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Sightings of Butterflies in Suffolk - 2019

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

Send Sightings by email to (please make sure you enter a subject) and they will appear below within a few days.
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Please include the date, how many of each butterfly species seen, location with an ordnance survey grid reference if possible, and your name (if you want to).
If you would like to contribute to the annual survey please read the notes on the Recording page.

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


Regular recorders are urged to use this sightings page to inform others of interesting sightings, but please do continue to send all your records to the county recorder 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
         
April SS ES LS DS SWT CY B LW SW GVW OT GH PH WLH BH SC SSB BA CB HB CHB LTB WA RA PL ST P C SWF LT PE CMB SPW WB GR GK MB R SH MW- Total species seen 14       (📷 photo click here)   
         
24 Apr Another lovely warm, sunny morning. We found Green Hairstreak (1), Holly Blue (2), Green Veined White (1), and Peacock (2) butterflies. The nightingale was singing and we also found a Beautiful Yellow Underwing moth! Westleton Common   David and Lilian Pitt
24 Apr Brimstone, Orange Tip 3, Green-veined White 4, Small White 2, Peacock 4. Lakenheath TL6885 Martin Peers
24 Apr Orange Tip 10, Green-veined White 10, Small White 6, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 8. Lakenheath TL7186 Martin Peers
23 Apr Large Tortoiseshell, Lamberts Lane, Iken Afternoon of April 23rd. Battling with Peacocks on track down to Cowton  (📷 photo click here) Iken   Jonathan Forsyth
22 Apr My walk was so different that I thought I would share the experience.  I have not counted so many Holly Blues in one walk since I started recording butterflies.  Butterflies seen - (in order of appearance) Speckled Wood, Orange-tip, Brimstone, Holly Blue (📷 photo click here), Peacock, Small White.  I counted 50 Holly Blues during my walk, not seen so many for years. Exning Byway24 TL605665 Twm Wade
22 Apr Male orange-tip (Alton Hall Lane) & green hairstreaks where seen in 2017 (Rabbets Wood)  (📷 photos click here Alton Hall Lane   t Mark Brewster
22 Apr 2 (Male) Brimstone + 1 (Male) Orange Tip  TM 46475 90579;  2 (Male) Brimstone + 2 Green Veined White + 1 Peacock  TM 46517 90726;  2 (Male) Orange Tip  TM 46550 90854;  2 (Female) Orange Tip  TM 46552 90847;  3 Peacock  TM 46588 90970;  1 Peacock  TM 46604 91036.      (Cove Dam Footpath) SWT North Cove   Robert Quadling
22 Apr 6 (Female) + 5 (Male) Orange Tip, 4 Small White, 15 Peacock, 7 Speckled Wood, 1 Holy Blue, 4 Comma. SWT Oulton Marshes TM 510935 Robert Quadling
22 Apr 2 Speckled Wood, 11 Peacock,  1 Comma,  1 Green Veined White,  1 (Male) + 1 (Female) Brimstone,  5 ( Male) + 1 (Female) Orange Tip SWT North Cove TM 471905 Robert Quadling
22 Apr 2 Peacock, 2 Small White,  2 Comma,  7 Speckled Wood,  1 Large White,  2 Green Veined White, SWT  Lound Lakes TG 511007 Robert Quadling
22 Apr 3 Speckled Wood, 1 Peacock. SWT  Gunton Meadow TM 539961 Robert Quadling
22 Apr 9 Orange Tips, 2 Small White, 2 Peacock, Speckled Wood & 1st Small Copper of year.  All along Fynn Valley from Playford village hall  and about 1 mile west. Playford TM214477 t Dave Pearsons
22 Apr Brimstone f 1, Large White m 1, Holly Blue SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
22 Apr Brimstone f 1, Large White m 1, Orange-tip m 10 f 1, Peacock 4, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 5, Orange Underwing 1 RSPB Wolves Wood   Richard Perryman
22 Apr The next generation. Orange Tip eggs have been laid on the garlic mustard in my garden.  My first ever sighting of a Small Copper in April (and in my garden too) and another ab. caeruleopunctata .  Also three Holly Blues in the garden together (another record) and Orange Tips ovipositing.  Proof that you only need a small garden to succeed  (📷 photos click here SW Ipswich   t Kevin Ling
22 Apr Rendlesham Forest close to Sutton Hoo; 12 Peacock 2 Orange Tip Rendlesham Forest IP12 3DJ Melvyn Eke
22 Apr Homefields sports ground; 2 Brimstone 3 Orange tip 4 Peacock Boxford CO10 5PB Melvyn Eke
22 Apr 2 Speckled Wood, 5 Green Veined Whites dancing in a patch of sunlight reflected by ivy, with a Peacock in attendance Somerleyton TM4796/TM4797 Sue Cox
21 Apr I saw a Green Hairstreak at Suffolk WT Lackford Lakes on Sunday April 21 at ~12:40 about 300 metres from the Visitor Centre near where the Green Trail and Blue Trail meet SWTLackford Lakes   Andrew Guest, member of Sussex Branch of Butterfly Conservation.
21 Apr 4 Speckled Wood, 1 Comma, 2 orange Tip, 1 Holly Blue Somerleyton TM4796/TM4797 Sue Cox
21 Apr Belstead Road garden; 4 Speckled Wood , Holly Blue , Orange Tip S Ipswich IP2 9AX Melvyn Eke
21 Apr At Shingle Street today we had our first Small Copper of the year  (📷 photo click here).  With blue spots on the hindwings this is a nice example of ab. caeruleopunctata Shingle Street   t David Carter
21 Apr 20+ green hairstreak, speckled wood, small copper, Green Veined White , orange tip, brimstone, peacock.    Chalk lane north stow   Trevor Goodfellow
21 Apr Lowestoft North Denes  2 Small White TM 55317 94324 and 2 Small White TM 55444 94156,  Lowestoft Cliff North Denes 2 Small White + 1 Peacock TM 55233 94865,  Lowestoft Cliff North Denes 1 Small Tortoiseshell+ 4 Small White+ 1 Peacock TM 55110 94956.  Lowestoft Cliff North Denes 1 Peacock + 2 Green Veined White TM 55022 95145.  Lowestoft Cliff North Denes 1 Small White + 1 Peacock TM 55034 95202.  SWT Gunton Warren 4 Small Copper TM 54831 95988 + 1 (Male) Brimstone TM 54998 95511.  Lowestoft Corton Woods 12 Speckled Wood, 1 Peacock, 4 (Male) Brimstone TM 5496.        Lowestoft   Robert Quadling
21 Apr Today we had 2 x male Orange Tip and 1 Holly Blue.  Yesterday a male Orange Tip emerged from the chrysalis on Honesty from our garden. The caterpillar pupated to chrysalis on the 17th June 2018.  (📷 photo click here Wickham Market   Kerry Reeve
21 Apr Along the north bank of the Deben between Methersgate Quay & Stonner Pt. today - 5 Orange-tip, 6 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 9 Peacock, 3 Green-veined White, 2 Holly Blue, 1 un-ID cabbage R Deben   t Eddie Bathgate
20 Apr 2 orange Tip, 4 Speckled Wood, 6 Peacock, 2 Comma, 3 Brimstone m, 2 Holly Blue.  This year I am seeing Speckled Woods in my garden and on the local tracks and footpaths at these grid refs, rather than as in previous years further off on the Angles Way and wet woodland tracks in TM4996/TM5095 Somerleyton TM4796/TM4797 Sue Cox
20 Apr Courting Peacocks today, over 100 counted in Kirton this afternoon on farmland and tracks  (📷 photo click here Kirton   t Bill Stone
20 Apr 2 Orange Tip, Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, 4 Peacock, Green Veined White Pin Mill Wood TM215376 t Kevin Ling
20 Apr The Green Hairstreaks (📷 photo click here) are out at my favoured ride next to Spring Wood.  Earliest sighting there for me.  Also 4 Orange Tip (m), Brimstone, Peacock & Speckled Wood Kiln Meadow TM143415 t Kevin Ling
20 Apr Large White 1, Small White 4, Peacock 131, Small Tortoiseshell 10, Brimstone 2 ( 1 Male + 1 Female), Green-veined White 4, Comma 5, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 2 (📷 photo click here) , Holy Blue 2, Orange Tip 9 ( 4 Male + 5 Female) SWT Carlton Marshes TM 508920 Robert Quadling
20 Apr Green Hairstreaks have returned to Alton Hall Lane  (📷 photo click here Stutton   Tony and Sandy
20 Apr This morning 1 Green Hairstreak (📷 photo click here), 5 Small White, 1 Comma, 1 Peacock Landguard   t Will Brame
19 Apr Several butterflies on the wing Peacock 7, Small Copper 2 (📷 photo click here), Orange Tip 2, Speckled Wood 1 RSPB Minsmere   t Gi Grieco
19 Apr The bright sunshine today tempted out the following butterflies: Hyland (our garden): Holly Blue, Small Tortoiseshell;   TL8841 Martin Peers
19 Apr -- Green-veined White (2); Orange Tip; Peacock; Speckled Wood (2); Shawlands, Gt Cornard TL8841 Martin Peers
19 Apr -- Green-veined White 4; Orange Tip 4; Brimstone 2; Peacock 10 Assington Thicks TL9237 Martin Peers
19 Apr 15 Peacocks ,2 Brimstones, 3 Orange Tips 1, Large White and 3 Speckled Woods on western side of Stack Wood Polstead Heath Stack Wood Polstead Heath TL995407 Jon King
19 Apr Delighted to see 3 Small Coppers together on the grass/bluebells on the slope below Tranmer House today. The new River Walk also produced sightings of a Peacock and a Speckled Wood Sutton Hoo TM285492 Geraldine Smith
19 Apr Later in the garden was a male Brimstone, a Holly Blue, a pair of Orange Tip and a Large White plus a Peacock over the hedge in the lane Framlingham TM287634 Geraldine Smith
19 Apr 4 Peacock , 4 Speckled Wood, 2 Green veined White Holbrook Park Wood TM154380 t Kevin Ling
19 Apr 4 Orange Tip (m), Brimstone & Speckled Wood Alton Water TM145375 t Kevin Ling
19 Apr Brimstone male and Peacock. Stutton TM153347 t Mark Nowers
19 Apr 2 speckled wood,  1 holly blue, 1 male brimstone; tayfen meadows Bury St Edmunds   t Barry Woodhouse
19 Apr First Small Copper seen at Center Parcs Elveden Center Parcs Elveden   t Graham Hersey
19 Apr 2 male Brimstone, 3 Orange Tip, 10 Speckled Wood, 11 Small White, 3 Large White, 2 Comma Peewit Hill   t Will Brame
19 Apr Lots of butterflies around Corton today. Holly blue, brimstone, speckled Wood. Comma, small tortoiseshell, peacock and large white Corton   t Craig Shaw
19 Apr Holly Blue, Large White SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
19 Apr A stunningly co-operative Green Hairstreak on the edge of Kiln Meadow in Belstead Brook Park.  (📷 photo click here) . 12 days earlier than my first one last year Kiln Meadow   t David Walsh
19 Apr 3 Speckled Wood, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Peacock, 1 Orange Tip, 3 Holly Blue, 1 Brimstone (male) Somerleyton TM4796/TM4797 Sue Cox
18 Apr FIRST HOLLY BLUE Somerleyton TM4796/TM4797 Sue Cox
18 Apr Peacock 20+, Brimstone, Speckled Wood 2 RSPB Minsmere   Pippa Hall
18 Apr First butterfly transact at Center Parcs Elveden today. 50 Butterflies seen of 7 species Brimstone 11, Orange-tip 13, Green-veined White, Holly Blue, Peacock 12, Comma 2, Speckled Wood 10 Center Parcs Elveden   Graham Hersey
18 Apr Lots of Orange Tip, Small White and an unidentified blue   TM511961 t Richard Martin
18 Apr First Orange tip sightings of the year today (All Male) . 1 at Burgh Church and Burgh Church TM224518 t Kevin Ling
18 Apr  1 Orange tip Helmingham and Helmingham TM1919579 t Kevin Ling
18 Apr 4 Orange tips at Holywells Park . Also at Holywells were 7 Brimstones, 2 Speckeled Wood & 2 Peacock Holywells Park TM174435 t Kevin Ling
18 Apr 2 Holly Blue, Speckled Wood, Small white, fem Brimstone & 2 Peacock   TM 1944 t Dave Pearsons
18 Apr Hour or so recording in & around Northfield Wood this afternoon. Most prolific were the orange-tips (10 or more); peacocks about too & pleased to get a photo of our second holly blue seen today  (📷 photos click here)    Northfield Wood   t Mark Brewster
18 Apr 1 Speckled Wood 2 Peacock. Tomline wall   t Will Brame
18 Apr 1 Brimstone male, 1 Orange Tip, 2 Peacocks, 3 Speckled Wood, 1 Large White The Grove   t Will Brame
18 Apr 1 Green Hairstreak nfy, 8 Speckled Wood, 2 Large White, 5 Small White, 1 Green-veined White, 5 Peacocks Peewit Hill   t Will Brame
18 Apr Good day for insects today in warm sunshine. Butterflies:  Green-veined White, Orange tip, Brimstone, Speckled wood, Peacock, Comma.  Adela cuprella moths flying over Sallow flowers. Also first Large red damselfy Purdis Heath Golf   t Neil Sherman
17 Apr Brimstone, 2 Peacock Pipps Ford, Needham Market   t Dave Pearsons
17 Apr A walk yesterday produced 2 male Brimstones, 2 male Orange Tips and numerous Peacocks.   PLAYFORD/LITTLE BEALINGS   Jenny Plank
17 Apr Myself and David Dowding saw a green hairstreak at Pipers Vale (on the Anglian Water Jetty)   (📷 photo click here) Pipers Val   Sarah Kilshaw
17 Apr Peacock 15+, Comma, Brimstone 4, Green-veined White Alton Water   Richard Perryman
17 Apr I have peacock, comma, orange-tip and holly blue out in the garden today.  Mid Suffolk IP30 t Peter Rutt
17 Apr  lunchtime 9 Peacock, 7 Speckled Wood, 5 Small White, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma, 1 Green veined White Peewit Hill   t Will Brame
17 Apr holly blue, 20 peacocks, 2 commas, speckled wood  hemley church   t Matt
17 Apr A short visit to Felixstowe Ferry today produced 9 Peacock 1 Small White Felixstowe Ferry   t Will Brame
17 Apr 1 Orange Tip (📷 photo click here) , 4 Green-veined White, 1 Small White, 1 Peacock Landguard   t Will Brame
16 Apr FIRST SPECKLED WOOD Somerleyton TM4796/TM4797 Sue Cox
16 Apr At last, a bit more warm sunshine and some spring butterflies today including this Orange Tip  (📷 photo click here)  and several Peacocks on the wing RSPB Minsmere plus RSPB Minsmere   t Charles Cuthbert
16 Apr  a Small White at Westleton Westleton   t Charles Cuthbert
15 Apr On 15 April, two Green Hairstreak by Lakenheath perimeter fence at Maidscross Reserve Lakenheath   James Fowler
14 Apr One small tortoiseshell at Gunton burial field was the only butterfly seen Gunton   t James Wright
13 Apr FIRST GREEN VEINED WHITE Somerleyton TM4796/TM4797 Sue Cox
13 Apr 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Peacock SWT Carlton Marshes TM 508920 Robert Quadling
11 Apr I saw the following in Icklingham today: Green-veined White, Comma, Peacock, Speckled Wood [all singles]. Icklingham TL7672 Martin Peers
10 Apr At Brundon (Sudbury) this morning in bright sunshine out of the wind: Green-veined White (1), Small Tortoiseshell (1), Peacock (1) Brundon TL8642 Martin Peers
10 Apr On a sunny but chilly walk round Cavenham Heath, there were more Speckled Woods and Holly Blues than I remember from previous years. plus a lone Small Copper.  I thought I saw at least two Painted Ladies flying rapidly at a distance, but a closer inspection revealed them to be male Emperor moths.  Near the car park at the Tuddenham end were two fully grown impressive Fox moth caterpillars sunning on bare earth. Cavenham Heath   Mervyn Crawford
8 Apr Small Tortoiseshell & Speckled Wood seen by my wife today (📷 photo click here)    Holywells Park TM173433) t Kevin Ling
8 Apr My contribution today is 2 Green-veined White , Brimstone, Comma and Peacock Martlesham Heath TM240460 t Kevin Ling
8 Apr Morning sunshine, warm enough for a Comma butterfly in the garden today, basking on my blue bench, then a white stone, and nectaring on the bright blue flowers of Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) Kelsale   t Charles Cuthbert
8 Apr Good variety of butterflies out today in North Suffolk. Orange-tip, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, (📷 photos click here)   Also Small & Green-veined White and Brimstone. North Suffolk   t Mr H
8 Apr 1st Minsmere butterfly transect of the year produced 21 Peacocks, 4 Speckled Woods, 3 Commas, 2 Small Tortoiseshell & single Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small White and Large White. RSPB Minsmere   t Derek Eaton
8 Apr Large white hunter road bury st Edmunds   t barry woodhouse
8 Apr 2 peacock shingle street   t barry woodhouse
8 Apr Warm day – 5 x orange tip, 3 x peacock, 1 x green veined white, 1 x holly blue, 10+ brimstone(📷 photos click here)    King’s forest west stow.   Trevor Goodfellow
8 Apr 1 male brimstone in my garden this morning, nightingale road Ipswich pswich   Peter Compon
5 Apr Peacock from Alton Water, Stutton yesterday (📷 photo click here), one of three seen. Also, Comma, Green-veined White and Small White Alton Water, Stutton   t Bill Stone
5 Apr (📷 photos click here)  of well camouflaged Orange tips overnighting on Magnolia and Tulip flowers     Theberton   Andrew Leng
5 Apr Peacock 2 Westleton Heath TM4670 Richard Perryman
1 Apr Peacock on rapeseed  (📷 photo click here)    Onehouse   t Mark Brewster
1 Apr First Speckled Wood of the year seen today at Police HQ- Martlesham   t Kevin Ling
1 Apr We had our first sighting of a Holly Blue this year and  two Commas in the garden. NE Ipswich   Pippa Hall
1 Apr Peacock hunter road bury st Edmunds Bury St Edmunds   t Barry Woodhouse
         
March SS ES LS DS SWT CY B LW SW GVW OT GH PH WLH BH SC SSB BA CB HB CHB LTB WA RA PL ST P C SWF LT PE CMB SPW WB GR GK MB R SH MW- Total species seen 12      
31 Mar Small Tortoiseshell spring lane bury st Edmunds bury st Edmunds   t barry woodhouse
30 Mar 1x Red Admiral, 3x Peacocks, 1x Brimstone   TM511961 t Richard Martin
30 Mar At Center Parcs Elveden today, I counted 4 Orange Tips, 3 Peacock, 1 comma,1 red Admiral and 8 plus Brimstone. Elveden Center Parcs   t Graham Hersey
30 Mar  2 courting Peacock butterflies observed. (📷 photo click here)    Holywells Park   Sam Chamberlin - Ipswich Borough Council Ranger
30 Mar On a walk around the footpaths of SWT Carlton Marshes i counted 43 Peacock    16 Small Tortoiseshell SWT Carlton Marshes TM 508920 Robert Quadling
30 Mar Peacock 2, Small White SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
30 Mar Short circular walk from Bourne Park via Bobbits Lane & Brakey Wood  produced a nice haul for a March day. 19 x Peacock, 8 x Comma, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Green Veined White Bobbits Lane TM153415 t Kevin Ling
30 Mar My first Speckled Wood (📷 photo click here) of the year this morning along Hubbards Loke, Gunton. At least 6 Peacock butterfly around Gunton Warren, proving to be a good day for them with approaching 20 seen in total between leaving the house and getting back. Gunton   t James Wright
30 Mar Peacock 10, Comma 1, Orange Tip (female) 1, Brimstone 1, Light Orange Underwing 1 RSPB Wolves Wood   t Mark Nowers
30 Mar Large White river lark Fornham All Saints Fornham All Saint   t barry woodhouse
30 Mar 2 male orange tip public footpath next to UPS depot Fornham road bury st Edmunds Bury st Edmunds   t barry woodhouse
30 Mar Brimstone 2 at Darsham along A12, Peacock 6 minimum around Blythburgh, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at Blythburgh, Comma 1 at Blythburgh - all seen in around 3 hours walk Blythburgh   Charles Cuthbert
29 Mar Brimstone 1 at Kelsale, Small White 1 at Kelsale, Orange Tip 1 male at Kelsale - all in my garden early/mid morning Best wishes, Kelsale   Charles Cuthbert
29 Mar 70+ Brimstones & 5 Peacocks & 1 Small Tortoiseshell Santon Downham   t Peter Ransome
29 Mar Pleased to see a few more butterflies out in the spring sunshine yesterday including several Peacocks and my first Small Tortoiseshell of the year resting/basking/seeking mineral salts (?) on the inter-tidal mud at Blythburgh  (📷 photos click here Blythburgh   t Charles Cuthbert
29 Mar Speckled Wood Barnham   John Law
29 Mar Northfield Wood’s not quite a riot of colour just yet, more a contained affray perhaps. Brimstones wouldn’t settle, but the bee fly (on wood anemone), peacocks & commas were more obliging  (📷 photos click here Northfield Wood   t Mark Brewster
29 Mar Peacock 3 Minsmere sluice   Richard Perryman
29 Mar Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock Kesgrave   t Dave Pearsons
29 Mar 3 Peacock, 1 Comma Rushmere Heath TM1944 t Dave Pearsons
29 Mar Comma in garden Ipswich   t Dave Pearsons
29 Mar Several butterflies in the garden today: Red Admiral, Painted Lady,   Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, mostly chased away by an aggressive Peacock! Ipswich   t Mr H
29 Mar On a sunlit walk from Hemley around Kirton Creek this morning we saw at least 20 Peacocks and two Commas.   Hemley/Kirton Creek TM2941 Jenny & Gary Plank
29 Mar I saw my first Orange Tip today in Palgrave near Diss. Palgrave   Cara Phillips
29 Mar 2 Peacocks on wallflowers   TM511961 t Richard Martin
29 Mar 3 male brimsones cavenham heath this morning cavenham heath   t barry woodhouse
29 Mar This morning's 14C and blue sky brought me my first butterfly sightings of 2019. One male Brimstone made 3 passes through my Bury St Edmunds garden, followed by a White (Small?) and an immaculate Small Tortoiseshell which settled. Bury St Edmunds   Rob Parker
29 Mar In Nowton Park this afternoon, we saw 3 Peacocks (2 taking nectar at prunus blossom and one sitting on the ground) At last, the season is underway!    Bury St Edmunds   Rob Parker
29 Mar A warm sunny day and our first garden butterflies of the year at Flowton : Orange Tip, Peacock, Brimstone (M and F) and Comma. Flowton TM085470 Rob Clements
29 Mar Morning walk in king's forest west stow, I hoped to see first holly blue. I was not disappointed, one male spotted. Also 4 x comma, 20+ brimstone (1 x female), 1 x small tortoiseshell. (📷 photo click here) king's forest west stow   Trevor Goodfellow
29 Mar 2 Brimstones (male) and later, a Comma chasing a Brimstone (male) Somerleyton TM4796/TM4797 Sue Cox
28 Mar One Peacock this afternoon Newbourne TM262425 Gary Plank
28 Mar Peacock Tattingstone TM1363937084 t Mark Nowers
28 Mar Comma Tattingstone TM1365237038 t Mark Nowers
28 Mar Had a single green veined white in our Barnby (between Beccles and Lowestoft) garden today at 13.00. My first of the year. Barnby   Peter Norfolk
26 Mar FIRST SMALL TORTOISESHELL Somerleyton TM4796/TM4797 Sue Cox
26 Mar Comma, Peacock Kyson Point   Richard Perryman
26 Mar One of three Peacock butterflies sheltering from the wind  (📷 photo click here) RSPB Hollesley Marshes   t David Carter
24 Mar 2 Commas 1 Peacock Somerleyton TM4796/TM4797 Sue Cox
24 Mar Brimstone in back garden Belstead Road Ipswich IP2 9AX Melvyn Eke
24 Mar Mostly Brimstone, fair few of Comma, a few Peacocks and one male Orange-tip.  WCBS square TL8381 is still available for anyone with time to carry out two walks in JUly and August - details on the home page Thetford (west)  TL8381 Twm Wade
24 Mar 1 Comma, 2 Small Tortoiseshell Levington Marina   t Will Brame
24 Mar 1 Peacock Landguard.   t Will Brame
24 Mar 2 Peacocks A14/Levington turn off   t Will Brame
24 Mar 5 Peacocks, 1 Small White, 3 Comma, 3 Small Tortoiseshells Peewit Hill   t Will Brame
24 Mar 10 Small Tortoiseshells, 8 Small Whites, 4 Comma North Denes TM 55063 94987 Robert Quadling
24 Mar 1 Peacock North Denes, Lowestoft Cliff TM 55232 94715 Robert Quadling
24 Mar 3 Small White   1 at TM 54940 95576  and 2 at TM 54901 95699 SWT  Gunton Warren TM 5495 Robert Quadling
24 Mar 1 Peacock Foot path by Pitch and Putt, Gunton TM 54644 96091 Robert Quadling
24 Mar 1 Peacock, 6 Male Brimstone Corton Woods TM 545 965 Robert Quadling
24 Mar 1 Small White Lowestoft TM 55247 94304 Robert Quadling
24 Mar Lots of Brimstones at the Western end of Elveden village. Elveden   Mr H
24 Mar 2 Brimestone by Sutton Heath carpark today. Sutton Heath   t Eddie Bathgate
24 Mar Also 3 Peacock and 2 Comma by Methersgate Quay opposite Woodbridge on the Deben Woodbridge   t Eddie Bathgate
24 Mar Large White & Brimstone   IP1 t Justin Zantboer
24 Mar I had two Brimstone and a Comma at Shingle Street today. 'twas a lovely day Shingle Street   t Cheryl Deeks
24 Mar Stour North river bank at Cattawade 5 Peacocks (including mating dance) and 1 Comma Cattawade   Michael Bamford
24 Mar Had an Orange-tip fly by at home today. Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and Brimstone too. Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
24 Mar Lovely day for walking along the River Deben at Woodbridge in the spring sunshine, I would like to report that I spotted two Peacocks, female Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell and a Small White.  Along the Woodbridge Road East, close to the golf course, I spotted a male Brimstone. Woodbridge   Robert Brown
24 Mar Saw my first Small Whites today at tramps alley, Gunton, 5+ north Denes and one at Ness point. Also on the wing were Comma, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock, the latter 2 teaming up to chase away a bee from blackthorn blossom! Gunton   t James Wright
24 Mar Brimstone Santon Downham   t Steve Babbs
24 Mar Brimstone on site and other visitors reported Red Admirals near Paul’s Hide. SWT Lackford Lakes   t Mark Brewster
24 Mar First butterflies of the year for me, 2 Brimstone and a Small Tortoiseshell, Great Wiley estate, north east side of Haverhill Haverhill   t Duncan FletcherBrown
24 Mar Small Tortoiseshell Pipps Ford   t Nathaniel Cant
24 Mar Brimstone Somersham   t Nathaniel Cant
24 Mar Large White Trimley St Mary   t Bill Stone
24 Mar Small Tortoiseshell Bucklesham   t Bill Stone
24 Mar brimstone and comma butterflies through the woodland RSPB Minsmere   t
24 Mar Brimstone seen in Grimwade St, Ipswich this lunchtime Ipswich   t Kevin Ling
24 Mar Small White Butterfly at Lidl Peto Way Lowestoft TM169442 t Antony Wren
24 Mar Brimstone Elmsett IP7 6PN Barnaby Rugge-Price
23 Mar Lovely surprises today: Brimstone, peacock and one small tortoiseshell at home in Thurston.   Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
23 Mar 8 Peacock  - 1 at TM 50385 91710 -- 1 at TM 49362 92768 – 1 at TM 50562 92501 – 2 at TM 51160 92157 – 1 at TM 51166 92138 – 1 at TM 50674 91649 – 1 at TM 50420 91641 SWT Carlton Marshes   Robert Quadling
23 Mar 1 male Brimstone seen in Saxmundham today. Saxmundham   Bob Turner
21 Mar Butterflies seen at Ipswich Golf Course: Green-veined White and 2 Peacocks. Ipswich Golf Course TM208432 Neil Sherman
21 Mar Brimstone NE Ipswich   Richard Perryman
20 Mar Lovely Spring day 1 Peacock 2 Comma 2 Brimstone (male) Somerleyton TM4796/TM4797 Sue Cox
20 Mar Peacock Shingle Street   Margie & David Carter
20 Mar A single Red Admiral, (📷 photo click here), at Bawdsey Quay picnic site Bawdsey Quay picnic site   Margie & David Carter
20 Mar A brief lunchtime stroll resulted in sightings of brimstone, peacock and comma butterflies, white tailed bumblebees and Clarke's mining bees all in North Bushes RSPB Minsmere   t
20 Mar Brimstone   TM514958 t Richard Martin
20 Mar Peacock and   TM511961 t Richard Martin
20 Mar 1 Peacock at Carlton Marshes SWT Carlton Marshes TM5078892044 t Richard Martin
20 Mar First sighting of a male Brimstone at Brockford railway - flying along the fence/shrub line this morning Brockford  TM129659 Geraldine Smith
19 Mar Between 12.30 pm and 1pm  7 Peacocks Ellough Industrial Estate Beccles TM44292 88859 t Robert Quadling
19 Mar Comma: one at RSPB Minsmere near Visitor Centre early afternoon. RSPB Minsmere   Charles Cuthbert
19 Mar Brimstone: a male at Murray Road, Ipswich seen at midday and reported to me by my sister (Rosi Cuthbert) Ipswich   Charles Cuthbert
18 Mar Painted Lady  (📷 photo click here) Elmsett TM 061 469 Matt Garnham
17 Mar Nice walk around Orford and Chantry Marshes today in the sun. Orford churchyard full of insects, numerous bumblebee queens, ladybirds and a Red Admiral! Orford churchyard   t Bill Stone
5 Mar 1 Small Tortoiseshell on the track to Trimley Marshes SWT near reserve gate this morning SWT Trimley Marshes   t Will Brame
         
February SS ES LS DS SWT CY B LW SW GVW OT GH PH WLH BH SC SSBBABA CB HB CHB LTB WA RA PL ST P C SWF LT PE CMB SPW WB GR GK MB R SH MW- Total species seen 8       (📷 photo click here)   
28 Feb Single Red Admiral on Glebe allotments Wickham Market   Steve Fryett
27 Feb 2 Brimstone at St Helens picnic site Santon Downham   Steve Fryett
27 Feb First butterflies of year today in my Lattice Ave garden, 2 Comma Ipswich   t Dave Pearsons
27 Feb Seen this morning in a garden at Little Stonham, IP14 5JL, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Comma and a Peacock.   Little Stonham   Margie & David Carter
27 Feb I saw a Humming Bird Hawk Moth in my garden (CO10 8NP) today (27/2/19) at around 11.00   CO10 8NP Chris Beenham
27 Feb 2019 butterfly species list now increased to 3 with the first Comma for the year seen today near the 9th hole. Hopefully more butterfly sightings to come if the sun stays out Purdis Heath Golf   t
27 Feb A fantastic February day for butterflies - and other insects! In an hour or so at Sizewell Belts this morning I saw the following:  Brimstone (1), Red Admiral (2), Comma (4) and Peacock (3), mostly on Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera) Sizewell Belts   t Charles Cuthbert
27 Feb I'm thrilled to say I've just seen a Hummingbird Hawk-moth in our garden, feeding on Viburnum.  It's by months my earliest ever sighting, and does this mean they, like V atalanta, can survive our winters, or has it come up from Spain with the warm air? (They can overwinter successfully in the UK if it is a relatively mild one (like the one we have just had). It could also be a migrant however coming in with the Painted ladies and other migrant moths recently. Either is possible.  Neil Sherman) Newton   t Dean Morley
27 Feb Looking at the website it appears I am late to the party but our first garden butterfly this year is a Comma basking on the gravel drive. A delight. Framlingham TM287634 Geraldine Smith
27 Feb Slightly tatty comma this afternoon basking on the garden hedge Charsfield   Steve Aylward
27 Feb Comma 2 Brimstone; All at Bobbitts Lane Nature Reserve, Ipswich. Although I haven't seen them, our next door neighbour reports Brimstone in his back garden at Holl Road Ipswich since February 23rd Regards      Richard Attenborrow
27 Feb FIRST BRIMSTONE male Somerleyton TM4796/TM4797 Sue Cox
26 Feb Small White near footpath from Westerfield railway line to The Grove, Ipswich Small Tortoiseshell near Westerfield Waterworks Westerfield   Richard Attenborrow
26 Feb Comma butterfly in the dunes RSPB Minsmere   t Charles Cuthbert
26 Feb A Comma in our garden this afternoon, North Ipswich  (📷 photo click here) N Ipswich TM157463 Paul Gilson
26 Feb Also a Comma at Bramford Meadows at lunchtime, I saw two other butterflies possibly Comma/Peacock. Bramford Meadows TM128463 Paul Gilson
26 Feb Spent an hour in Northfield Wood, Suffolk today & saw a minimum of three commas Northfield Wood   t Mark Brewster
26 Feb My 1st Comma butterfly for 2019 Alton Water  (📷 photo click here Alton Water   t John Richardson
26 Feb Today for nearly two hours, 2 occasionally 3 Commas  (📷 photo click here)  were doing their spiralling courtship flight over our Mildenhall garden, sometimes joined by a Small Tortoiseshell. More Commas than I saw in the whole of last Autumn in our garden. 2 Small White pupae under a fence rail showing wing colour but can remain in this state for weeks if the weather turns more seasonal. Mildenhall   Mervyn Crawford
26 Feb 2 Peacock and 1 Comma here late afternoon, nectaring on Cherry-Plum blossom.   Also a separate sighting of 1 Comma in flight in the garden mid morning garden Old Station House TM4796 Sue Cox
26 Feb Brimstone was my first flitter-flutterer of the year Thurston   t Eddie Bathgate
26 Feb Just seen first butterfly in my garden this year. Red admiral Bedfield IP13 7HH Jenny Hinchey
26 Feb Comma, Small Tortoiseshell SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
25 Feb 6 Brimstone around picnic site at Brandon CP  Brandon CP   Steve Fryett
25 Feb Comma, Small Tort, Peacock & Red Admiral in Bucklesham Garden Bucklesham TM243418 t Dave Pearsons
25 Feb Unconfirmed sighting by my neighbour of ‘one of those small blue ones’ must have been a Holly Blue. thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
25 Feb first couple of Small Tortoiseshell butterflies of the year Landguard Observatory    
25 Feb Red Admiral Dingle Marsh   Richard Perryman
25 Feb Small Tortoiseshell; Peacock. Lakenheath RSPB TL7086) Martin Peers
25 Feb 2 male Brimstones. Three Hills, Warren Hill TL7474) Martin Peers
25 Feb Red Admiral Northgate High School TM180462 Jo Ling
25 Feb A nice bright Comma butterfly basking on old bracken stems at Sizewell Belts today, one of two Commas seen, plus a male Brimstone in the same area (📷 photo click here Sizewell Belts   t Charles Cuthbert
25 Feb Small Tortoiseshell, East Bergholt East Bergholt TM089333 t Mark Nowers
25 Feb Peacock (Aglais io) in our garden in Onehouse, following yesterday’s brimstone (that’s also appeared again today) Onehouse   t Mark Brewster
24 Feb One Comma and one Peacock seen this morning near Warren Plantation, Playford Playford TM206477 Jenny & Gary Plank
24 Feb Comma at Trimley Marshes SWT along track early afternoon. Trimley Marshes SWT   t Paul Oldfield
24 Feb 3 Brimstone butterflies in the nursery garden near the south wall around midday. Red admiral yesterday, and bees mixed on winter flowering heather and Sarcoccoca. Benhall   t Jim Mountain
24 Feb First butterflies for the year in my garden, Peacock and Small tortoiseshell.  (📷 photo click here   IP31 2LE t Joe Myers
24 Feb Lovely warm day brought my first butterflies of the year. Small White St Marys Churchyard Woodbridge   Steve Fryett
24 Feb Small Tortishell. Brimstone The Walled Garden Nursery Benhall   Steve Fryett
24 Feb Smart male brimstone in front garden this morning Mutford   t Kevin blowers
24 Feb Spotted this Peacock Butterfly on Whin Hill  today (📷 photo click here), walked Minsmere and Dunwich Heath and this is the only Butterfly i saw. RSPB Minsmere TM 46542 67019 t Robert Quadling
24 Feb I've seen Brimstone, small tortoishell, comma and peacock butterflies,  Yes, it is still 24th February and not early April  (📷 photo click here)  mid-Suffolk   t Peter Rutt
24 Feb 3 Commas and 1 Small Tortoiseshell seen at Northfield Wood, Onehouse.  Northfield Wood,   Jonathan Dickie
24 Feb  Our first butterflies of 2019 today, 5 Brimstone on Cavenham Heath NNR and this Comma along Chalk Lane, Kings Forest  (📷 photo click here) Cavenham Heath NNR; Kings Forest   t David Carter
24 Feb Have seen my first butterflies of the year today. Comma seen on heathland in Ipswich  (📷 photo click here) and I also spotted three male brimstones on Holywells Park, Ipswich. Ipswich   Robert Brown
24 Feb A Brimstone at lunchtime today in our road near to the Dales Open Space, Ipswich. TM157463.  A Comma at Playford this afternoon, sunning itself on a wall covered in Ivy TM213478.  Also a butterfly in Spring Wood but unable to ID, possibly a Peacock. Ipswich   Paul Gilson
24 Feb Yay ! First butterfly of the year for me, Small Tortoiseshell Dell Road Lowestoft Lowestoft   t Lindsey - B.O.B Nature programme
24 Feb Peacock butterfly Gunton woods and Large White Gunton meadow on the wing late morning     t James Wright
24 Feb First butterfly of the year... finally! Brimstone flew through our garden at Onehouse, Suffolk, landing very briefly on neighbour’s red robin. Temp: 13C Onehouse   t Mark Brewster
24 Feb Sunlit dandelions = butterfly fuel. This pristine Small Tortoiseshell and at least 2 more enjoying a patch near Bucklesham  (📷 photo click here Bucklesham   t Bill Stone - Suffolk butterfly recorder
23 Feb First butterfly of the year for me. Red Admiral at Sutton Heath  (📷 photo click here)    Sutton Heath   t Kevin Ling
23 Feb Lovely walk around Brandon Country Park this morning. My first butterfly of the year a Brimstone Brandon Country Park   t David White
23 Feb Went for a stroll up the side of Thetford Heath and found a Peacock but too flighty for a photo! Thetford Heath   t Mr H
23 Feb There was a Peacock Butterfly along the Share Marsh track at 13:15 this afternoon     t Andrew Easton
23 Feb Brimstone Belstead Bridge TM14384195 Richard Perryman
23 Feb Just seen my first Butterfly for 2019 Small Tortoiseshell ,that will do for starters SWT Carlton Marshes   t Robert Quadling
23 Feb A visit to the beautiful St. Mary’s Church at Martlesham gave me my first butterfly of the year. A Small Tortoiseshell flying over the graveyard crocuses. Dozens of bees too! Martlesham   t Bill Stone - Suffolk butterfly recorder
22 Feb Brimstone   IP4 5UW Jeff Higgott
22 Feb Red Admiral in my garden  Barnham village 22 Feb   (📷 photo click here) and Peacock western edge of Thetford Heath TL8479 23 Feb Barnham TL8779 Paul Harrison
22 Feb I saw my first Small Tortoiseshell of the year in our garden in Sudbury. There was also a Red Admiral across the road on 13th. Regards, Sudbury TL8841 Martin Peers
22 Feb Caught sight of a Brimstone  Landseer Park, Clapgate Lane, Ipswich. Landseer Park TM 18211 42469 John Hanley
22 Feb Small Tortoiseshell Lakenheath TL6985 t David Walsh
22 Feb Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) basking on brick rubble in late afternoon sunshine  (📷 photo click here)    Gusford Primary School   Sam Chamberlin; Ipswich Borough Council Rangers
22 Feb Small Tortoiseshell out at lunchtime Elmswell IP30 t Peter Rutt
22 Feb Peacock butterfly in the garden this lunchtime Gunton   t James Wright
22 Feb Brimstone just flew through our garden in , Suffolk, watched by my wife from the conservatory, whilst I missed it upstairs at my desk! Onehouse TM 022 597 t Mark Brewster
22 Feb Peacock spring lane Bury St Edmunds Bury St Edmunds   t Barry Woodhouse
22 Feb I've just seen my first Brimstone of 2019, here at home in Newton. It looked like a female, but I didn't think the ladies would be out this early; what do you reckon? Newton   t Dean Morley
22 Feb Brimstone Newmarket   Twm Wade
22 Feb Male brimstone patrolling our garden in Charsfield today. First butterfly this year. Charsfield   Steve Aylward
22 Feb Brimstone Bury St Edmunds TL8464 Jillian Macready
21 Feb More Red admiral butterflies, one on 21st and another 22nd. First Brimstone for year on site also reported to me. We have helped the species here planting Alder buckthorn for the larvae   (📷 photo click here)    Purdis Heath Golf   t
21 Feb Spring is in the air at Center Parcs Elveden today with first Red Admiral  on the wing. Elveden   t Graham Hersey
21 Feb Red Admiral butterfly in the dunes this afternoon RSPB Minsmere   t
20 Feb Bit of warm sunshine this afternoon  produced my 3rd Red Admiral sighting for 2019.  No other species of butterfly seen yet on site. Spring feels like it has arrived!  This is Ab. bialbata - white spots in the red band  (📷 photo click here)    Purdis Heath Golf Club   t
19 Feb Red Admiral seen nectaring on Daphne flowers late morning  (📷 photo click here Waldringfield TM2845 Peter Maddison
17 Feb Signs of spring, Peacock Butterfly flying around and enjoying the sun Oulton Marshes   t Glenn Wickham
17 Feb Red Admiral  1  In the garden, nectaring on heather, then sunning itself on the white caravan. Somerleyton TM4796 Sue Cox
15 Feb I saw a pristine Peacock on Wortham Ling, hear Diss,  (📷 photo click here) Wortham Ling   Cara Phillips
15 Feb One Red Admiral this morning at Dunwich Heath. Dunwich Heath   Liz Cutting
15 Feb Several Brimstone butterflies in Newmarket today including this one hiding in the ivy  (📷 photo click here)    Newmarket   Sharon Hearle
15 Feb First butterfly of the year Small Tortoiseshell Adastral Park   t Gi Grieco
15 Feb Despite my hopes to see a Brimstone, my first 2019 butterfly was a Peacock seen flying in tree tops at King’s Forest. King’s Forest   Trevor Goodfellow
14 Feb Brimstone at Knettishall Heath Knettishall Heath   John Light
14 Feb Peacock flying across walberswick common just before midday Walberswick Common   Rob and Libby Johnson
14 Feb Brimstone patrolling the garden Theberton TM4356 Andrew Leng
14 Feb Two Brimstones flying today at Santon Downham Santon Downham   Colin Hullis
14 Feb My first butterfly of 2019, a Red Admiral at The Clamp House Chelmondiston TM219379 t David Walsh
14 Feb Second butterfly of the day - Peacock (📷 photo click here Woolverstone Marina TM195390 t David Walsh
14 Feb A Small Tortoiseshell just flew through my garden Reydon   t Derek Eaton
14 Feb Two male Brimstones seen together in our Mildenhall Garden at 11.48 am. on 14th. February, plus another by the roadside as we drove into Lakenheath.  Thought it warm enough to release a Peacock fluttering on the window of my heated workshop just after lunch.   Regards,  Mildenhall   Mervyn Crawford
14 Feb In the glorious sunshine this afternoon, spotted a Peacock butterfly on the fence. Worlingham   David and Lilian Pitt
14 Feb Single Brimstone in Barnham village at midday.  Barnham   John Law
13 Feb First butterfly of the year enjoying the sunshine, a Brimstone at the Nunnery Thetford IP24 2PU t Scott Mayson
12 Feb I saw a Red Admiral flying today Grundisburgh Road, Woodbridge Woodbridge IP12 4HG t Matthew Deans
12 Feb First butterfly of the year for me today a Red Admiral Purdis Heath Golf   t Neil Sherman
12 Feb My wife’s just seen a red admiral fly in front of the car in Ash Road, Onehouse, near Stowmarket. Her first butterfly of the year... & I’m still waiting! Onehouse   t Mark Brewster
11 Feb Red admiral in the kings forest west stow west stow   t Barry Woodhouse
3 Feb 1 Small Tortoiseshell on the wing near Amberfield track Nacton Nacton   t Will Brame
         
January SS ES LS DS SWT CY B LW SW GVW OT GH PH WLH BH SC SSBBABA CB HB CHB LTB WA RA PL ST P C SWF LT PE CMB SPW WB GR GK MB R SH MW- Total species seen 1      
17 Jan Surprised to see a red admiral fluttering past my window in Elmswell in a spell of sunshine but also a day of snow showers at 2 degrees Elmswell   t Peter Rutt
15 Jan One Red Admiral sunning itself in Great Barton Great Barton   Bob and Jan Wakerley.
14 Jan Red Admiral seen just now flying around JPUH hospital sadly unlikely to survive - 1.50pm Lowestoft   t Peter Ransome
8 Jan Just received my first butterfly record for Suffolk in 2019. A Red Admiral seen in Felixstowe on 8th January. It came from my wife who forgot to tell me!  That’s another year that she’s seen a butterfly before me! Felixstowe   t Bill Stone
         

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



Peacock - photo David WAlsh


Brimstone - photo Sharon Hearle


Peacock - photo Cara Phillips


Red Admiral - photo Peter Maddison


Red Admiral - photo


Brimstone - photo


Small Tortoiseshell - photo Sam Chamberlin


Red Admiral - photo Paul Harrison


Red Admiral - photo Kevin Ling


Small Tortoiseshell - photo Bill Stone


Comma - photo Robert Brown


Comma - photo David Carter


Brimstone - photo Peter Rutt


Peacock - photo Robert Quadling


Small Tortoiseshell - photo Joe Myers


Comma - photo Charles Cuthbert


Commas - photo Mervyn Crawford


Comma - photo John Richardson


Comma - photo Paul Gilson


Painted Lady - photo Matt Garnham


Red Admiral - photo David Carter


Peacock - photo David Carter


Holly Blue - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Brimstones - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Peacock - photo Mark Brewster


Comma - photo Mark Brewster


Peacock - photo Charles Cuthbert


Small Tortoiseshell - photo Charles Cuthbert


Speckled Wood - photo James Wright


Courting Peacocks - photo Sam Chamberlin


Peacock - photo Mark Brewster


Orange-tip - photo Andrew Leng


Orange-tip - photo Andrew Leng


Peacock - photo Bill Stone


Green-veined White - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Orange-tip - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Orange-tip - photo Mr H


Peacock - photo Mr H


Small Tortoiseshell - photo Mr H


Small Tortoiseshell - photo Jo Ling


Orange-tip - photo Charles Cuthbert


Orange-tip - photo Will Brame


Green Hairstreak - photo Sarah Kilshaw


Orange-tip - photo Mark Brewster


Holly Blue - photo Mark Brewster


Green Hairstreak - photo David Walsh


Small Copper - photo Gi Grieco


Green Hairstreak - photo Will Brame


Green Hairstreak - photo Tony and Sandy


Green Hairstreak - photo Kevin Ling

Speckled Wood
Speckled Wood - photo Robert Quadling

Peacocks
Courting Peacocks - photo Bill Stone


Orange-tip - photo Kerry Reeve

Small Copper
Small Copper ab. caeruleopunctata - photo David Carter


Orange-tip egg - photo Kevin Ling


Small Copper ab. caeruleopunctata - photo Kevin Ling


Holly Blue - photo Kevin Ling


Orange-tip - photo Mark Brewster


Green Hairstreak - photo Mark Brewster


Holly Blue - photo Twm Wade


Large Tortoiseshell - photo Jonathan Forsyth
   
     
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