeing a total of 19 Dingy Skippers, flying in 3 different tetrads.  11 species in total: Dingy Skipper, Brimstone, Orange-tip, Large White, Green-veined White, Small Copper, Holly Blue, Green Hairstreak, Peacock, Red Admiral, Small Heath, flying in the bright spells 10:45 to 13:30. RAF Barnham TL 8580, 8680 & 8579. Bill Stone, Rob Parker.
14 May 1 Common Blue, 3 Holly Blue, 3 Small Copper, 2 Large White, 2 Green veined White, 10 L r Damselfly, 1 Epichnopterix Plumella Landguard butts   Will Brame
13 May 1 Painted Lady Landguard   Matthew Deans
13 May  Recorded Butterflies ,1 Peacock,1 Red Admiral, 1 Speckled Wood. SWT Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
12 May Butterflies Recorded  between 12.30 pm to 1pm, 2 Holly Blue, 2 Orange Tip Ellough Industrial Estate Beccles   Robert Quadling
12 May Green Hairstreak, 3 Red Admiral and Comma at this evening  Thorpeness   Scott Mayson
12 May 2 Red Admiral, 1 Small Copper, 4 Green Veined White, 1 Green Hairstreak Felixstowe ferry   Will Brame
12 May Dozens of Red Admiral around the Orford and Sudbourne areas of Suffolk.  String of 18 seen to come in off the sea at Slaughden, Aldeburgh. Orford to Aldeburgh   Bill Stone
12 May Nice afternoon checking spots for Wall on Suffolk east coast.  Sadly, no sightings but my first Common Blue of the year and 11 other sp     Bill Stone
12 May 7 Green Hairstreaks, 2 Red Admirals, 3 Large White, 2 Small White, 7 Holly Blues Landguard obs   Will Brame
11 May Brimstone at Halesworth lunch time, Halesworth   Scott Mayson
11 May I witnessed another rubi pairing in our garden (photo click here) Newton   Dean Morley
11 May Orange-tip at leat 20 m and 20 f, Peacock 4, Red Admiral 1 Lackford Lakes   Richard Perryman
11 May 2 Small Heath, 2 Green-veined White, 1 Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 Small Copper, 1 female Muslin Moth (photos click here) Tiger Hill LNR Assington TL 927 357 Sam Chamberlin
10 May We had a Wall Brown Carlton Marshes   SWT Broads Warden
10 May Several fresh Small Coppers flying, along with a Brimstone and Peacock Martlesham common Nature Reserve (Tesco)   Kev Ling
10 May Red Admiral 2, Green-veined White 2, Holly Blue 1, Orange-tip 2, Peacock 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 Sluice Farm Kirton   Will Brame
10 May Orange-tip 4, Speckled Wood 6, Holly Blue 8, Green Hairstreak 4, Green-veined White 5, Large White 2, Small White 3 Peewit Hill   Will Brame
10 May Holly Blue nr Debenhams,Ipswich!!!  +2 Small White, Holly Blue & Large White in my Ipswich garden today Ipswich   Dave Pearsons
10 May Two Green Haistreaks, later to become a mating pair, seen in our garden today, in Newton, Suffolk. 1st ever in this location Newton   Dean Morley
10 May Lots of butterflies around today. 4 large white in the garden and 21 peacock & 11 Small tortoiseshells carlton marshes   B.O.B education
10 May Really pleased to see a single Green Hairstreak sunning itself on a large stand of gorse on the north side of Wortham Ling near Diss Wortham Ling   Sue Sidle
10 May Encountered today my first green hairstreak butterfly of the year basking amongst nettles, two Holly blues fighting  around brambles, two green veined whites and two brimstone butterflies flying along a mixed hedgerow. Private land near Orwell country park   Daniel Cable-Davey.
7 May SBBC Event; Butterfly Walk King's Forest - The weather turned out nicer than expected, so we (7 plus me) saw more than I had anticipated.  We saw 8 species including my first Small Heath of the year.  Everyone happy, especially with being able to watch Orange-tips courting, and then pairing in front of our eyes, and some good Green Hairstreak views at the end of the walk (which was strewn with loads of forestry STAY OUT signs due to felling work, happily not on Sundays).  We just reached the northern edge of the Archery area, which was active.  Although we did not see any Dingy Skippers in the morning, Tony Fox, with his wife Sandy went on to look for Dingy Skipper after we dispersed.  Prospects looked quite good between clouds.  Tony reported back that they saw 8 Dingy Skippers close to the archery area, and one Peacock, bringing the total for the day to 10 species. plus Small White, Green-veined White, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Small Copper KIng's Forest   Rob Parker
7 May  4 Green Hairstreak, Small Copper (first of the year), Orange Tip (m&f), Brimstone, Peacock x 10, Comma, Green Veined White Kiln Meadow/Spring Wood   Kev Ling
7 May  3 Orange Tips Haughley churchyard   Dave Pearsons
7 May  No sign of any Green Hairstreaks this afternoon but managed to record 3 Small Copper (photo click here), 2 Peacock and 4 Beautiful Yellow Underwing moths. Purdis Heath      Sam Chamberlin
7 May  1 x Brown Argus (photo click here) and 1 x azure damsel Lackford lakes Trevor Goodfellow  
7 May  1 x Dingy Skipper (photo click here) beyond archery club.  Towards Brandon side of North Stow 3 x Small Heath 2 x Speckled Wood, Peacock and Orange-tips.  Mother shipton moth also noted. North Stow    Trevor Goodfellow  
6 May Orange-Tip 5, Holly Blue 15, Green-veined White 8, Small White 6, Large White 3, Speckled  Wood 4, Green Hairstreak 1, Peacock 1 Peewit Hill   Will Brame
6 May  Butterflies recorded   50 Peacocks, 1 Orange Tip, 7 Green-veined White, 15 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Holy Blue, 2 Red Admiral Carlton Marshes     Robert Quadling 
6 May  Had a Small Copper this morning White Horse Marsh TM084334 Mark Nowers
5 May  Most of King's Forest seems to be out of bounds due to forestry work, but a short walk proved fruitful when returning to my car.  Green Hairstreak x 7, Small Copper x 2, Peacock x2, Small Heath x 1, Orange-tip x 19, Brimstone x 2. North Stow    Trevor Goodfellow  
4 May Wall Brown Butterfly SWT Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
2 May  Saw a female Brimstone laying eggs on an unfurling alder buckthorn we planted which is always rewarding.  The purging buckthorn has been in leaf  for a bit and has eggs on it.  Also Peacock, Orange Tip M& F Theberton   Andrew Leng
2 May  Encountered today three Speckled Wood butterflies two were fighting in an aerial fighting ball, two Holly Blue butterflies flying amongst brambles, three Large White butterflies all flying up a mixed hedgerow and three individual male Orange-tip butterflies feeding from dandelion flowers and flying amongst gorse and spindle bushes. Private land near Orwell country park   Daniel Cable-Davey
1 May I found a sheltered spot with broom bushes in king's forest and found at least three Green Hairstreaks (photo click here) which was my target species.  Very windy and about 12 deg C. king's forest   Trevor Goodfellow
30 Apr Between 2.54 pm-3.38 pm. at Lackford Lakes I counted 7+ male Orange-tips, 4 female Orange-tips. 3 Commas. 1 Holly Blue, 1 female Brimstone and 1 Speckled Wood. Also 3 unidentified whites. Lackford Lakes   Kevin Wilson
30 Apr Wall Brown (Photo click here) Near Iken TM4423954842 Liz Barnett
29 Apr "I visited the Kings Forest area today (29th) and was amazed at how much forestry work is being carried out throughout the eastern section (east of B106).  Forestry operations will effectively restrict access to key areas for the Dingy Skipper for the foreseeable future and anyone planning a visit to the area will need to adhere to signage in place.  That said I did find 3 Dingy Skippers in the area, my first ever April sightings in Suffolk". Kings Forest   Bill Stone Suffolk Butterfly Recorder
29 Apr Green Hairstreaks are on the wing in Spring Wood.  In time for Bank Holiday event     Kevin Ling
29 Apr 15 Small Coppers, 7 Green-veined White, 4 Orange tip, 2 Speckled Wood & 4 Peacock North Warren   B.O.B education
29 Apr 2 male Brimstones (photo click here), 4 Peacocks, 5 Holly Blue, 2 Speckled Woods, 2 male Orange Tips, 5 whites and 1 Small Tortoiseshell. Newbourne Springs   Robert Brown
29 Apr On a circular walk around Rushmere Heath, Foxhall Stadium and Purdis Heath I saw 1 Green Hairstreak, 4 speckled wood, 7 orange tip, 3 small copper, 6 peacock, 10 green veined white, 6 male brimstone, 2 holly blue, 1 small tortoiseshell and 2 comma. E Ipswich     Patrick Cook  
29 Apr 2 Peacock and 1 Green-veined White only today Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling 
29 Apr Green-veined White 2; Orange Tip 2 pairs; Brimstone; Peacock 2 Thorington Street TM0135 Martin Peers 
29 Apr Encountered today a pair of speckled wood butterflies fighting in an aerial fighting ball and one resting amongst brambles, a male Orange tip butterfly feeding from dandelion flowers and one small white butterfly flying through. Private land near the Orwell country park.    near Orwell country park    Daniel Cable-Davey
28 Apr Orange Tip male; Small Heath Brundon TL863419 Martin Peers  
28 Apr Small Heath seen at Sutton Hoo near viewing platform at 10.15 this morning close to the ground in the cold wind. Also a white. Sutton Hoo   Stella Wolfe
28 Apr  I would like to report the following sightings along the River Gipping between Needham Lake and Pipps Ford:   3 Small Tortoiseshells, 1 Peacock, 1 Speckled Wood, 5 Whites, 2 male Orange Tips. River Gipping     Robert Brown
26 Apr  Another Small Copper, this one of the 'blue-spotted' form, seen today just before a fierce hailstorm! (photos click here) Sizewell   Charles Cuthbert
25 Apr  Small Copper on Dandelion flower, Orange Tip Minsmere   Charles Cuthbert
25 Apr  3 Orange Tip, Large White (first of the year for me), Green Veined White, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue. Not bad for a day that was described as wintery on the news that morning.  Martlesham Heath (by control Tower)   Kev Ling
25 Apr 1 Green Hairstreak new for me here, 3 Holly Blue, 7 Orange-tip, 9 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Large White, 2 Small White, 3 Green-veined White (photos click here) Peewit Hill   Will Brame
23 Apr Peacock Kelsale    Charles Cuthbert
23 Apr Looking at the Sightings I noticed that no one had reported a Brimstone since 9th April.  At least  one rather nice male has been about here since then when the sun shines.  Today we had Brimstone male, Orange tip male, Peacock and Green veined white.  Also spotted an egg one one of the Buckthorn bushes yesterday. Theberton TM446 334 Andrew Leng
23 Apr Orange-tips. Finest thing about Spring Belstead Meadows   Kevin
23 Apr Male & Female Orange Tip, Small White, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock Braziers Wood Meadows   Kevin Ling
23 Apr 13 Speckled Wood, 2 Holly Blue, 2 Orange-tip, 3 Green-veined White Peewit Hill   Will Brame
22 Apr Female Orange Tip at SWT Castle Marshes   Antony Wren
22 Apr Orange-tip 3 Thornham Magna   Deborah Godwin
22 Apr An incredibly tatty small tortoiseshell & 2 small coppers this morning Shingle St   Eddie Bathgate
22 Apr 1 Green Hairstreak, 1 Small Copper, 1 Comma, 1 Peacock, 2 Holly Blue, 4 Large White, 1 Green-veined White, 1 Small White, 1 Small Tortoiseshell Landguard   Will Brame
22 Apr 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 9 Peacock, 8 Green-veined White. SWT Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
22 Apr Warm and sunny (not expected) I was in the garden as a Holly Blue flew by to settle on a blackcurrent flower.  It then flew on to feed off others, behaviour I had not seen before. Exning TL617659 Twm Wade
21 Apr Peacock being blown by the wind a very fresh Green Hairstreak sheltering from the wind in gorse (photo click here) Minsmere   Richard Perryman
20 Apr Small Copper (year first) and 4 Peacock IGC Ipswich   Neil Sherman
20 Apr Encountered today one male Orange-tip butterfly, one female Large White butterfly, one Peacock butterfly feeding from bluebell flowers and two Speckled Wood butterflies.  Private land near Orwell country park.   Daniel Cable-Davey
19 Apr Red Admiral 1, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 2, Peacock 1, Large White 4, Green-veined White 5, Small White 2 Landguard   Will Brame
19 Apr  Speckled Wood 6, Orange-tip 2, Large White 5, Comma 2, Peacock 5 The Grove   Will Brame
19 Apr 15 Speckled Wood, 1 Peacock, 1 Holly Blue, 3 Green-veined White, 3 Comma, 2 Orange-tip Peewit Hill   Will Brame
17 Apr Several Orange Tip including my first females of the year. Also a couple of Commas, Peacocks, Small White and Green-veined White Belstead Meadows   Kev Ling
17 Apr A Painted Lady and a Small Tortoiseshell in a sheltered spot at Boyton Marsh this afternoon.   Boyton Marsh   Margie & David Carter
17 Apr Green-veined White, Orange Tip, Small Tortoiseshell and Comma seen in sunny but cool conditions Freston TM1739 Ian Peters
17 Apr 7 Orange-tip (2 female), 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small White and a Small Copper!  (photos click here) Lower Ufford   Rab King
16 Apr Green-veined White; Holly Blue male; Small Tortoiseshell; Red Admiral; Speckled Wood.  Botesdale TM0575 Martin Peers 
16 Apr Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral (photo click here) Redgrave & Lopham Fen   Robert Quadling
16 Apr Two species new for year at Landguard obs 1 Large White 1 very fresh looking Red Admiral also 1 Small Tortoiseshell Landguard obs   Will Brame
16 Apr One fresh male Orange Tip, one Small Tortoiseshell one Speckled Wood and three Small Whites Fynn Valley TM2047 Jenny & Gary Plank
15 Apr Orange Tip Small White East Bergholt   Kev Ling
15 Apr 9 Green Veined Whites, 4 Comma, 13 Peacock, 10 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Speckled Wood.  Carlton Marshes Reserve   Robert Quadling
15 Apr Found some butterflies! - Several Green Veined Whites, Orange-tips, Small Whites, Speckled Woods and a single Red Admiral around Millennium Wood, Felixstowe Millennium Wood, Felixstowe   Bill Stone
15 Apr 21 Speckled Wood, 3 Orange-tip, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Large White, 3 each of Small White and Green Veined White Peewit Hill   Will Brame
14 Apr 20 Green Veined White Trimley marshes:   Paul Holmes
14 Apr My first blue of the year: male holly blue. Blundeston   Richard Martin
14 Apr Painted Lady just north of Kessingland Sluice Kessingland   Chris Lansdell
14 Apr Small Tortoiseshell (2), Orange Tip - male, Green Veined White seen early morning before the cold temperature set in. Shotley Gate TM2434 Ian Peters
14 Apr Mating Speckled Woods in the garden (photo click here) + Holly Blue and Small White      Gi Grieco
14 Apr First Small Copper (photo click here) at Lackford Lakes.  Also Peacock, Green Veined White, Orange tip. Lackford Lakes   Trevor Goodfellow
12 Apr Small White in garden this pm, first for year.  Seems low no's of whites around here (east Ipswich) at the moment E Ipswich   Neil Sherman
12 Apr  22 Speckled Wood, 2 male Orange-tip, 1 Comma 2, Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Holly Blue Peewit Hill   Will Brame
11 Apr 2 Orange Tip, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Holly Blue and a Small White in our garden Shotley Gate  TM241341 Ian Peters
11 Apr 22 Speckled Wood, 1 female Orange Tip, 2 Comma, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 2 Holly Blue, 6 Small White Peewit Hill   Will Brame
11 Apr At least 5 Peacock Hollesley RSPB   Dave Pearsons
11 Apr Small Copper Upper Hollesley Common, 1st of yr for m Upper Hollesley Common   Dave Pearsons
11 Apr I would like to report the following sightings in my Ipswich garden today:   1 female Orange Tip (photo click here), 2 male Orange Tips, 2 Whites and 1 Peacock. Ipswich   Robert Brown
9 Apr Brimstone, Orange-tip, Green-veined White, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Small Copper this morning at Icklingham Plains, Icklingham Plains   Rob Parker
9 Apr Holly Blue and Comma back home later. Making 8 species in today’s gorgeous weather. Burt St Edmnds   Rob Parker
9 Apr A two-hour walk at Sizewell Belts today, butterflies seen as follows: Brimstone 3 (photo), Orange-tip 3, Green-veined White 12+ including a pair mating (photo), Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1 (photo), Small Tortoiseshell 1, Comma 2, Peacock 4 (photos click here) Sizewell Belts   Charles Cuthbert
9 Apr 1 Green Veined White, 2 Whites, 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 male Brimstone.   Landguard Point, Felixstowe   Robert Brown
9 Apr 4 Holly Blue, 3 Peacocks, 3 male Orange-tips, 4 Whites, 1 Speckled Wood and 2 male Brimstones. Newbourne Springs, Newbourne   Robert Brown
9 Apr An hour spent in our Stowmarket garden late afternoon produced, Orange-tip, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue and a Small White.   Stowmarket   Margie & David Carter
9 Apr Male Orange-tip, Speckled Wood today bringing my garden list to 8 for 2017. Small Tortoiseshell Ipswich   Dave Pearsons
9 Apr Speckled Wood in the garden today, also Holly Blue and Orange-tip Woodbridge   Scott Mayson
9 Apr 7 Speckled Wood, 1 Comma, 2 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 5 Small White and 1 Orange-tip in Golden Wood and wildflower meadow, Shotley   Ian Peters
9 Apr First Orange-tip male of the year for me today at Shotley Gate  Shotley Gate    Ian Peters
9 Apr Orange-tip (f), Holly Blue, Speckled Wood 2 SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
9 Apr Had a walk along old railway line to East Town Park, 2xBrimstone, 2xSpeckled Wood, Orange Tip and a Peacock Haverhill   Duncan FletcherBrown
9 Apr Encountered today two fighting Speckled Wood butterflies fighting in their distinctive fighting ball and one fresh vibrant Comma butterfly. near Orwell country park   Daniel Cable-Davey
8 Apr 1 Red Admiral, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Small White and 1 Peacock Freston TM1839 Ian Peters
8 Apr A short walk in Kelsale village centre late morning today, butterflies seen as follows: Orange Tip: males (4) all very mobile; female (1), the latter egg-laying on Garlic Mustard along the Fromus river (photos click here) Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1, Brimstone 2 males, one chased off by a male Orange Tip following a short 'duel' over a patch of Forget-me-not Kelsale   Charles Cuthbert
8 Apr 16 Speckled Wood, 4 Peacock, 3 Comma, 6 Small White Peewit Hill   Will Brame
8 Apr Peacock 12, Comma 6, Brimstone 2, Orange-tip 3 (my ffy) this afternoon.  1 Light orange underwing moth seen at ground level taking in moisture from soft mud on edge of pond Wolves Wood, Hadleigh   Neil Sherman
8 Apr First ever Orange-Tip in the garden today along with Brimstone, Holly Blue, Speckled Wood & Small White Ipswich   Gi Grieco
8 Apr 157 Peacocks, 40 Small Tortoiseshells, 4 Green-Veined White,  3 Large White, 2 Holly Blue,  6 Comma. SWT Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
8 Apr In our Newton garden today I've just seen two more of my firsts for 2017: A Green-Veined White and a Comma Newton   Dean Morley
8 Apr Many sightings today,several Peacocks plus 1 Comma, 1 Orange Tip, 1 Small Copper at Hollesley Marshes and Upper Hollesley Common Hollesley   Rob Johnson
8 Apr First male Orange Tip this afternoon on the edge of Kesgrave Wood Kesgrave Wood TM2345) Gary Plank
8 Apr Brimstone 1 female; Speckled Wood 1 Sudbury TL8841 Martin Peers
7 Apr Centred on Sluice farm Kirton S Wood 1 Comma, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Small White 4, Red Admiral, 1 Peacock 5, Small Tortoiseshell 8  Kirton   Will Brame
7 Apr Peacock 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3 Assington TL9337 Martin Peers
7 Apr Peacock 2, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 6 Arger Fen TL9335 Martin Peers
7 Apr I saw my first Holly Blue Butterfly about 3pm. It flew over my garden and then came back over it 5 minutes later but was not seen again. Ipswich IP 9LB Karen Child
7 Apr Holly Blue in my garden today - my first of 2017 Lower Holbrook   Richard Stace
7 Apr One male Brimstone in Kingsland Shotley   Ian Peters
7 Apr 2 Speckled wood (ffy) and 2 Comma seen at work today, IGC, Ipswich   Neil Sherman
7 Apr Nice butterfly walk around Levington area, 15 Peacock counted including one feisty brute who tried to knock me off the boardwalk! Levington   Bill Stone
7 Apr 3 Peacock, small white & small tortoiseshell Shingle St,   Dave Pearsons
7 Apr 4 Peacock, small white, orange tip Boyton RSPB   Dave Pearsons
6 Apr Peacock 5, Brimstone 4, Orange Tip 4.  1 Light Orange-underwing day-flying moth Wolves Wood   Richard Perryman
6 Apr Encountered today for the first time this year one Male Speckled Wood butterfly, one female Large white butterfly and two male Holly blue butterflies. Private Land near the Orwell country park. near Orwell country park   Daniel Cable-Davey
6 Apr small white, 2 Holly Blue in the garden Ipswich   Dave Pearsons
6 Apr Saw my first Holly Blue in my garden today.  He was around for about 3 hours, flitting about. Palgrave, Suffolk TM1178 Cara Phillips
6 Apr Butterfly Transect, Elveden Center Parcs, Green-veined White , Holly Blue, Comma,  Peacock, Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell. Total 39 Elveden Center Parcs   Graham Hersey
6 Apr Brimstone 2, comma 1, holly blue 1, orange tip 2, small tortoiseshell 1, peacock 1 Wilford Bridge.   Simon Piotrowski
6 Apr Holly blue today and 16 peacocks, 2 commas Westleton Heath   B.O.B education
6 Apr 2 x Holly Blue & singles of Red Admiral & Brimstone around Framlingham Castle today Peacock in my garden as I type Framlingham   Eddie Bathgate
6 Apr Warm sunshine. Saw Orange Tip, Green-veined White, Brimstone, Peacock and Comma. North Cove   David and Lilian Pitt
6 Apr Female Brimstone seen alongside road by Shotley Primary school and Speckled Wood at Shotley Gate Shotley   Ian Peters
6 Apr 2 Orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Large White, 12 Speckled Wood, 4 Comma, 3 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Gren-veined White, 2 Small White Peewit Hill   Will Brame
6 Apr There was a male Holly Blue this morning. Also seen were single Comma and Peacock. Sudbury TL880413) Martin Peers
6 Apr A early large White and Holly Blue Oulton tm 523 947 Derek Marsh
6 Apr warm sunshine. 2 Small Tortoiseshells twirling upwards; One Holly Blue circled the Holly and flew on; Mr Brimstone in the lane and best of all - Mrs Brimstone repeatedly visiting the 9ft high Buckthorn bushes provided by Julian Dowding about 4 years ago. We'll be looking for caterpillars later. Framlingham TM287634 Geraldine Smith
5 Apr Green-veined White  4, Small White 3, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 Landguard   Will Brame
5 Apr Peacock 5 Felixsowe Ferry   Will Brame
5 Apr Speckled Wood 14, Comma 8, Peacock 5, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Green-veined White 5, Small White 2.  Peewit Hill   Will Brame
5 Apr First female orange tip I have seen this year and it is laying eggs on bitter cress (photo click here) Thurston.   Trevor Goodfellow
4 Apr One orange tip, male Waldringfield Heath   Christine Fisher Kay
3 Apr Orange Tip male, Speckled Wood SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
3 Apr One female Brimstone and one Peacock Kesgrave Wood TM2345 Gary Plank
3 Apr Orange Tip, Peacock and Comma RSPB Wolves Wood   Colin Hullis
3 Apr First Speckled Wood and Green-veined White plus Peacock x 4, orange tip x 1, Small Tortoiseshell, x 4, Brimstone x 1. Things could be picking up now. (photos click here) Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
3 Apr Just seen my first Orange Tip of the year, flying past our house in Newton, Suffolk Newton   Dean Morley
3 Apr I saw the following butterflies this morning:- Green-veined White; Orange Tip (2 males), Brimstone (male), Peacock. Tendring Hall Park TM0035 Martin Peers
3 Apr Orange Tip (pair); Brimstone (pair); Peacock. Thorington Street reservoir TM0135 Martin Peers
2 Apr My first Speckled Wood of the season in Frog’s Alley by St. Mary’s church, Shotley. Shotley   Ian Peters
2 Apr Walking around Kings Forest / West Stow today produced.- 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Peacock, 2 Red Admiral, 5 Orange-tip (males), 1 Blue (probably common) by the River Lark & 1 Brimstone by the Kings Forest Car Park. Kings Forest / West Stow   Simon Jeffs
2 Apr Seen at Northfield Wood     Peacock x12, Comma x1, Green-veined white (males, 1st brood) x2, Large white x1, Orange Tip (male) x1   Northfield Wood    Michael Girling
2 Apr Seen at Belstead Meadows this afternoon. 8 species and 25 examples.   1 x Orange Tip (M) - earliest recorded personal sighting 1 x Holly Blue - earliest recorded personal sighting 10 x Peacock 8 x Comma 1 x Small Tortoiseshell 1 x Brimstone 2 x White (unidentified as some distance away) 1 x Speckled Wood Belstead Meadows   Kev Ling
2 Apr First sighting of Speckled Wood butterflies in Golden Wood Lawshall on 2nd April - earliest sighting of this butterfly in our wood. Lawshall, Golden Wood   Wendy Cooper
2 Apr Large White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 Langer road/Beachstation road   Will Brame
2 Apr Brimstone male 1, Small White 1, Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell, 2, Peacock 7 Fagbury   Will Brame
2 Apr Speckled Wood 3, Green-veined White 2, Peacock 4, Comma 4, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peewit,   Will Brame
2 Apr One Holly Blue, one Comma, one Peacock and two Small Tortoiseshells in the  this morning Walled Garden, Saxmundham TM375612) enny & Gary Plank
2 Apr This afternoon one male Brimstone and three Peacocks Kesgrave Wood TM2345 Jenny & Gary Plank
2 Apr Several butterflies on the wing, 1 Large White, several each of Peacock, Comma and Small Tortoiseshell. Several bee flies about too Lowestoft   James Wright
2 Apr A Painted Lady flying near Ipswich Railway Station today was a nice surprise. Small White a first for me too! Ipswich   Bill Stone
2 Apr Saw my first Holly Blue in our garden today Newton, Suffolk   Dean Morley
2 Apr Brimstone and Orange Tip,  garden, noon Sunday Worlingham   Allan Smith
2 Apr Holly Blue x 1 (photo click here), Peacock x 1 Small Tortoiseshell, x 1 and Brimstone x 1 Pakenham water mill.   Trevor Goodfellow
1 Apr Over the last two days I have finally seen my first Brimstone male in the garden and a female (1/4/17) along with Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, and Comma.  Now watching my buckthorn for any action.    Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
1 Apr Butterflies Recorded on reserve, 48 Peacocks, 18 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Green-veined White, 6 Comma SWT Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
1 Apr First Speckled Wood butterfly at Elveden Center Parcs Elveden Center Parcs   Graham Hersey
31 Mar Just identified a Small White in garden and field next door. Not green-veined or Mrs Brimstone/Orange-tip.  Is this the first? It is presumably the same white I saw on 28th but was too far away to indentify. Framlingham TM287634 Geraldine Smith
31 Mar First Orange Tip at Elveden Center Parcs Elveden Center Parcs   Graham Hersey
31 Mar 2 Commas,3 Small Tortoiseshells , 2 Peacocks, my first Speckled Wood & Brimstone Bonds Meadow Lowestoft   B.O.B education
31 Mar Male orange tip and a peacock seen at micklemere, Pakenham Micklemere, Pakenham   Trevor Goodfellow
30 Mar On holiday from Cumbria BCT.  Warm day 20degC. At Walberswick saw a Holly Blue, a Peacock and a Tortoiseshell. Walberswick TM499747 Bun Hodgson
30 Mar On holiday from Cumbria BCT.  Warm day 20degC. At Blythburgh Church saw another blue  but couldn’t see clear enough to say which type and a Large White. Blythburgh Church TM450753 Bun Hodgson
30 Mar Seen today at Lackford, 1x Orange Tip, 4 x Brimstone, 1 x Peacock SWT Lackford Lake   Duncan Fletcher Brown
30 Mar Brimstone in our garden this afternoon Melton   rob and libby johnson
30 Mar Brimstone, Comma, Orange tip, Peacock in Garden Theberton TM446 334 Andrew Leng
30 Mar 2 male Brimstone, 1 Comma, 1 Peacock Rushmere Heath   Patrick Cook
30 Mar 1 male Brimstone, 2 Peacock, 1 Comma Foxhall Stadium Woods   Patrick Cook
30 Mar 2 male Brimstone, 2 Peacock, 3 Comma Nuffield Hospital Woods   Patrick Cook
30 Mar 1 Comma Purdis Farm Lane   Patrick Cook
30 Mar 4 Peacock, 2 Small Tortoiseshells courting and a Willow Warbler. Thanks Purdis Heath   Patrick Cook
30 Mar Butterflies recorded between 12.45 pm to 1 pm, 5 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell and between 3 pm to 3 .15 pm,   5 Peacock . Beccles, Ellough Industral Estate   Robert Quadling
30 Mar Holly Blue in the garden this pm along with Comma and Green-veined White.    TM4359 8936 Gavin Durrant
30 Mar What an incredible day for late March!  4 Brimstone (2 well separated pairs); Peacock; Comma. CAVENHAM HEATH NNR TL750725 Martin Peers
30 Mar 7 Brimstone (4 males); 2 Peacocks; Comma. LACKFORD LAKES TL8070 Martin Peers
30 Mar Small White, male ORANGE TIP, male Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma. SUDBURY GARDEN TL882414 Martin Peers
30 Mar Seen at Purdis Heath Bucklesham Road Ipswich Suffolk - 1 peacock butterfly 1 Brimstone butterfly Purdis Heath   Karen Child
30 Mar Encountered today 1 male Brimstone butterfly, 2 peacocks,2 red admirals and 1 small tortoiseshell butterflies. Private land near the Orwell country park. near Orwell country park   Daniel Cable-Davey
30 Mar Ten !! Small Tortoiseshell & one Peacock buterflies seen on walk this morningat Bull Lane Brantham Brantham TM122345 to TM132330  
30 Mar Saw a splendid Peacock butterfly in our back garden this morning, feeding on aubrietia flowers.  A Great Tit landed nearby, collecting nest-building material, saw the Peacock, and very nearly had it for breakfast.  How the butterfly escaped I do not know.   TM 304 348. Peter and Chris Hayes
29 Mar Peacock 5, Comma 4, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Green-veined White 2 (males, 1st brood, white wings no spots) Northfield Wood, Onehouse, Stowmarket   Michael Girling
29 Mar Brimstone, Comma, Orange tip in garden  Theberton TM 446 334 Andrew Leng
29 Mar Seen at Santon Downham Suffolk along the river near the white bridge - 1 peacock butterfly 1 brimstone butterfly Santon Downham   Karen Child
29 Mar A few butterflies out at Westleton, Suffolk this afternoon, Red Admiral (1), Comma (2) & Peacock (2) Westleton   Charles Cuthbert
29 Mar First male Small White of 2017 Pakefield TM 53451 90303 Antony Wren
28 Mar More Suffolk 2017 butterfly species- Large White reported yesterday from Needham Market Needham Market   Bill Stone
28 Mar Four Commas seen fighting and resting The Dales LNR, Ipswich   Colin Hullis
28 Mar Saw two female Brimstones in Landseer Park today when checking out an area for a new wildflower strip. Landseer Park   David Dowding
28 Mar In the garden today - a Comma in good condition on heather, first of the year. 3 Tortoiseshells, a male Brimstone, 2 Peacocks.  Something white fluttering too far away to identify, more likely a White than a female Brimstone as it went towards the oil seed rape in field next door, unless it is too early for whites?.      Framlingham TM 287634 Geraldine Smith
28 Mar Once the fog had cleared, 3 Peacock, 7 Small Tortoiseshell and 3 Comma seen on walk around Golden Wood and wildflower meadow and along Church Walk,  Shotley   Ian Peters
28 Mar The butterfly transect season starts with Week One on 1st April, but early walks are accepted too.  So on 28th March, at 15C and with 100% sun, I did a preliminary walk at my Spring Lane (Bury St Edmunds) site in Week zero, and was rewarded with 3 Small Tortoiseshells, One Brimstone and one Comma. Bury St Edmunds   Rob Parker
27 Mar Brimstone butterfly spotted  in Fairfield Road Ipswich Suffolk Ipswich   Karen Child
27 Mar 1 Small Tortoiseshell Loompit Lake   Will Brame
27 Mar 1 Peacock Upper Hollesley Common   Will Brame
27 Mar The following were on a circular route around Rushmere Common, Foxhall Stadium and Purdis Farm Lane. 19 Comma, 2 male Brimstone, 3 Peacocks and 1 Small Tortoiseshell Purdis Farm   Patrick
26 Mar Speckled wood, trapped in summerhouse Halesworth TM3843377945 John Baker
26 Mar 6 Comma, 12 Peacock, 43 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Red Admiral SWT Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
26 Mar Comma this afternoon  (photo click here) Woodbridge   Scott Mayson
26 Mar Saw a Speckled Wood in woodland about midday Dunwich, Greyfriars Wood   Robert and libby Johnson
25 Mar First Small Copper of the Suffolk year reliably reported on 25th March from Mildenhall Mildenhall    
25 Mar Brimstone, Comma and grass snake Wolves Wood.   Steve Babbs
25 Mar Grass snake, Peacocks, Commas and Small Tortoiseshell Alton Water   Steve Babbs
25 Mar 2 Peacocks butterflies seen today, Carlton Marshes and garden. Small Tortoiseshell (photos click here) Carlton Marshes   Peter Ransome
25 Mar 4+ Commas and several Brimstone Brandon Country Park   Graham Hersey
25 Mar Spotted two Peacocks in flight this afternoon, much to my delight. ( let's hope we see lots more)   IP31 2FD Tracie Beattie
25 Mar 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 9 Comma Peewit Hill   Will Brame
25 Mar 1 Peacock, 1 Small Tortoiseshell Felixstowe Ferry   Will Brame
25 Mar 6 Comma in the woods Foxhall Stadium   Patrick
25 Mar 1 Red Admiral Rushmere Common   Patrick
25 Mar 1 Small Tortoiseshell along Purdis Farm Lane Purdis Farm Lane   Patrick
25 Mar Two Small Tortoiseshells Hemley TM2941 Jenny & Gary Plank
25 Mar Two Peacocks and a fine male Brimstone Kirton Creek TM 2941 Jenny & Gary Plank
25 Mar 1 male Brimstone at 11 35 am on wing Braziers Wood   Peter Compton
25 Mar 1 male and one female Brimstone on wing at 12.09pm today many others Comma , Peacock and 1 White Alnesbourne Priory   Peter Compton
25 Mar My son has just seen and photographed (photo click here) a Small Tortoiseshell in feeding on rosemary flowers Felixstowe, Hamilton Gardens TM30508 34490) Peter Paul Hayes
24 Mar Comma butterfly Ipswich   Karen Child
19 Mar A Red Admiral and a Comma together in a sheltered spot at Bawdsey picnic site.     Bawdsey   Margie & David Carter
16 Mar Peacock, Tuddenham St Martin IP6 9BH Peter Hodge
16 Mar Encountered only one male Brimstone butterfly, two Comma butterflies that were both basking in the warm sunshine and a courting pair of Small Tortoiseshells. Private land near the Orwell country park. nearOrwell country park   Daniel Cable-Davey
16 Mar Saw Comma, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock on walk around Shotley Gate Shotley Gate   Ian Peters
16 Mar 3 Small tortoiseshells 4 Commas 2 Peacock Peewit Hill   Will Brame
16 Mar Beautiful at Carlton Marshes  total of 41 butterflies spotted. 23 small tortoiseshells 16 peacocks 2 comma  Carlton Marshes   B.O.B education
16 Mar Brimstone - Oulton Broad, Comma - Tom Crisp Way, Peacock - Whitton Road, Small Tortoiseshell - Saltwater Way Lowestoft   Antony Wren
16 Mar .My daughter spotted a small blue butterfly, Holly Blue, on her school field today flying around the hedges.(may be the earliest Suffolk sighting see the Suffolk Butterflies page here)     B.O.B education
16 Mar In warm midday sunshine, along only about 30 metres of hedgerow with Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera) in full flower here in Kelsale I counted the following: Small Tortoiseshell 2, Comma 3, Peacock 4 (+ another in my garden).  These figures suggest a huge emergence of butterflies in the last few days of warm weather, and the importance of nectar sources like Prunus - my local bushes were also swarming with honey bees and bumblebees too! Kelsale   Charles Cuthbert
16 Mar I would like to report the sightings of 2 Brimstones, 3 Peacocks and 3 Small Tortoiseshells along the River Gipping at Needham Market Needham Market   Robert Brown
16 Mar 2 Brimstone, 2 Comma, 3 Peacock, 15 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Red Admiral Lound Lakes   Gavin Durrant
16 Mar Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma and Red Admiral all seen so far Sizewell Estate   SWT Coastal warden
16 Mar PEACOCK Sudbury 8841  Martin Peers
15 Mar Brimstone , Small Tortoiseshell Tuddenham St Martin IP6 9BH Peter Hodge
15 Mar Brimstone 4 males, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell 2 Sudbury 8741 & 8841 Martin Peers
15 Mar Nacton Road entrance Track by wooden seating area through trees leading to ponds  4 Comma 1 Peacock Holywells Park TM 17808 43535 Fred Hanniffy
15 Mar I managed to see my first Small Tortoiseshell and first Peacock of the year. Newton, Suffolk   Dean Morley
15 Mar 2 Comma, 4 Peacock and a Red admiral IGC, Purdis farm, Suffolk   Neil Sherman
15 Mar Male Orange-Tip (may be the earliest Suffolk sighting see the Suffolk Butterflies page here) Lowestoft   James Wright
15 Mar My 1st sightings of 2017. 2 Brimstone and a Small Tortoiseshell at Martlesham Heath near Tesco this lunchtime. Martlesham Heath   Kevin
15 Mar Another Spring day at Elveden CP, highlights 4 adders plus a common Lizard, Woodlark Singing, several Commas, Brimstone,Small Tortoiseshell , Red Admiral Elveden CP   graham HerseyG
15 Mar Small Tortoiseshell , Shingle St nr last white house Shingle Street   Dave Pearsons
15 Mar Might as well join in Brimstone, Hollesley villiage Hollesley   Dave Pearsons
15 Mar A good day for butterflies here in Kelsale with very warm conditions at midday.  In a short walk around the village centre (Main Road/Bridge Street/Dennys Lane) looking mainly at Cherry Plum in full flower I saw the following: Brimstone: 2 males highly mobile Small Tortoiseshell: 1 feeding on Cherry Plum flowers Comma: 3, all feeding on Cherry Plum Peacock: 2 (one on Cherry Plum, one in the churchyard (photo click here), Green-veined White: 1, flew past me fairly quickly, no chance for a great view but from my impression of a 'small white' with greyish underwing I am confident of this species. Kelsale   Charles Cuthbert
15 Mar Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell Shingle St.   Margie & David Carter
15 Mar A Small Tortoiseshell  this morning Boyton Marshes RSPB   Margie & David Carter
15 Mar A Red Admiral and a Peacock in our Ipswich garden this morning, the Peacock was feeding on Perennial Wallflower Ipswich TM157463 Paul Gilson  
15 Mar Ellough Industral Estate,  1 Male Brimstone at 10.05am , 1 Peacock at 12.40pm ,1 Small Tortoiseshell at 3.10pm Beccles TM 4488 Robert Quadling
15 Mar Plenty of Butterflies along Breydon N.Wall today, 15+ Sml.Tort., 3 Peacock, 1 Comma, 1 Brimstone Breydon   Tommy Corcoran
15 Mar Small tortoishell and peacock butterfly at Hoseasons building garden area Gunton   James Wright
15 Mar 1 peacock and 3 small tortoiseshell Bawdsey Hall   Simon Piotrowski
15 Mar Comma and Brimstone on st marys path. Trafalgar close Ipswich   Simon Piotrowski
15 Mar Another brimstone opposite all saints church hall Woodbridge Rd Ipswich   Simon Piotrowski
15 Mar 2 small tortoiseshell and a brimstone Pakefield beach   Antony Wren
15 Mar First sighting in my garden this year of a butterfly, a brimstone Haverhill   Duncan FletcherBrown
15 Mar 6 Comma's 1 Peacock 2 Small Tortoiseshell's Peewit Hill   Will Brame
15 Mar A single Small Tortoiseshell this morning flying around the railway tracks Brockford. TM129659 Geraldine Smith
15 Mar A lunchtime -  2 Tortoiseshells on the heather and a male Brimstone skirting the Buckthorns.    Framlingham TM 287634 Geraldine Smith
15 Mar Comma x 10 settling or feeding on litter (plenty of that) (photo click here), Peacock x 1, Red Admiral x 1 and Brimstone male x 4. Mundford Road. Brandon   Trevor Goodfellow
15 Mar Three Brimstones in the garden today Pin Mill IP9 1JL Lesley McDonald
15 Mar Encountered today five individual Brimstone butterflies,two Comma butterflies which are my first of the year,a mating pair of Peacock butterflies and a courting pair of Small Tortoiseshell butterflies. Private land near Orwell country park Ipswich. Near Orwell Country Park   Daniel Cable- Davey
15 Mar 2 Brimstones and 1 Red Admiral in flight Sapiston ( Heath Lane)   Tracie Beattie
14 Mar Spotted 1 Brimstone and 1 Peacock in my garden   IP31 2FD Tracie Beattie
14 Mar 4+ Small Tortoiseshells there today SWT Carlton Marshes   Jeremy Halls
14 Mar One Peacock butterfly flying near the scrapes at RSPB Minsmere this morning RSPB Minsmere   Charles Cuthbert
14 Mar 4 species of butterfly enjoyed in Ipswich today - Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell (lots), Peacock & Comma Ipswich   Matt Berry
13 Mar COMMA 3, Thorington Street TM0035 Martin Peers
13 Mar Comma seen today at IGC Suffolk, plus Bombus terrestris and pratorum. Ipswich Golf Club   Neil Sherman
13 Mar I saw my first Small Tortoiseshell today at Levington, plus my first bumble bee Levington,   Patrick
13 Mar I would like to let you know that I have seen my first Comma butterflies of 2017 today.  One was on Landseer Road Ipswich sitting on a white flowering shrub by the road side and one was in a garden in Fairfield Road ipswich. Hope this information is helpful. Ipswich   Karen Child
13 Mar I saw a comma - the first of the year Hoxne   Joan Retallack
13 Mar Small Tortoiseshell 3 and  Comma 2 in my Lowestoft garden today Lowestoft   Bill Whybrow
13 Mar One Small Tortoiseshell in the sun this afternoon Kesgrave/Dobbs Wood TM2345 Gary Plank
13 Mar Nice to start my 2017 Suffolk butterfly year. at last. Two Commas in the garden! One favouring the sun lit shed.  Trimley   Bill Stone
13 Mar Red Admiral, Comma and Peacock butterflies today Elveden Center Parcs   Graham Hersey
13 Mar Encountered two beautiful Brimstone butterflies and one Peacock butterfly flying in the warm noon sunshine on private land near the Orwell country park. near Orwell country park   Daniel Cable-Davey
13 Mar 1 Comma, 3 Small Tortoiseshells Landguard   Will Brame
13 Mar 8 Small Tortoiseshells, 3 Peacocks, 5 Commas (photos click here) Peewit Hill   Will Brame
13 Mar Entrance to Bixley Heath, Bucklesham Road, Ipswich 5 Comma; 4 more Comma, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock further down path around stream. Bixley Heath TM 19964 42 Fred Hanniffy
13 Mar The most promising spring day yet.  At 13C in the shade and 20C in the sun.  At noon, my first garden butterflies of the year: One Comma, and 2 minutes later a male Brimstone that made a fleeting pass at our Buckthorn.  . . Bury St Edmunds TL8464 Rob Parker
13 Mar Comma 2 SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
12 Mar In my garden a Peacock flew over head! Ipswich   Robert Brown
11 Mar A Small Tortoiseshell at midday Bawdsey Quay picnic site   Margie & David Carter
11 Mar First recorded butterfly for 2017, Peacock only see the one (photo click here) SWT Carlton Marshes TM 508920 Robert Quadling
10 Mar 2 Commas   TL989637, Peter Rutt
10 Mar My first butterfly of the year today, a Small Tortoiseshell Framlingham Castle Mere   Eddie Bathgate
10 Mar   Comma (Polygonia c-album), Suffolk Third site species recorded so far this year along with Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock. (photo click here) Eden-Rose Coppice, Sudbury   Sam Chamberlin
10 Mar  Comma 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2 Peewit Hill   Will Brame
10 Mar  Small tortoiseshell here in Ipswich today. Ipswich   Neil Sherman
9 Mar Red Admiral Tuddenham St Martin IP6 9BH Peter Hodge
9 Mar BRIMSTONE male Newton Road Sudbury 8841 Martin Peers
9 Mar Brimstone 20+ near Mayday Farm, Brandon; also 3 Commas and two Red Admirals Brandon   Bill Plumb
9 Mar Male Brimstone butterfly Ipswich   Neil Sherman
9 Mar Along the river Gipping at Needham Market I saw : one male Brimstone, one Peacock and three Small Tortoiseshells.  Needham Market   Robert Brown
9 Mar Having got excited about a Peacock yesterday I met some close neighbours all in the same tetrad in Framlingham last night. So there were three sightings of a male Brimstone on 9th March just not in my own garden. Maybe he will appear today and notice the Buckthorn bushes now 6ft tall  Framlingham  TM 287634  Geraldine Smith
9 Mar  First Brimstone inspecting the polyanthus in large glasshouse at midday  Walled Garden (photo click here) Saxmundham     Jim Mountain
9 Mar Saw my first Small Tortoiseshell today at work along with Comma and Brimstone  (photos click here)     Gi Grieco
9 Mar Nice bright yellow Brimstone in the Lattice Ave garden today, 1st of the year Ipswich   Dave Pearsons
9 Mar My 1st butterfly of the year: Brimstone outside Oulton Community Centre Lowestoft   Richard Martin
9 Mar One male Brimstone Carlton marshes   Gavin Durrant
9 Mar Three male Brimstones at Cavenham Heath this morning in sheltered areas away from the brisk wind.   Cavenham Heath   Margie & David Carter
9 Mar 1 Small Tortoiseshell Landguard butts   Will Brame
9 Mar Just seen my first butterflies of 2017; two male Brimstones Newton, Suffolk   Dean Morley
9 Mar At last - a Peacock flying in my garden in the sun this afternoon. Nice specimen not all bedraggled as so often usual for first sightings. There don't appear to be any other sightings yet from Framlingham this year?    Framlingham   Geraldine Smith
9 Mar 1 x Red Admiral, 1 x Peacock, 2 x Comma, 5 x Brimstone males. (Photos click here) Santon Downham.   Trevor Goodfellow
9 Mar Saw a Comma in my garden to day at 11.50 am Nightingale Road Ipswich   Peter Compton
7 Mar My first recorded Butterfly of 2017, at 12.40 pm today 1 Small Tortoiseshell only Ellough Industral Estate Beccles   Robert Quadling
7 Mar 1 Red Admiral Levington Creek   Will Brame
7 Mar Encountered a Red Admiral butterfly and my first of the year Small Tortoiseshell butterfly on private land near the Orwell country park. near the Orwell Country Park   Daniel Cable-Davey
28 Feb Not the first of the year for Ipswich I see, but maybe earliest record so far for ?? In the sun on pile of recently sawn logs by wilderness pond. photo click here Christchurch Park, Ipswich   Denise Johnson
24 Feb Cold here in Suffolk, 9C, but still saw a Peacock, presumably blown out of hibernation by Doris Barnham   Paul Harrison
22 Feb Peacock blown across the garden in the wind.  Not sunny so probably disturbed. SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
20 Feb Brimstone Felixtowe golf club TM 3237 Chris Springthorpe
20 Feb Red Admiral Bury St Edmunds TL8464 Rob Parker
20 Feb Red Admiral basking on leaf litter in the afternoon Kesgrave Wood TM2345 Jenny Plank
20 Feb Saw first Brimstone on allotments Pinmill   Keith Cooper
20 Feb Saw 2 Small Tortoiseshell around the Sizewell Estate Sizewell   SWT Coastal warden
20 Feb Wife has just seen her first butterfly of the year in Somerleyton: Brimstone Somerleyton   Richard Martin
20 Feb One of the pleasures of railway travel - sightings of Brimstones today at Needham Market, Elmswell,Thurston and just before Kennet. Needham Market   Stella Wolfe
20 Feb My first Brimstone of the year was seen at Gt Dingle between Dunwich and Walberswick this morning. All the best. Gt Dingle   Mike Morley
20 Feb Male Brimstone zipped through the garden this morning in breezy Suffolk, too fast for a photo Barnham TL8779 Paul Harrison
20 Feb My first Small Tortoiseshell of 2017 seen near Ixworth Ixworth   Trevor Goodfellow
20 Feb 1 Brimstone on the wing this morning Denston Hall Gardens   Mark Ferris
20 Feb Encountered two Brimstone butterflies and one Red Admiral butterfly flying on private land near the Orwell country park Orwell country park   Daniel Cable-Davey
20 Feb Saw a beautiful male Brimstone in my garden at 12 20 am today.  I am so happy. Nightingale Road Ipswich   P Compton
20 Feb Comma sunning itself on south facing fence SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
20 Feb A quick sighting for you. Male Brimstone fluttering around ivy in the sunshine in our Ipswich garden. Ipswich   Julian Dowding
17 Feb 2 Small Tortoiseshell butterflies seen this morning at Carlton marshes in the sunshine Carlton marshes   Gavin Durrant
17 Feb Saw two Red Admirals today plus Small Tortoiseshell Barnham TL8779 Paul Harrison
17 Feb Peacock midday Hollesley marshes   Bill Plumb
16 Feb Red Admiral basking in the weak Suffolk sunshine (photo click here) Barnham Suffolk TL8779 160217 Paul Harrison
14 Feb Red Admiral flying in Hamilton Gardens, Felixstowe Felixstowe TM 3051 3449 Christopher Hayes
14 Feb Red admiral seen Northfield Wood, Onehouse   M Girling
13 Feb 1st butterfly for the year out in the sunshine today in  - a Peacock. Bombus terrestris too. Ipswich, Suffolk   Neil Sherman
2 Feb Red Admiral - basking on the sandy bund of a freshly created scrape Purdis Heath   Helen Saunders
24 Jan Peacock flying at mid-day (reported to me by another visitor) Lackford Lakes   Richard Perryman
10 Jan Red Admiral flying yesterday near Euston Hall Euston Hall   Will Brame
8 Jan Red Admiral in my garden in Kedington, Haverhill (photo click here) Haverhill   Mark O'Gallagher
1 Jan Small Tortoiseshell found indoors released into cover (so not a true outdoor sighting) Felixstowe   Bill Stone

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Photographs from 2017 Sightings  (all pictures are the copyright of their owners)

Red Admiral 8 Jan - photo Mark O'Gallagher

Red Admiral 16 Feb - photo Paul Harrison

Comma - photo Denise Johnson

Comma - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Brimstone - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Brimstone - photo Jim Mountain 

Small Tortoiseshell - photo Gi Grieco

Comma - photo Gi Grieco

Comma - photo Sam Chamberlin

Peacock - photo Robert Quadling

Comma - photo Will Brame

Small Tortoiseshell - photo Will Brame

Comma - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Peacock - photo Charles Cuthbert

Small Tortoiseshell- photo Peter Paul Hayes

Small Tortoiseshell - photo Peter Ransome

Peacock - photo Peter Ransome

Comma - photo Scott Mayson

Holly Blue - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Speckled Wood - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Green-veined White - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Female Orange Tip - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Female Orange Tip - photo Charles Cuthbert

Female Orange Tip - photo Charles Cuthbert

Brimstone - photo Charles Cuthbert

Green-veined Whites - photo Charles Cuthbert

Speckled Wood - photo Charles Cuthbert

Orange-tip - photo Robert Brown

Small Copper - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Speckled Woods - photo Gi Grieco

Holly Blue - photo Rab King

Speckled Wood - photo Rab King

Small Copper - photo Rab King

Red Admiral - photo Robert Quadling

Green Hairstreak - photo Richard Perryman

Green Hairstreak - photo Will Brame

Orange-tip - photo Will Brame

Small Copper - photo Charles Cuthbert

Small Copper - photo Charles Cuthbert

Brimstone- photo Robert Brown

Wall Brown  photo Liz Barnett

Green Hairstreak - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Small Heath - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Green Hairstreak - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Dingy Skipper - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Small Copper - photo Sam Chamberlin

Brown Argus - photo   Trevor Goodfellow

Small Copper - photo Sam Chamberlin

Small Heath- photo Sam Chamberlin

Green Hairstreaks - photo Dean Morley

Poplar Hawkmoth - photo   Trevor Goodfellow

Painted Lady - photo David Carter

Wall Brown - photo B.O.B. Education

Small White - photo   Trevor Goodfellow

Wall Brown - photo Bill Stone

Wall Brown - photo David Pitt

Common Blues - photo Charles Cuthbert

Common Blues - photo Charles Cuthbert

Common Blues - photo Bill Stone

Wall Brown - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Small Heath- photo Charles Cuthbert

Common Blue male - photo Charles Cuthbert

Common Blue female- photo Charles Cuthbert

Small Copper - photo Charles Cuthbert
Small Heath - photo Duncan Fletcher Brown

Common Blue - photo   Trevor Goodfellow

Common Blue - photo   Trevor Goodfellow

Green Hairstreak - photo Charles Cuthbert

Green Hairstreak - photo Charles Cuthbert

Green Hairstreak egg laying - photo Steve Aylward

Small Copper caeruleo-punctata - photo Bill Plumb

Small Copper caeruleo-punctata - photo Bill Plumb

Wall - photo Mary Smith

Wall - photo Mary Smith

Event at Helmingham Hall

Buddleia alternifolia  photo   Trevor Goodfellow

Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth - photo   Kevin Wilson

Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth - photo   Kevin Wilson

Meadow Brown - photo Charles Cuthbert

Clouded Yellow - photo David Walsh

Paimted Lady - photo Bill Stone

Hummingbird Hawkmoth - photo   Trevor Goodfellow

Silver-studded Blue - photo David Walsh

Silver-studded Blue - photo David Walsh

Clouded Yellow var. helice - photo Mike Dean

Wordwell Ride - photo David Walsh

Dingy Skipper - photo David Walsh

Painted Lady - photo Will Brame

Painted Lady - photo Will Brame

Silver-studded Blue - photo Alan Adkins

Silver-studded Blue - photo Alan Adkins

Silver-studded Blue - photo Alan Adkins

Silver-studded Blue - photo Alan Adkins

Hornet Moth - photo Luke Stacey

Large Skipper - photo Robert Quadling

Large Skipper - photo Robert Quadling

Six-spot Burnet Moth - photo Robert Quadling

Silver-studded Blue - photo Steve Babbs

Silver-studded Blue - photo Steve Babbs

Green Hairstreak - photo Alan Adkins

Large Skipper - photo Alan Adkins

commophila aeneana - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Small Heath - photo Robert Quadling

Small Heath - photo Robert Quadling

Meadow Brown - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Silver-studded Blue - photo David Pitt

White-letter Hairstreak - photo Patrick Frew

White Admiral -  photo David Pitt

Essex Skipper - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Richard Perryman

Small Skipper - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Richard Mason

White-letter Hairstreak - photo Patrick Frew

White-letter Hairstreak - photo Patrick Frew

Marbled White - photo David Dowding

Silver-studded Blue -  photo Robert Brown

Silver-studded Blue - photo David Walsh

Silver-wahed Fritillary - photo David Carter

White Admiraly - photo David Carter

White=letter Hairstreak - photo Kerry Reeve

Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth = photo Kerry Reeve

White Admiral - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Five-spot Burnet - photo Robert Quadling

Silver-studded Blue - photo Gavin Durrant

Silver-studded Blue - photo Gavin Durrant

Comma - photo Charles Cuthbert

Large Skipper - photo Charles Cuthbert

Ringlet - photo Charles Cuthbert

Elephant Hawkmoth - photo Fred Hannify

LObster Moth - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Orange Moth - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Elephant & Poplar Hawkmoths - photo Trevor Goodfellow

White-letter Hairstreak - photo David Carter

Ringlet - photo Duncan Fletcher Brown

Purple Hairstreak - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Purple Emperor - photo David Carter

Purple Hairstreak - photo Roger Seaman

Purple Hairstreak - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Silver-washed FRitillary - photo Paul Oldfield

Purple Emperor - photo Paul Oldfield

Purple Emperor - photo Paul Oldfield

Silver-washed FRitillary valezina - photo Paul Oldfield

White Admiral - photo Geraldine Smith

Grayling-- photo Bill Plumb

Brimstone - photo Robert Brown

Peacock - photo Robert Brown

Painted Lady - photo Sam Chamberlin

Marbled White - photo Sam Chamberlin

Festoon - photo Sam Chamberlin

Olive - photo Sam Chamberlin

Six-belted Clearwing - photo Sam Chamberlin

Long-tailed Blue - photo Neil Sherman

Grayling - photo Charles Cuthbert

Small Copper - photo Charles Cuthbert

Small Copper - photo Daniel Ratcliffe

Grayling - photo Daniel Ratcliffe

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Common Blue - photo Charles Cuthbert

Common Blue - photo Charles Cuthbert

Common Blue - photo Charles Cuthbert

Clouded Yellow -  photo Roger Seaman

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo John Lucas

Painted Lady - photo Bill Plumb

Small Copper - photo Ed Hutchings

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Russell Edwards

Mating Wall Browns - photo Robert Quadling

Wall Brown -  photo Robert Quadling

Wall Brown -  photo Robert Quadling

Grayling - photo Sam Chamberlin

Grayling - photo Mark Brown

Small Copper - photo Steve Aylward

Wall Brown -  photo Robert Quadling

Clouded Yellow - photo Steve Babbs

Painted Lady - photo Steve Babbs

Brown Hairstreak - photo Steve Babbs

Brown Hairstreak - photo Steve Babbs

Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Robert Quadling

Hummingbird Hawkmoth larve - photo Mark Brown

Wall Brown female -  photo Robert Quadling

Wall Brown male -  photo Robert Quadling

Large White caterpillars - photo Andrew Leng

Brown Hairstreak - photo Simon Patient

Brown Hairstreak - photo Simon Patient

Brown Hairstreak - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Brimstone - photo Andrew Leng

Small Tortoiseshell - photo Gi Grieco

Brown Hairstreak - photo Bill Plumb

Church door -  photo Charles Cuthbert

Small Tortoiseshell hibernating 1 Sep - photo Charles Cuthbert

Peacock hibernating 1 Sep - photo Charles Cuthbert

Brown Hairstreak - photo Matthew Garnham

Brown Hairstreak egg - photo Matthew Garnham

Common Blue - photo Adrian Fennell

Grayling - photo Adrian Fennell

Clouded Yellow - photo David Carter

Large White - photo David Carter

Common Blues - photo Trevor Goodfellow

Wall Brown - photo Stu Buck

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