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Sightings of Butterflies in Suffolk - 2023

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

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

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


Regular recorders are urged to use this sightings page to inform others of interesting sightings, but please do continue to send all your records to the county recorder, James Corton, at the end of the season.  This can be done using a simple Excel spreadsheet amd an example is on the Recording page (click here)

Date 
2023
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
         
December SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF MF GF HBF SPbF QoSF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 2       (📷 photo click here) 
         
19 Dec 1 x peacock flew briefly from our barn Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
16 Dec Peacock              Cavenham Heath near quarry at 12.30 (📷 photo click here)  Cavenham Heath   David Bird
10 Dec Red Admiral      Looms Lane, Bury St Edmunds at 12.40   Bury St Edmunds   David Bird
8 Dec Disturbed a single Peacock that was basking in a sunny spot this morning, on a side road on the outskirts of Barnby. Barnby   Peter Norfolk
         
November SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF MF GF HBF SPbF QoSF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 6       (📷 photo click here) 
         
28 Nov On the 28th November 2023 we were delighted to see a Red Admiral (📷 photo click here) on our window in the sunshine in our front garden in Wickham Market. Wickham Market.   Rob and Kerry Reeve 
23 Nov One Red Admiral basking in the sunshine at North Warren RSPB reserve today North Warren RSPB   Bob Turner
17 Nov We found a latish Speckled Wood active along the river wall at RSPB Holesley Marshes this morning.  (📷 photo click here)   RSPB Hollesley Marshes   Margie and David Carter
17 Nov Had a Red Admiral this afternoon in Combs Ford, Stowmarket. Combs Ford TM049578 Craig Fulcher
17 Nov Red Admiral again.  It must be the same one that emerges when the sun shines to warm up and then find some nectar on the remaining buddleia flowers. Temperature only 9C.  The flowers will soon be gone. SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
15 Nov BC Garden Survey. Beccles . After a sunny start to the day became cloudy around noon. An hour later x1 Peacock fluttering briefly outside window. Beccles TM430901 Graham Jackson
13 Nov Saw 1 Painted lady today at Minsmere visitor centre today. It flew/was blown on to the gorse bushes mid morning, soon after the sun came out, and was active around the gorse flowers. RSPB Minsmere   Peter Norfolk
7 Nov Red Admiral Waldringfield   Peter Maddison
7 Nov I was at Sizewell Beach on Tuesday 7th November when a Clouded Yellow flew past me and landed briefly. From the location and direction of flight it could have just arrived in off the sea but I didn't actually see this. There were also a couple of Red Admirals on the wing in the same area. Sizewell Beach   Stuart Reeves
6 Nov Red Admiral SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
6 Nov At Landguard today 2 Red Admirals, 1 Small White nearby at Peewit Hill, 1 Speckled Wood Landguard   t Will Brame
3 Nov After the bad weather of the previous days it was great to see this fresh Speckled Wood (📷 photo click here) in the sunshine on honeysuckle in our Wickham Market garden on Friday 3/11/23 Wickham Market   Rob and Kerry Reeve 
3 Nov Sprats Water. 3 Red Admirals Butterflies seen on reserve SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
         
October SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF MF GF HBF SPbF QoSF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 21       (📷 photo click here) 
         
30 Oct Barrow orchards: Red Admiral (my latest thus far this year). Barrow   Martin Peers
28 Oct Common Blue still on the Butts also several Small Whites and Red Admirals Landguard   t Will Brame
27 Oct On Friday afternoon, 27/10/23, at Thorpeness Common (TM475 604) we had the following butterflies: 2 x Large White, and a very fresh Speckled Wood. Thorpeness Common TM475 604 Rob and Kerry Reeve, and Debbie Broom
27 Oct After rain all morning yesterday at Landguard with a brighter spell in the afternoon several butterfly species were flying on the butts 1 Peacock, 1 Common Blue, several Red Admirals and Small Whites with surprisingly a very fresh Brown Argus while today the Common Blue was present Landguard   t Will Brame
22 Oct A Clouded Yellow had survived storm Babet, seen this afternoon at East Lane, Bawdsey.  (📷 photo click here East Lane, Bawdsey   Margie & David Carter
22 Oct After the bad weather of the last few days it was a joy to see this pristine Small Tortoiseshell (📷 photo click here) in our Wickham Market garden this afternoon (22/10/23) We also had a Red Admiral plus, of interest, a Hummingbird Hawkmoth. We have seen a Hummingbird Hawkmoth in the garden for the past nine weeks. Wickham Market   Rob and Kerry Reeve
22 Oct Red Admirals migrating south still and Small White and Common Blue seen Landguard   t Will Brame
17 Oct BC Garden Survey. Beccles. TM403904. Continued to sight Brown Argus adults until 17th October. Mostly singletons, but occasionally 2 or 3, on the days noted. None seen on 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th and 13th nor subsequently on 18th to 20th. Perhaps the end of 'non-hibernating as adults' species for this year? A fresh adult Brown Argus (photo) seen on 15th, 16th and 17th had less commonly reported version of the underside hindwing 'colon'/'figure-of-eight' spots. The inner, more caudal, spots lacked black centres and were small. This feature on the left wing (photo) was more diminutive compared with the right wing (photo). Continued to find Brown Argus eggs and larvae on smallest plants of Geranium molle; several on the upper leaf surfaces. I'm wondering if others are noting Brown Argus adults this late in October this year. (📷 photos click here) There are many aberrations to the spots on the underside.  This looks similar to ab. directa Beccles TM403904 Graham Jackson
15 Oct Out on a walk today and I also spotted a Hummingbird Hawk Moth at 13:00 hours 15th Oct 23 feeding on nectar rich flowers in someone’s front garden on Bixley Drive, Rushmere St.Andrew. Rushmere St.Andrew   Bryan Wright
14 Oct We were pleased to see a Clouded Yellow in the "meadow" at East Lane, Bawdsey this afternoon. East Lane, Bawdsey   Margie & David Carter
13 Oct BC Garden Survey. Beccles. TM403904. No adults sighted but discovered a few more Brown Argus eggs on Geranium molle; mostly on smallest two- and three-leaved seedlings. A few eggs found on upper leaf surface but most on the underside. Also found one Brown Argus larva  (📷 photo click here). There is an unidentified white object on the larva but the photo resolution doesn't help further identification. Suggestions received so far: Probably not an egg but could be a parasitoid. Maybe an ectoparasitoid rather than one which has emerged out of the larva. Beccles TM403904 Graham Jackson
12 Oct BC Garden Survey. Beccles. TM403904. Despite a nearly 60% drop in days when a Small Tortoiseshell recorded on site this year compared with last year, one appeared and basked in the sun on pathway (📷 photo click here). Other sightings Common Blue x1, Small Copper x1, Brown Argus x3, Small White x3. . Beccles TM403904 Graham Jackson
10 Oct A walk around this reserve in morning sunshine produced several sightings…2 Speckled wood, 1 Holly blue and 1 Red admiral. Bonds meadow, Oulton Broad north   Peter Norfolk
10 Oct Male Clouded Yellow seen in flight at Vault Hill, Minsmere on 10th October 2023 at 1335 hrs, passed very close in front of me and watched as it flew strongly over the Hill until lost from view. No photos!  At least 3 Small Coppers chasing aound each other together at the same spot in very warm sunshine.   RSPB Minsmere   Charles Cuthbert
10 Oct Wall Brown servey produced 1 Female only today. Other Butterflies seen Red Admiral,Peacock,Speckled Wood,Comma,Green-veined White SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
9 Oct Ditchingham near Bungay. One Painted Lady basking in sunshine on salvia bush in garden before flying away. iRecord. Ditchingham TM33 91 Graham Jackson
9 Oct Pleasantly surprised to see a Hummingbird Hawk moth on my Buddleia this afternoon (4pm) (📷 photo click here), along with a Peacock and a tatty Red Admiral. Rushmere St Andrew   Phil Watkinson
8 Oct 8BC Garden Survey. From about 11.30 to 12.00hrs observed a female Brown Argus (📷 photo click here) flitting around and on small plants of Black Medick (Medicago lupulina) and Dove's Foot Crane's-bill (Geranium molle). Eventually she adopted egg-laying position on both of two leaves of a Crane's-bill which had three leaves. This despite the Black Medick outnumbering the Crane's-bill by many hundreds on site and my having observed the same behaviour by other Brown Argus previously on Black Medick. This time I was able to confirm an egg laid on two of the Crane's-bill's leaves (📷 photos click here). Other sightings x1 Small White, x1 Red Admiral, x1 Small Copper. A second photo of the above Brown Argus (📷 photo click here): the black discoidal spots on the upperside of the forewings have white marks on their lateral aspects. Not the 'white rings' of typical ab snelleni  but distinct nevertheless(?). Both photos of the adult include Black Medick plants. Beccles TM430901 Graham Jackson.
8 Oct Small White, Large White, Red Admiral (📷 photo click here) and Peacock seen on Mill Lane Halesworth between 11.00-14.00.  Halesworth IP19 0RA Craig Messenger
8 Oct A Wall Brown was on the Butts at Landguard today settled briefly before flying strongly south also 5 Common Blue, 1 Holly Blue, 2 Small Copper, Small White some moving south, 1 Large White plus from 9.30 to 12.00 across the reserve east to west Red Admirals were heading south at a rate of 20 a minute  Landguard   Will Brame
7 Oct Bury cemetery:  Painted Lady (migrating through). Bury St Edmunds   Martin Peers
7 Oct Minsmere butterflies wk 27, Still going but not much left now; Small white – 1, Small copper – 6, Brown argus – 1, Red admiral – 5, Peacock – 2, Comma – 4, Speckled wood – 8 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
4 Oct We found this late Meadow Brown at RSPB Minsmere in the beach dunes on Wednesday 4th October.  (📷 photo click here) RSPB Minsmere   Margie and David Carter
4 Oct Had a walk looking for Wall Brown Butterflies and found a very fresh Male near the Turnpike Hide, this was the only Wall Brown seen today on the reserve. 4 now seen to date. SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
4 Oct Red Admiral, Peacock SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
4 Oct BC Garden Survey: Small Copper 1, Brown Argus 2, (SC and one BA 📷 photos click here) Beccles TM430901 Graham Jackson
3 Oct Bury cemetery:  Brown Argus (fresh). Bury St Edmunds   Martin Peers
3 Oct BC Garden Survey: Brown Argus 1 (📷 photo click here in egg laying position on Geranium molle; unable to check whether eggs produced). Beccles TM430901 Graham Jackson
2 Oct BC Garden Survey: Brown Argus 1, Small White 1. Beccles TM430901 Graham Jackson
1 Oct West Stow [River Lark]:  Green-veined White 2, Speckled Wood. West Stow   Martin Peers
1 Oct BC Garden Survey: Comma 1, Brown Argus 1, Small White 1 Beccles TM430901 Graham Jackson
1 Oct Red Admiral, Large White, Small White SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
September SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF MF GF HBF SPbF QoSF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 21      
         
30 Sep Minsmere butterfly transect wk26.  Large white – 1, Small white – 3, Green-veined white – 1, Small copper – 10, Brown argus – 1, Red admiral – 10, Peacock – 8, Comma – 18, Speckled wood – 18 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
29 Sep Checking on 3rd Gen Wall Brown this afternoon and  found 1 male at the Sluice and 1 female on river wall path Whitecast, total of 3 to date. SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
29 Sep BC Garden Survey. Beccles TM430901. 29th September. Around noon I noted a Comma on a seedhead of thistledown, apparently basking in the warm sunshine (📷 photo click here). It also probed the thistledown with its proboscis. I have seen this behaviour before and wondered if any fluids were still available as it had rained 6mm during the previous night. Are there any other explanations as maybe any moisture had evaporated during the intervening sunny and breezy morning? Also a Brown Argus noted in the ovipositing position on immature seedlings (📷 photo click here). Possibly both Geranium molle and Medicago lupulina (black medick) utilised but unconfirmed though both species present. I saw the same Brown Agus behaviour last September on black medick. Other sightings 1 Small White, 2 Large White. . Beccles TM430901 Graham Jackson
29 Sep Wall Brown: to my surprise a Wall Brown flying at Aldeburgh Churchyard (Victoria Road) today (29th September) at 1.30 p.m. in bright warm sunshine. It was flighty but seen to settle briefly, allowing me to watch it using binoculars at fairly close range to confirm ID. It appeared to be a very fresh specimen but quickly disappeared before it could be photographed! I searched the site carefully for around 15 minutes but sadly it was not seen again. Aldeburgh Churchyard   Charles Cuthbert
28 Sep Just walked my final set of transects 10 to 13 for SWT Carlton Marshes this year, no butterflies recorded,only see 3 Red Admirals flying off transect lines. SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
28 Sep Speckled Wood - the first in the garden this year, Small Tortoiseshell - 3rd in the garden this year SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
27 Sep Just received today our first reported 3rd Gen Wall Brown (f) sighting on the 27/9/23,only the 1 butterfly seen along Share Marsh track. SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
27 Sep Garden Survey 27th Sept. Beccles. TM430901. My first sighting of a Clouded Yellow (📷 photo click here). Each time it flew it was clearly the darker golden yellow form. Maybe a male but difficult to see with certainty if it had solid black outer margins on upper wing surfaces when it did fly. Other sightings today: x1 Brown Argus, x2 Peacock, x1 Small White. The second half of September began with little diversity beyond Small White and Large White, and single Red admiral and Peacock. This improved from the 22nd with sightings of Red admiral , Painted Lady, Peacock, Comma, Brown Argus, Small Copper, and Common Blue in addition to today's Clouded Yellow. Many appeared to be in good to pristine condition. Beccles TM430901 Graham Jackson
26 Sep Bury cemetery, 26th September: Small White, Small Copper, Common Blue male, Red Admiral 4. Bury St Edmunds   Martin Peers
25 Sep Green-veined White 8, Small White 4, Comma 2, Red Admiral 10, Speckled Wood. Fornhams TL8368 Martin Peers
25 Sep Butterfly Transects walked for the last time this year. Green-veined White 6, Small Copper 4, Small White 3, Red Admiral 3, Large White 1, Meadow Brown 1, Speckled Wood 1, Comma 1, Wall Brown (f) 1 on Norfolk side of reserve SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
24 Sep Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked for the last time this year. Red Admiral 5, Comma 2, Green-veined White 2. SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
23 Sep Bury cemetery, 23rd September: Large & Small Whites, Red Admiral 2, Small Copper, Brown Argus 2, Speckled Wood. Bury St Edmunds   Martin Peers
23 Sep Minsmere butterfly transect wk 25,  Small Coppers still going strong with some 3rd gen showing. Red admirals hanging in there and good 2nd gen of Commas; Large White – 3, Small White – 11, Green-veined White – 1, Small Copper – 29, Brown Argus – 1, Red admiral – 24, Peacock – 4, Comma – 49, Speckled Wood – 12, Small Heath – 9 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
21 Sep Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 walked by Peter today, Red Admiral 6, Large White 2, Small White 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
19 Sep Butterfly Transects Walked, Small White 6, Red Admiral 5, Small Copper 3, Green-veined White 2, Comma 2. Also seen off Transects 1 Common Blue and 1 Gatekeeper SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
17 Sep Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 Walked, not the best day for a transect walk but some butterflies were recorded and everyone counts. Red Admiral 4, Green-veined White 2 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
16 Sep Bury cemetery, 16th September:  Holly Blue, Meadow Brown. Bury St Edmunds   Martin Peers
15 Sep Butterfly Single Transect Walked, Small White 22, Red Admiral 12, Large White 3, Small Copper 1, Comma 1, Common Blue 1 Somerleyton Estate   bg Robert Quadling
14 Sep Third generation of wall brown today at Fen Barn (this was on the Norfolk side of the site), Lound Lakes Nature Reserve and lots of small coppers across the site     SWT Lound Lakes Warden
14 Sep Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 Walked; Green-veined White 8, Small White 6, Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood 1, Comma 1, Painted Lady 1. SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
14 Sep Minsmere butterfly transect wk24, Sep 14th. Good show of 2nd gen Commas enjoying the blackberries.  Large white – 6, Small white – 14, Small copper 32, Brown argus – 5, Red admiral – 62, Peacock – 5, Comma – 32, Speckled wood – 39, Small heath – 29 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
13 Sep We found our first two Clouded Yellows of the year at East Lane Bawdsey this afternoon. (📷 photos click here East Lane Bawdsey   Margie & David Carter
13 Sep Butterfly Transects Walked, Small White 7, Small Copper 4, Red Admiral 4, Comma 3, Meadow Brown 2 SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
11 Sep Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 Walked, Green-veined White 11, Red Admiral 8, Small White 7, Comma 5, Large White 2, Speckled Wood 1, Painted Lady 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
11 Sep I saw the following butterflies, while walking in the Sapiston area on 10th September 2023: Large White 4, Small White 50+, Green-veined White 8, Red Admiral 5, Peacock, Comma, Speckled Wood 2, Small Heath 2. Sapiston   Martin Peers
10 Sep A friend has just brought round the remains of what I believe to be a Clifden nonpareil moth that was caught in a web at his house. I would not normally report it but as it is rare I thought it should be recorded as seen in Pakenham, Suffolk.  (📷 photos click here) Pakenham   Paul Edwards
10 Sep One Clouded Yellow seen this morning at 10:50,  (📷 photo click here)  Orford TM430496 David Bird
7 Sep Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 walked by Peter Norfolk, Small White 22. Green-veined White 14, Red Admiral 3, Comma 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
7 Sep Large White 2, Small White 3, Brimstone 1, Red Admiral 3, Comma 1, Holly Blue 1 SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
6 Sep this MB was at Landguard on the butts a very fresh individual considering the date  (📷 photo click here Landguard   Will Brame
6 Sep Queen of Spain Fritillary at Sutton Hoo NT site on the rocky track near the beginning of the River Walk just past the "beware traffic" sign roughly 1345hrs  (📷 photo click here NT Sutton Hoo   t Ian Ralphs
6 Sep Minsmere Butterfly Transect, wk23; Large white – 2, Small white – 31, Green-veined white – 3, Small copper – 63, Brown argus – 11, Red admiral – 39, Peacock – 5, Comma – 16, Speckled wood – 47, Grayling – 1, Gatekeeper – 6, Small heath – 98 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
5 Sep On the 5/9/23 in our Wickham Market garden we had the following: Small White,  Holly Blue,  Large White,  Red Admiral,  Small Heath,  and for the first time in a while, a Comma (📷 photo click here) Wickham Market    Rob and Kerry Reeve
5 Sep A Branch Event to gift a bench to Trudie Willis for her butterfly garden (See note above) for all her help over many years led to the sighting of 10+ Small Copper, several Red Admiral, Large White, Speckled Wood and a late season Gatekeeper. TM450591  (📷 photos click here Aldeburgh TM450591 James Corton
5 Sep The following butterflies were seen in the SWT reserve today: Large, Small and Green-veined Whites, Brown Argus 6, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Comma 2, Speckled Wood 8, Meadow Brown 8, Small Heath 18. Black Bourn Valley reserve   Martin Peers.
5 Sep Butterfly Transects Walked; Small White 10, Meadow Brown 10, Speckled Wood 5, Small Copper 4, Gatekeeper 2, Comma 2, Red Admiral 2, Green-veined White 2, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 1 SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
4 Sep Red Admiral 3, Peacock 1, Comma 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
4 Sep At home a few butterflies in the sun – small heath x 2 (📷 photo click here), peacock x 1, red admiral x 4, speckled wood x 3, gatekeeper x 1, Green-veined White  x 1, small white x 4, common blue x 3 Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
4 Sep Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 Walked, Small White 14, Green-veined White 4, Speckled Wood 4, Gatekeeper 3, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
4 Sep A pleasant walk round the Heath resulted in the following butterflies being seen this morning: Large White 4, Small White 40+, Green-veined White 16 (along the river), Small Copper 25, Brown Argus 4, Common Blue 4 (males), Red Admiral 18, Comma 2, Speckled Wood 2, Gatekeeper, Small Heath 60+. Cavenham Heath   Martin Peers
4 Sep I think the attached is a moth, but I hope this of interest to you. The attached photo was taken today at Dunwich. (📷 photo click hereIt is a Jersey Tiger Moth becoming increasingly common in Suffolk. Dunwich   Glenn King
3 Sep A super duper exciting find on the heath yesterday. On the left we have your run-of-the-mill small copper (Lycaena phlaeas) but on the right I believe to be the extremely rare schmidtii aberration! (📷 photos click here)  Dunwich Heath   James Roberts
2 Sep I believe that this is a Convolvulus Hawkmoth. It is on my garden gate. (📷 photo click here     Paul Edwards
         
August SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF MF GF HBF SPbF QoSF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 31       (📷 photo click here) 
         
30 Aug Minsmere Butterfly Transect, wk 22. Numbers falling but still strong 2nd gen Small Copper  & Small Heath.  Sadly the years 1st Small Tortoiseshell!  Whites: 5 Large, 16 Small; Small Copper 75 ,Brown Argus 7, Red Admiral 23, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 3, Comma 4, Speckled Wood 55, Grayling 14, Gatekeeper 25, Meadow Brown 3, Small Heath 122 RSPB Minsmere b Derek Eaton
30 Aug I have seen a Jersey Tiger moth in my garden in Sudbury Suffolk. Never seen one before. Sudbury   Jackie Knight
29 Aug I recorded the following in a meadow adjacent to Lackford Lakes sailing lake today: Brown Argus 2, Small Heath 8, Gatekeeper. Lackford Lakes TL798706 Martin Peers
28 Aug I saw the following butterflies at Denham Hall and adjacent areas this morning: Large White 2, Small White 30+, Green-veined White c20 (along and close to the moat), Brown Argus 10+, Common Blue 3 (2mm), Holly Blue (m), Comma, Speckled Wood 2, Gatekeeper. Denham Hall and adjacent area TL760617 Martin Peers
26 Aug Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 walked, Small White 19, Holly Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Gatekeeper 1, Large White 1, Red Admiral 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
25 Aug On 25th a wild flower field on the cliff path between Covehithe and Benacre Broad was supporting several species…..most notably a couple of Painted ladies, a Red admiral and at least 4 fresh-looking Small tortoiseshell. Covehithe   Peter Norfolk
25 Aug Good views of Brown hairstreaks egg laying-  today at Piper's Vale  (📷 photos click here Piper's Vale   t David Dowding
23 Aug Gatekeeper, (📷 photo click here) Otley   Alan Trevelyan
23 Aug Butterfly Transects walked, Meadow Brown 10, Gatekeeper 10, Small White 8, Brown Argus 3, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1, Red Admiral 1 SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
23 Aug A lovely sunny morning and we found Clouded Yellow 2 (📷 photos click here) . Also saw Small Heath 2, Painted Lady 1, Red Admiral 5, Peacock 2, Gatekeeper 1, Common Blue 15 and numerous Small Whites. Bawdsey   David and Lilian Pitt
22 Aug a group of us visited Somerleyton. Starting at the Station we had the following: Gatekeepers, Meadow Browns, Red Admiral, Peacock, and a single Small Tortoiseshell.  At the Brickfields we saw Gatekeepers, Common Blue and Brown Argus. It wasn't until we visited Somerleyton Church that we saw Wall Brown butterflies, four in total and all fairly worn. The attached photo (📷 photo click here) was the least worn. Last stop was the church at Herringfleet but this was very quiet apart from a few Whites.   Somerleyton   Rob and Kerry Reeve,  Debbie, Steve, Anne, Hayley and Frankie
22 Aug Minmere butterfly transect - Numbers falling but good 2nd gen of Brown Argus, Small Copper & Small Heath - Skippers; Essex 2, Large 1: Whites; Large 7, Small 18, Green-veined 2: Purple Hairstreak 1, Small Copper 127, Brown Argus 50, Red Admiral 20, Peacock 6, Comma 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 7 Speckled Wood 25, Grayling 10, Gatekeeper 152, Meadow Brown 22, Small Heath 101 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
22 Aug Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked, Gatekeeper 20, Red Admiral 9, Meadow Brown 6, Small White 4, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 2, Holly Blue 1, Large White 1, Wall Brown 1 (m). SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
22 Aug Thought I would wander around the heather patches looking for grayling  but no luck. Red admiral x 2, small heath x 11, small copper x 4, meadow brown x 6 (not iRecord). Had fun watching bee wolfs. A small heath spotted at home means second  brood as I hadn’t seen one since June (iRecord).  SWT Knettishall heath   Trevor Goodfellow
22 Aug The following butterflies were seen in Bury cemetery today:  Brimstone, Large White 4, Small White 8, Small Copper 2, Brown Argus 7, Common Blue 3, Holly Blue 4, Red Admiral 2, Comma (worn), Speckled Wood (fresh), Gatekeeper 12, Meadow Brown 6, Small Heath. Bury St Edmunds Martin Peers
20 Aug Long-tailed Blue (an extremely rare migrant to the British Isles) briefly in our Kessingland garden this afternoon  (📷 photo click here Kessingland   b David Borderick
20 Aug The following butterflies were seen at Culford Lake today: Large Skipper (worn), Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White 4, Red Admiral 5, Painted Lady (fresh), Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 2, Gatekeeper 2, Meadow Brown. Culford Lake   Martin Peers.
19 Aug I saw a couple of Brown Hairstreaks today at Piper's Vale. I could find none at Belstead  (📷 photo click here Piper's Vale   t Rob Seago
19 Aug Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 walked by Peter Norfolk , Gatekeeper 24, Small White 11, Green-veined White 2, Wall Brown 2(f), Large White 1, Peacock 1, Essex Skipper 1, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
19 Aug Wall Brown at Oulton marshes this morning on the path from the river near the rail crossing. Not a great pic but they don't land where you want. It stayed in the field wrong side of the fence! (📷 photo click here)  Oulton marshes TM 503937 John Knowles
19 Aug I was delighted to catch up with a female Brown Hairstreak at Pipers Vale today. Many thanks to Julian Dowding for the site information. Pipers Vale   John Lepley
18 Aug  Very pleased to report my first sighting of 2023 of a Wall Brown in Wood Lane, Camps Heath.  Beautiful despite a damaged wing  (📷 photo click here Camps Heath TM5194 g Julie Durrant
17 Aug Minsmere butterly transect -  Wk20,  Whites – Large White 11, Small White 7, Green-veined White 1, Purple Hairstreak – 4, Small Copper – 59, Brown Argus – 42, Common Blue – 1, Holly Blue – 1, Red Admiral – 18, Peacock – 13, Comma – 6, Silver-washed Fritillary – 8, Speckled Wood – 26, Grayling – 14, Gatekeeper – 231, Meadow Brown – 37, Small Heath – 56 RSPB Minsmere   t Derek Eaton
17 Aug Walked a Butterfly Transect for Somerleyton Estate, Small White 30, Gatekeeper 8, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 1, Meadow Brown 1 Somerleyton Estate   bg Robert Quadling
17 Aug Grayling - 204 (two hundred and four) counted between Minsmere sluice and the northern boundary fence of Sizewell today 17 August. Minsmere to Sizewell   Mike James
16 Aug had a walk round looking for 2nd Gen Wall Brown Butterflies and recorded the first ones today. So a total of 3 recorded on this walk. SWT Oulton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
16 Aug Butterfly Transects walked, Gatekeeper 43, Meadow Brown 19, Red Admiral 6, Brown Argus 3, Small Copper 2, Holly Blue 2, Small White 2, Common Blue 1 SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
16 Aug This afternoon at Sudbourne Church we saw many butterflies and other insects nectaring on the swathes of Scabious, Knapweed, and other wildflowers. They included good numbers of Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper, also Red Admiral and Peacock, Brown Argus and Common Blue, one Small Tortoiseshell and one Painted Lady plus a single damaged Wall Brown (📷 photo click here) which may be the same individual that was seen a few days ago.  This was in stark contrast to Iken Church, where we have had Walls in the past,  no wildflowers and very few butterflies but no sign of Wall. Sudbourne Church   Rob and Kerry Reeve 
15 Aug in Bury cemetery, there were 3 Large Whites, 10 Small Whites, 3 Brimstones (1 male), 5 Brown Argus, 7 Holly Blues, 2 Common Blues (one fresh), 2 Red Admirals, 2 Small Heaths (male & female), 25 Gatekeepers and 12 Meadow Browns. Bury St Ecmunds   Martin Peers
15 Aug Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked today, Gatekeeper 59, Red Admiral 38, Meadow Brown 34, Wall Brown 6 (4m + 2f), Peacock 5, Holly Blue 3, Small White 3, Large White 2, Comma 1, Green-veined White 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
14 Aug I saw a Wall Brown at the Beccles Allotments Beccles TM 42523 91318 John Bedwell
13 Aug    Warm and sunny   Red Admiral, Peacock, Large White, Meadow Brown, Gate Keeper, Wall Brown flying along the church wall Sudbourne Churchyard   Debbie Broom
13 Aug another warm day in our west Ipswich garden had a visitor on our white buddleia  this lovely  Jersey  Tiger .  (📷 photo click here)  W Ipswich   Steve & Anne Green .
11 Aug Interesting butterfly amongst the usual field butterflies on the Oregano this morning in Saxmundham.  I think its a Silver Washed Fritillary ?  Not seen this before.  (📷 photo click here)   Saxmundham   John Heywood
11 Aug We found one Wall Brown in Sudbourne Churchyard this morning.  (📷 photo click here)  Sudbourne Churchyard   Margie & David Carter
10 Aug Minsmere butterfly transect, wk19  Numbers still good, but some spp obviously on the way out. 2nd gen Small Coppers & Heaths now kicking to join the Brown Argus.  Essex Skipper 1, Brimstone 5, Large white 21, Small white 21, Green-veined White 4, Purple Hairstreak 8, Small copper, 30 Brown argus 72, Common blue 1, Holly blue 2, White admiral 2, Red admiral 43, Peacock 97, Comma 13, Silver-washed Fritillary 40, Speckled wood 9, Grayling 18, Gatekeeper 318, Meadow brown 84, Ringlet 2, Small heath 12 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
10 Aug Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 walked, Gatekeeper 20, Peacock 19, Meadow Brown 8, Red Admiral 4, Large White 3, Small White 3, Brown Argus 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
10 Aug Lunchtime walk on the Heath today yielded; 20+Red Admiral, 20+Gatekeeper, 20+Meadow Brown, 10+Peacock, 5x Grayling (📷 photo click here) , 2x Holly Blue, 1x Small Heath, 1x Small Copper. Tunstall Heath   Phil Watkinson
9 Aug Female Brown Hairstreak today at Piper's Vale, Ipswich (📷 photos click here Piper's Vale, Ipswich   t Rob Seago
9 Aug Butterfly Transects walked today, Gatekeeper 71, Meadow Brown 17, Small Copper 5, Large White 5, Common Blue 4, Small White 3, Green-veined White  3, Brown Argus 2, Comma 2, Red Admiral 2, Speckled Wood 1, Holly Blue 1 SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
9 Aug Brown Hairstreak - I had never been to Pipers Vale before so we took some time to find the location which finally took us near to the sewage works. Very hot day and we were just leaving when one was spotted. A female Brown Hairstreak egglaying. Wonderful.  Pipers Vale TM17394172 Keith Winch
9 Aug Graylings - 14 this afternoon! Westleton Common   David and Lilian Pitt
9 Aug The following butterflies were observed at Cavenham Heath this morning: Small White 2, Large White, Green-veined White 2, Brimstone 5, Brown Argus 12 (majority close to parking near Temple Bridge), Small Copper 4, Common Blue 5, Peacock 14, Red Admiral 8, Speckled Wood, Small Heath 6, Gatekeeper 24, Meadow Brown 8. Cavenham Heath   Martin Peers
8 Aug Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked, Gatekeeper 78, Meadow Brown 41, Peacock 38, Green-veined White 9, Red Admiral 5, Wall Brown 5 (4m+1f), Speckled Wood 3, Essex Skipper 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
8 Aug Dull, no sun, not very warm   Red Admiral, Peacock, Large White, Meadow Brown, Gate Keeper, Wall Brown (male) Sudbourne Churchyard     Debbie Broom
7 Aug Good to see that the churchyard had been left uncut Very warm and sunny   Red Admiral approx. 40+,  Peacock approx. 30+, Large white, Meadow Brown, Gate Keeper, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Green Veined White, Small Copper Sudbourne Churchyard   Debbie Broom
7 Aug Last August all of the marjoram was dried up at this site but today it was alive with butterflies including a Wall Brown (📷 photo click here). Also saw Gatekeeper 9, Meadow Brown 8, Peacock 6, Red Admiral 3, Holly Blue 4, Brown Argus 10, Small Copper 1, Large White 10 and Green-veined White 1. Somerleyton Brickfields   David and Lilian Pitt
7 Aug Three male Wall Brown at SWT Carlton Marsh sluice this morning  (📷 photo click here SWT Carlton Marsh   b David Borderick
7 Aug Butterfly count round Boyton Hall this morning - Gatekeeper 41, Meadow Brown 27, Speckled Wood 3, Small White 2, Red Admiral 2, Peacock 2, Holly Blue 2, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1 (my 1st of year), Small Heath 1, Large White 1, Comma 1 Stowmarket   b John Walshe
4 Aug Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 walked by Peter Norfolk, Gatekeeper 43, Meadow Brown 38, Peacock 38, Red Admiral 11, Small White 3, Essex Skipper 7, Brown Argus 2, Small Skipper 1, Common Blue 1, Green-veined White 1, Wall Brown 1.  Peter also saw 5 more Wall Brown Butterflies along the river wall path today  between the Turnpike Hide and the Sluice, (all recorded) while walking between transects. SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
4 Aug Wall Brown (first for several years), 7 Brown Argus (📷 photo click here)  , 2 Common Blue, 2 Small Copper, 60 Gatekeeper, 30 Meadow Brown, 1 Peacock, 1 Red Admiral (📷 photo click here) , 2 Large White and some Small/Green-veined White in Lowestoft Cemetery.  Lowestoft Cemetery TM539935 James Corton
4 Aug White Admiral - On my honeysuckle in my garden this afternoon in Glemsford.  Only ever seen them in Bradfield Woods before. A bit battered! (📷 photo click here Glemsford   Lawrence Garside
3 Aug Butterfly Transects, Gatekeeper 78, Meadow Brown 27, Red Admiral 4, Large White 4, Peacock 4, Small White 3, Common Blue 2, Essex Skipper 1, Comma 1, Small Copper 1, Green-veined White 1 SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
2 Aug Yesterday around midday I saw a Jersey Tiger Moth in my small sheltered courtyard garden. Stayed there for a few minutes before flying off.  Have never seen one before, and was not quick enough to get my camera. Identified it online. Did not think they are seen in Suffolk, but am in no doubt that was what it was. Ipswich Road, Holbrook,  Very exciting! Holbrook IP9 2QR Eleanor Soar
2 Aug James Porter and I took advantage of a sunny interlude early afternoon on 2 August to stroll round Belstead Brook Park. We recorded 19 species, my best ever day count in this area. The highlight was a Marbled White in Bourne Park, to my knowledge the first ever here. We also noted record counts of Brown Argus (15+) and Common Blue (10+). Full list Essex Skipper 1, Small Skipper 5+, Large Skipper 1, Large White,  Small White, Green-veined White, Brimstone 1, Speckled Wood 2, Ringlet 1, Meadow Brown  numerous, Gatekeeper  abundant,  Marbled White 1 (📷 photo click here) , Red Admiral, Peacock,  Comma, Purple Hairstreak 1, Holly Blue,  Brown Argus 15+, Common Blue 10+   Belstead Brook Park   David Walsh
1 Aug Large White 1, Small White 2, Meadow Brown 1, Gatekeeper 10, Red Admiral 2, Peacock 6, Holly Blue 3 SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
1 Aug A Visit to East End East Bergholt on August 1st to see Queen of Spain Fritillaries proved successful with a minimum of 10 seen from the public footpath which crosses the large field in which the Fritillaries were frequenting.The field contained a large selection of wild flowers among which were numerous Field Violets a favoured food of the butterflies larvae. East End East Bergholt   Mike Morley.
1 Aug Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 Walked, Gatekeeper 175, Meadow Brown 162, Peacock 50, Red Admiral 34, Comma 8, Wall Brown 8, Brown Argus 3, Ringlet 2, Painted Lady 2, Speckled Wood 1, Large White 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
         
July SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF MF GF HBF SPbF QoSF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 34      
31 Jul Walked a Butterfly Transect for Somerleyton Estate this morning, Gatekeeper 40, Meadow Brown 9, Small Skipper 3, Peacock 3, Small White 2, Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 2, Large White 1 Somerleyton Estate   bg Robert Quadling
30 Jul Short walk at East End, Brantham this morning. Queen of Spain Fritillary (5+) (📷 photo click here) , Peacock (5+), Gatekeeper (20+), Comma (2), Small Copper (1 tatty). East End, Brantham   Phil Watkinson
29 Jul 3 Brown Argus, 1 Common Blue, 1 Red Admiral, 30 Meadow Brown and 55 Gatekeeper in the local cemetery. Lowestoft TM539935 James Corton
29 Jul The following butterflies were observed near Fornham St Martin today: Large White 5, Small White 10+, Green-veined White 4, Brimstone 2 ff., Holly Blue 8+, Red Admiral 2, Comma 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Gatekeeper 4, Meadow Brown 4. Fornham St Martin TL8566 & 8667 Martin Peers
28 Jul Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 Walked by Peter Norfolk today Gatekeeper 100, Meadow Brown 66, Peacock 55, Red Admiral 13, Brown Argus 11, Small White 8, Large White 4, Ringlet 3, Essex Skipper 2, Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 1, Comma 1. SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
28 Jul Brown Hairstreak - Out at Piper's Vale this week too! Piper's Vale   David Dowding
28 Jul Thrilled to find a close Brown Hairstreak (📷 photo click here) on Creeping Thistle near Blackthorn in Bobbits Lane Meadows, Belstead Brook Park today. Purple Hairstreak in Spring Wood too, so 26 sp butterfly on patch in '23 Belstead Brook Park   t David Walsh
28 Jul gatekeeper  ++, peacock  1, comma  1, red admiral  3+, ringlet  1, brown argus  3, small white, common blue  2 males, meadow brown, large white, clouded yellow,  1 Queen of Spain fritillary  20+ (conservative estimate), small skipper  1 East End Lane, Brantham TM102351 Liz Huxley
28 Jul I watched a White Admiral for 5-10 minutes on a deep bramble sunlit patch by ‘Bracken Farm’ in Tunstall wood today. Around midday. I’ve never seen one before.   Now done some homework and could see it was the perfect habitat.  Sunlit clearing with honeysuckle, conifer and broadleaf woodland. I was thrilled to see it. There were plenty of Peacocks, meadow browns, Painted lady on the Ride. But only saw one White admiral. Tunstall wood   Penny Heath
27 Jul On the buddlieas Muntons this afternoon - Red Admiral 21, Peacock 20, Small White 6, Large White 3, Comma 3, Painted Lady 1, Brown Argus 1, Holly Blue 1, Brimstone female & a hornet Stowmarket   b John Walshe
27 Jul High Brown Fritillary - Good Afternoon, just a quick note,we live at Stutton Suffolk and this afternoon witnessed a wonderful quite large butterfly in our garden.  One which we had never seen before.  We managed to obtain an image on the computer screen which definitely confirmed the species.  However it does seem a bit odd as it seems that it was not its chosen habitat.  It settled for a long time on a rhododendron as well as a nearby buddleia,what a joy it was to see such a specimen.  Hope that this may be of interest. Stutton   Elaine and Barry Girling
27 Jul dodging  the showers we had a walk round Hollesley Nature  Reserve we saw 100 + Gate Keepers , peacocks,  comma , Red Admirals,  small skipper  ,large skipper   , silver y moth .   . Hollesley   Steve & Anne  Green & Frankie
27 Jul A lovely sunny morning and lots of butterflies: Grayling 3, Small Heath 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 14, Painted Lady 2, Red Admiral 40, Brown Argus 30, Small Copper 3, Peacock 50+, Small Skipper 2, Essex Skipper 2, Brimstone 1, Large White 40, Green-veined White 1, Comma 12, Meadow Brown 20, Ringlet 8 and numerous Gatekeepers. RSPB Minsmere   David and Lilian Pitt
26 Jul Female Brown Hairstreak at Landseer Park, Ipswich, this morning. Landseer Park   Patrick Frew
26 Jul Minsmere butterfly transect; 2nd gen Brown Argus doing well. Still waiting for 2nd generation Small Copper & Small Heath.  Skippers; Small 4; Essex 5; Large 3; Brimstone – 1, Whites; Large 36; Small 39; Green-veined 35; Purple Hairstreak – 15, Small copper – 7, Brown argus – 109, Common blue – 2, Holly blue – 4, White admiral – 11, Red admiral – 78, Peacock – 159, Comma – 25, Silver-washed Fritillary – 76, Speckled wood – 19, Grayling – 18, Gatekeeper – 455, Meadow brown – 150, Ringlet – 58, Small heath – 4 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
26 Jul Butterfly Transects walked, Gatekeeper 138, Meadow Brown 66, Small Copper 42, Peacock 19, Brown Argus 13, Common Blue 11, Small White 8, Red Admiral 6, Large White 6, Comma 4, Essex Skipper 3, Small Skipper 3, Ringlet 2, Purple Hairstreak  2, Brimstone 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 1 SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
26 Jul In the garden today we still had good numbers of butterflies including 6 x Peacock (📷 photo click here), and 5 x Red Admiral on the white Buddleia. Plus Meadow Brown, 2 x Gatekeeper, 2 x Large White, Small White, and Holly Blue.  Wickham Market   Rob and Kerry Reeve 
26 Jul Just had reported and confirmed our first 2 Gen Wall Brown (f) at the turn pike hide today SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
26 Jul Several butterflies mainly on brambles, some on ragwort. Small copper, red admiral, peacock, a few meadow brown and gatekeeper. The odd few small skippers and some Brown Argus, snellini ab. (📷 photo click here)   Noted. Ramparts Heath Lackford   Trevor Goodfellow
26 Jul At Bury cemetery: Essex Skipper 6, Small Skipper 2, Large White 6, Small White 20+, Holly Blue 8, Common Blue 6 (5mm.), Brown Argus 21+, Small Copper, Red Admiral 4, Peacock 2, Gatekeeper 45, Meadow Brown 50+, Ringlet 3, Six-spot Burnet 5 (My highest ever counts of Gatekeeper and Brown Argus at this site, the latter by some margin). Bury cemetery TL8463 Martin Peers
26 Jul At Risbygate (8465): Large White 5, Small White 25+, Brimstone 4 (2mm), Holly Blue 8, Comma, Red Admiral 3, Peacock 2,  Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet. Risbygate NR TL8465 Martin Peers
26 Jul White-letter Hairstreak: could have flown over from elms alongside Mount Road, Natterer’s Wood, Bury St Edmunds Natterer’s Wood TL867646 David Bird
26 Jul Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Painted Lady, 4 Meadow Brown, 5 Gatekeepers, 2 Small Skipper and 1 Essex Skipper (📷 photos click here) Lake Lothing, Lowestoft TM527931 James Corton
23 Jul Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked, Meadow Brown 262, Gatekeeper 192, Red Admiral 53, Ringlet 30, Peacock 20, Comma 20, Small White 18, Small Skipper 15, Essex Skipper 8, Brown Argus 6, Green-veined White 6, Large White 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
23 Jul Finished our Suffolk/Essex butterfly walk in East Bergholt to see the Queen of Spain Fritillaries (of dubious provenance). Highlights were two Clouded Yellow  (📷 photo click here)  and a grounded Purple Hairstreak East Bergholt   b Kevin Ling
23 Jul A single White-Letter Hairstreak in our garden in Flowton today.  (📷 photo click here)   We have had singletons in 2018, 2019 and 2022 - two of those three were also on 23 July. Flowton TM085470 Rob Clements
21 Jul Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 walked by Peter Norfolk, Gatekeeper 110, Meadow Brown 57, Red Admiral 48, Small White 26, Peacock 20, Essex Skipper 13, Large White 7, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Comma 5, Holly Blue 4, Brown Argus 3, Small Skipper 2, Painted lady 1. SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
  Several people have reported the Queen of Spain Fritillaries at East End, Brantham.  At one point over 50 were seen. This is not consistent with the behaviour recorded in the Netherlands where at most 20 are seen in any one location.  This must therefore be a release of captive bred butterflies.  Unfortunately this obscures any natural migration.  Are the ones seen in Ipswich and Saxmundam part of the same release or migrants from the Netherlands where the species is relatively common?  In 1945, 25 individuals were recorded at Portreath in Cornwall, suggesting that a migrant female had deposited her eggs in the vicinity and that this concentration of adults were her offspring.  From 1995 to 1997 a significant number were seen in the Minsmere area but no evidence of breeding was found (see The Millenium Atlas of Suffolk Butterflies by Richard Stewart published by The Suffolk Naturalists' Society).  Unfortunately, this species seems unable to survive our winter.      
21 Jul 5 Queen of Spain Fritillaries in field adjacent public footpath this evening at East End NNW of Brantham. (📷 photo click here)  East End Brantham TM 10319 35120 Adrian Doling
21 Jul Queen of Spain fritillaries,  2 + fritillaries on Brambles at East End . (📷 photo sclick here)  – has someone been releasing them?   Very widespread.  Seems likely they are migrants that came with the recent influx of Red Admirals and Peacocks seen flying across Tendring. Brantham TM10306 34976 Michael Bamford
20 Jul Butterfly Transect walked for Somerleyton Estate, Gatekeeper 32, Small Skipper 22, Meadow Brown 16, Essex Skipper 11, Small White 7, Large White 6, Red Admiral 6, Green-veined White 4, Peacock 4, Ringlet 3, Brown Argus 1, Comma 1 Somerleyton Estate   bg Robert Quadling
20 Jul The following butterflies were at Culford Lake this morning: Essex Skipper, Large Skipper 4, Large White 14, Small White c40, Green-veined White 6, Holly Blue (fresh male), Brown Argus (fresh), Peacock 10, Comma, Red Admiral 14, Ringlet 6, Speckled Wood 3, Gatekeeper c30, Meadow Brown 10, Six-spot Burnet. Culford Lake   Martin Peers
20 Jul In Bury cemetery this afternoon were: Essex Skipper, Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Large White, Small White, female Brimstone, Holly Blue (fresh male), Common Blue (fresh male), Brown Argus 9 (including 4 well separated pairs),  Comma, Ringlet 2 (scarce in this location this year), Gatekeeper 22, Meadow Brown, Six-spot Burnet 10. Bury St Edmunds   Martin Peers
19 Jul Saw this beautiful fairly rare and elusive Purple Emperor butterfly today. It was very happy spending quite some time outside the cafe delighting visitors.  (📷 photos click here RSPB Minsmere   t Kirstie Last
18 Jul Minsmere butterfly transect - 10 days ago we thought over 800 individuals of 19 species was a lot. Today, over 1300 of 22 species! Big rise in red admirals, peacocks & gatekeepers. 2nd gen brown argus look good.  Skippers; Small – 17, Essex – 28, Large – 22; Whites; Large 44, Small 51, Green-veined 19; Purple Hairstreak 9, Small copper 29, Brown argus 132, Holly blue 1, White admiral 16, Red admiral 188, Painted lady 7, Peacock 149, Comma 19, Silver Washed Fritillary 35, Speckled Wood 5, Grayling 8, Gatekeeper 307, Meadow brown 107, Ringlet 132, Small heath 2 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
18 Jul Butterfly Transects walked, Gatekeeper 102, Meadow Brown 90, Red Admiral 27, Large White 21, Small White 20, Small Skipper 17, Brown Argus 15, Small Copper 11, Peacock 11, Comma 9, Essex Skipper 8, Common Blue 3, Ringlet 3, Large Skipper 3, Purple Hairstreak 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
18 Jul We visited Bobbits Lane for the very first time this morning. We saw one Comma and good numbers of Red Admirals, Peacocks, Gatekeepers, Small Whites, Large Whites, Small/Essex Skippers and a few Meadow Browns. However the hilite was a smart male Brimstone.  Bobbits Lane   Jenny & Gary Plank
18 Jul I have been walking this footpath between Redisham Hall and Ilketshall St Andrews through the edge of this woodland for around 5 years and this is the first time I’ve noted this butterfly at this location. They have recently been doing some clearance work and the woodland  where the footpath runs through has opened up quite significantly. It was a butterfly paradise today the brambles were attracting a lot of butterflies and the thistles were like an avenue along the path and extremely tall with so many small whites, gatekeepers, ringlet, meadow browns commas (that had me chasing the wrong butterfly on occasion when trying to grab a photo) peacock and red admiral  and the odd speckled wood I couldn’t keep up my count on my own for the big butterfly count and may have to try heading back later in the week with my husband in tow for an extra pair of eyes I counted 4 Silver Washed Fritillary for definite (📷 photo click here)  as 3 were spiralling into the air in front of me and one was quite settled on the bramble bush Ilketshall St Andrews TM392 895 Sarah Doe
18 Jul This morning, while walking along the river between Fornham All Saints and Hengrave sluice, I found the following butterflies: Essex Skipper 3, Small Skipper 2, Large White 8, Small White 12, Green-veined White 4, male Holly Blue (fresh), Small Tortoiseshell (fresh), Peacock 4 (all fresh), Comma 2, Red Admiral 15, Speckled Wood 2, (Ringlet 2, TL8467), Gatekeeper 14, Meadow Brown 4. Fornham St Genevieve TL8368 Martin Peers
17 Jul Another sighting received today of a Queen of Spain Fritillary in or around East Bergholt, in Suffolk. East Bergholt   James Corton
17 Jul At least 10 White-letter Hairstreak (📷 photo click here) in Dunwich Forest (usual spot, narrow ride with plentiful elms and brambles), 6 Silver-washed Fritillary, 5 Comma, 2 Peacock, 10 Red Admiral, 4 White Admiral (📷 photo click here), 1 Large Skipper, 3 Meadow Brown, 3 Ringlet, 1 Speckled Wood, 2 Gatekeeper, 2 Large White  Dunwich Forest TM459719 James Corton
17 Jul On a sunny but windy day in our Wickham Market garden (17/7/23) we had the following butterflies: Small White,  Peacock, Holly Blue, Large White x 3, Red Admiral x 2, Gatekeeper x 2, Comma,  Meadow Brown, Brimstone,  and Brown Argus. (📷 photos click here) Wickham Market   Rob and Kerry Reeve
17 Jul Amongst 17 species seen today along Beccles Marsh Trail were 1 White Admiral at TM433924, 1 Brimstone, 3 Painted Lady, 1 Brown Argus Beccles Marsh Trail TM433924 Robert Murray
17 Jul Queen of Spain Fritillary spotted in IP4 earlier today  (📷 photos click here NW Ipswich IP4 David Gill
17 Jul A magic moment in the wood as one of the two Purple Emperors that we saw spent a long time on my hand and arm. (📷 photos click here). Also saw Silver-washed Fritillary 11 (4f), Purple Hairstreaks 2, Peacocks 12, Comma 1, Red Admiral 2,  Large White 20, Small White 5, Small Skipper 1, Large Skipper 4, Essex Skipper1, Gatekeeper 30, Meadow Brown 35, and Ringlet 6. Theberton Wood   David and Lilian Pitt
17 Jul I've just seen my first White-letter Hairstreak for this garden in Bury. Also my 11th Small Tortoiseshell at all sites for 2023, which shows how scarce they have become this year. Bury St Edmunds TL8463 Martin Peers
17 Jul Large White 12, Small White 20+, Green-veined White 6, Brown Argus 2 (probable pair, just outside reserve), Red Admiral 60++, Painted Lady, Peacock, Comma 4, Speckled Wood 4, Gatekeeper 18+, Meadow Brown 12, Ringlet. SWT Lackford Lakes   Martin Peers
16 Jul Windy ol' day but the shelter in the Woodland Walk on a quick visit produced 5 White Admiral (📷 photo click here), 6 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, 2 Ringlet, Large White, Small White and Green-veined White  RSPB MInsmere TM463678 James Corton
16 Jul Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked, Meadow Brown 300, Gatekeeper 126, Red Admiral 67, Ringlet 30, Small Skipper 30, Comma 14, Large Skipper 12, Essex Skipper 11, Green-veined White 7, Large White 5, Brown Argus 5, Small White 3, Painted Lady 2, Brimstone 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
16 Jul I have just had a verified report of a Queen of Spain Fritillary in Suffolk, near Saxmundham. Worth looking out for more. Saxmundham   James Corton
16 Jul Essex Skipper 4, Small Skipper 2, Large Skipper 2, Large White 5, Small White 4, Green-veined White 2, Purple Hairstreak male, White Admiral 5, Red Admiral 8+, Peacock 3, Comma 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 5, Gatekeeper 20+, Meadow Brown 30+, Ringlet 15. Assington Thicks TL9237 Martin Peers
15 Jul Small Skipper 1, Large White 2, Small White 3, Green-veined White 1, Meadow Brown 2, Gatekeeper 5, Red Admiral 2, Peacock 2, Comma 1, Holly Blue 2,Brown Argus 1. Mainly nectaring on Oregano and Buddleia, with some visiting Hesperus and Night-scented Stock.  Also a Hummingbird Hawkmoth zoomed through the garden.  A surprising total for a windy day but perhaps they were seeking shelter. SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
15 Jul 25+ Meadow Brown, 4 Gatekeeper, 3 Small Copper, Peacock, Red Admiral, 2 Small Skippers  and a Ringlet in the cemetery.  Lowestoft TM539935 James Corton
13 Jul Recorded the following butterfly species:- meadow brown ++, small skipper, marbled white 10+, gatekeeper, large white, ringlet, green veined white, small white, red admiral, 2 comma 4, small tortoiseshell 2, speckled wood, 3 holly blue 1, brown argus 2, brimstone 1 Landseer Park TM176427 Liz Huxley
13 Jul While walking through the churchyard and in the area to the south of the lake, the following butterflies were found: Essex Skipper 6, Small Skipper 10+; Large Skipper 2; Large White 6+; Small White 20+; Green-veined White 4; Brimstone, female; Small Copper (churchyard); Peacock 2, Red Admiral 8+; Speckled Wood; Meadow Brown 40+; Gatekeeper 12+. Great Livermere, church & lakeside TL8871 Martin Peers
13 Jul SWT Carlton Marshes Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 walked ,Gatekeeper 63, Meadow Brown 42, Red Admiral 21, Ringlet 11, Small White 9, Green-veined White 5,  5, Painted Lady 4, Small Skipper 3, Essex Skipper 2, Comma 1. SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
13 Jul Instead of the usual Bradfield Wood excursion, I visited Wyken Wood. A couple of Silver Washed Fritillaries, a few Comma, Red Admiral and Large skippers but mostly Gatekeepers, Ringlet and a few Meadow Browns. A glimpse of Purple Hairstreak in the tree tops abut no PE or WA. Wyken Wood   Trevor Goodfellow
13 Jul At home in Thurston, 2 x Peacocks and 2 x Red Admirals fed on Buddleia and even more Gatekeepers today as Meadow Brown numbers slide to single figures (iRecord).  I found a female Hornet moth on a Poplar tree (📷 photo click here) and within a few metres I found a single 6-belted clearwing. Photos of the latter were difficult in the wind as it laid eggs on bird's foot trefoil upside down. While cutting a Privet hedge, I disturbed a Box-tree moth (2 others caught previous night were retained) we have lots of Box bushes so these are not a welcome 'first'. Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
13 Jul Hundreds of Meadow Browns, 10 + Gatekeepers, 6 Red Admirals, 10 Commas, 2 Large Skippers, Dozens Small/Essex Skippers, 1 Purple Hairstreak and 1 Silver washed Fritillary in same place as last year. Pound farm woods, Gt Glenham   Bob Turner
13 Jul In garden in Saxmundham. 1 Male Brimstone, 1 Humming Bird Hawkmoth, 1 Holly Blue nearby. . Saxmundham   Bob Turner
13 Jul Found White-letter Hairstreak 3, White Admiral 14, Small Heath 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 , Red Admiral 30, Comma 35, Speckled Wood 1, Ringlet 30, Meadow Brown 25, Gatekeeper 8, Peacock 5, Small Skipper 2, Large Skipper 4, Essex Skipper 1, Large White 5, Small White 5 and Green-veined White 1. We were surrounded by butterflies and delighted to see so many White Admirals at once. Dunwich Forest   David and Lilian Pitt
12 Jul Red Admiral, Peacock, Comma, Large White 2, Small White, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper in garden SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
12 Jul A pleasant surprise this morning in my garden - a Hummingbird Hawk Moth. (📷 photo click here) Rushmere St Andrew   Phil Watkinson
12 Jul Finally tracked down White-letter Hairstreak, at Dunwich Forest, along ?Westleton Road at 52.290351, 1.603214, where there is elm in the old hedgerow beside the road. Despite a breezy day, a single female was feeding on Bramble in a sheltered spot at about 14.30 (📷 photo click here) Dunwich Forest   Nick Percival
12 Jul 10 Essex Skippers, 8 Small Skippers, 4 Large Skippers, 6 Green-veined Whites, 6 Small Whites, 2 Large Whites, female Brimstone, 2 Small Coppers, 2 Commas, 2 Small Tortoiseshells, 14+ Red Admirals, 4 Peacocks, 10 Ringlets, 16 Meadow Browns, 20 Gatekeepers.  On nearby Cavenham Heath (750720), the best were: 10+ Small Coppers, 2 Brown Argus, 1 Small Heath. Cavenham, Cavenham Heath TL760720, TL750720 Martin Peers
12 Jul 23 White-letter Hairstreaks nectaring on thistle, brambles and ragwort. Many Essex skipper, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Comma, Brimstone, Red Admiral, Peacock. All the whites and a couple of Brown Argus. near Cavenham   Nigel Hannay
11 Jul Butterfly Transects walked, Meadow Brown 81, Small Skipper 43, Gatekeeper 37, Small Copper35, Ringlet 31, Essex Skipper 13, Red Admiral 12, Small White 10, Large Skipper 7, Brown Argus 5, Comma 4, Painted Lady 3, Large Skipper 1, Speckled Wood 1, Purple Hairstreak 1, Peacock 1 SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
11 JUl 2 White-letter Hairstreak at a site in Lowestoft Town centre, happily proving their existence there. (📷 photo click here)  Lowestoft TM542929 James Corton
10 Jul Took a look for White-letter Hairstreak at Trimley St Martin picnic site off Kirton Road/Capel Hall Lane, but all I could find were two Purple Hairstreaks  (📷 photo click here Trimley St Martin   Nick Percival
10 Jul Walked round Northfield Woods late morning and found good numbers of Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper and Ringlet, Large and Essex Skipper (and probably Small), Red Admiral, Comma, several Silver-washed Fritillaries and a single White Admiral. A single Purple Hairstreak was identified  (📷 photo click here) , and a Hummingbird Hawkmoth seen. Northfield Woods   Nick Percival
10 Jul A mid-afternoon visit to Bradfield Woods yielded a similar species list, though many more Silver-washed Fritillaries were seen and at least four White Admirals. Also Large and Green-veined Whites, and a Lime Hawkmoth sitting on a leaf in plain view about 3m up!  (📷 photo click here) Single candidate Purple Emperor seen high in canopy but not confirmed. Bradfield Woods   Nick Percival
10 Jul Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked today, Meadow Brown 212, Red Admiral 41, Ringlet 38, Gatekeeper 38, Small Skipper 31, Essex Skipper 25, Small White 22, Small Tortoiseshell 15, Large Skipper 13, Green-veined White 9, Comma 8, Purple Hairstreak 2, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
10 Jul Landseer Park (afternoon) Huge numbers of Essex / Small Skippers (most seemed to be Essex Skippers). Large numbers of Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers and Marbled Whites (📷 photo click here of mating pair) and a single Small Tortoiseshell. Landseer Park   Phil Watkinson
10 Jul Pipers Vale (afternoon) Lots of Meadow Browns, a few Gatekeepers, 3x Marbled Whites, 2x Red Admirals, Ix Peacock and 1x Brown Argus (📷 photo click here). Pipers Vale   Phil Watkinson
10 Jul Photographed 2 White Admirals, 1 Purple Emperor, Several Silver Washed Fritillary (📷 photos click here) Bradfield Woods   Angela Lord
10 Jul I saw a Silver-washed Fritillary at the edge of North Cove nature reserve today 10 July. It is the 1st one I have seen at this locality. . There were also 2 White Admirals. North Cove TM472905 Rob Murray
10 Jul There were 2 Brown Argus in the cemetery this morning, as well as a Painted Lady and a peak count (for this year, so far) of 8 Essex Skippers. Bury St Edmunds   Martin Peers
9 Jul While doing my ground water level readings this morning, I did see 2 Purple hairstreaks in the top of some oak trees ,last year they were first seen on the 4th July SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
9 Jul 5+ White-letter Hairstreak (📷 photo click here) in Lowestoft north cemetery, accompanied by a fresh Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell, 30+ Meadow Brown and several Whites.  Lowestoft TM539935 James Corton
8 Jul I saw my first Purple Emperor of the year in Bradfield Woods, as well as several White Admirals, Purple Hairstreaks and c.24 Silver-washed Fritillaries. Today, there was a Gatekeeper in my garden (TL8463). Bradfield Woods   Martin Peers
8 Jul Today in our Wickham Market garden we had the following butterflies: Large White, Small White, Painted Lady, White-letter Hairstreak, Small Copper, Small Heath (first record for the garden), Small Skipper, Comma, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown  (📷 photos click here)    Wickham Market   Rob and Kerry Reeve 
8 Jul With sunshine and a very warm start I decided to have a look for  White letter Hairstreaks locally 2 were in Walton Avenue, Felixstowe opposite Lidl, 4 were along the A14 between Trimley st Martin and Trimley st Mary with a further 5 at Trimley st Martin picnic site Trimley   t Will Brame
8 Jul Early morning walk in Old Hall Wood, Belstead this morning. 100+ butterflies of ten species, including 7 Silver Washed Fritillaries and 10 White Admiral Belstead   t Kevin Ling
8 Jul An hour walk through Sandling Local Reserve, Rushmere St.Andrew this morning 8th July provided a reasonable number of butterflies and of note a single White-letter Hairstreak. Rushmere St.Andrew   Bryan Wright
8 Jul A Friday morning visit to SWT Hazlewood Marshes produced our first Gatekeeper and Grayling of the year. (photos) Friday afternoon we went to Dunwich Forest and saw our first White-letter Hairstreak, (photo),of the year, plus Silver-washed Fritillary, White Admiral, Comma, Red Admiral, Ringlet, Meadow Brown and both Small and Large Skippers. (📷 photos click here)  SWT Hazlewood Marshes, Dunwich Forest   Margie & David Carter
7 Jul I completed a Trial Transect walk at 4pm on 7 July and recorded 174 individual butterflies of 8 species. Meadow Browns were particularly numerous despite most of the hay fields having been cropped. One hour later local resident, Sam Brown, noted and photographed a Silver Washed Fritillary on the ground. About 30 metres from my nearest Transect section. Sighting and credit (📷 photo click here) to Sam Brown ILKETSHALL ST ANDREW TM3888 Graham Jackson
7 Jul 0830 Hrs : White Admiral (x2) : SIlver Washed Fritiillary (x 6)  (📷 photos click here Redisham Wood TM 392855 Linda Reed
7 Jul Butterfly transect -  Skippers; Small 24, Essex 33, Large 9, S/E 37; Whites: Large 10, Small 19; Purple Hairstreak 5, Small Copper 47, Brown Argus 85, White Admiral 13, Red Admiral 9, Painted Lady 2, Peacock 1, Comma 12, Silver-washed Fritillary 29, Speckled Wood 28, Grayling 1, Gatekeeper 21, Meadow Brown 278, Ringlet 148, Small Heath 27 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
7 Jul 2 Red Admiral  (📷 photo click here) (one egg laying), 1 Small White and a Meadow Brown in the garden.  Lowestoft TM538932 James Corton
7 Jul Large Skipper 6, Large White 2, Speckled Wood 3, Ringlet 30+, Meadow Brown 30+, Silver-washed Fritillary 20+, RSPB Wolves Wood   Richard Perryman
7 Jul In a short visit to Ramsey Wood on July 7 12+ Silver-washed Fritillaries were the highlight (📷 photo click here)  ; also seen were 2 large Whites, 2 White Admirals , 8 Commas, a Large Skipper and one Red Admiral; Good numbers of Ringlets, Meadow Browns and Small Whites. Ramsey Wood   Bill Plumb
7 Jul Butterfly Transect walked today for Somerleyton Estate, Meadow Brown 56, Small Skipper 23, Ringlet 10, Red Admiral 3, Essex Skipper 3, Gatekeeper 3, Green-veined White 2, Comma 2, Small  Copper 1, Small White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Painted Lady 1 Somerleyton Estate   bg Robert Quadling
7 Jul Purple Emperor spotted at Ickworth Park today. (📷 photo click here Ickworth Park   Paul Seabrook
7 Jul Morning at Boyton Marshes, 50+ Meadow Browns, 50+ Small/Essex Skippers, 20+ Gatekeepers, 20+ Small Heath, 3 Red Admirals, 2 Small Coppers.  1 Painted Lady, also lots of Cinnebar moth caterpillars.  (📷 photos click here Boyton Marshes   Phil Watkinson
7 Jul Afternoon at Bonny Wood, lots of Meadow Browns and Ringlets, 2 Commas, 20+ Silver-Washed Fritillaries and 2 White Admirals.  (📷 photos click here Bonny Wood   Phil Watkinson
7 Jul Small heath - single individual positive identification feeding on bramble along with some small skippers. On dunes within 100 metres of the car park at . What3words: ///forge.lonely.headboard.  Also further along the dunes near Sizewell B abundant skippers mostly small ( no count, but certainly more than 10) but positive also at least one large skipper, all nectaring on an established stand of viper's bugloss. What3words: ///siblings.overused.physical.  Very nice to see them today. Sizewell   Michael Packwood
6 Jul Bury cemetery (morning): 4 Essex Skipper, 12 Small Skipper, 1 Large Skipper, 4 Small White, male Holly Blue, 4 Small Copper, Painted Lady, 2 Ringlet, c40 Meadow Brown. Bury St Edmunds   Martin Peers
6 Jul Onehouse Wood (lunch-time): 2 Green-veined White, 10 Small White, 10+ Silver-washed Fritillary, Painted Lady, 6+ Comma, Speckled Wood, c30 Ringlet, c20 Meadow Brown. Onehouse Wood   Martin Peers
6 Jul Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 walked, Meadow Brown 93, Gatekeeper 28, Small Skipper 14, Green-veined White 11, Small Tortoiseshell 11, Ringlet 5, Red Admiral 4, Small White 3, Essex Skipper 1, Comma 1, Painted Lady 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
6 Jul another sunny walk round Gt Blakenham  unused cow meadows lovely  to see so many butterflies.  7 Red Admirals.  5 Commas. 47 Meadow  Browns.  35 Essex Skippers.  1 Small  Skipper.  4 Brown  Argus .  2 Small Tortoiseshell.  4 Large  White.  3 Small  White.  1 Small  Copper.  And what we think is a Northern  Brown  Argus  (📷 photo click here) This is aberration snelleni.  Looks like a Northern brown Argus but this does not occur in the South of England. Gt Blakenham   Steve  & Anne  Green. 
6 Jul A good morning at Bradfield wood eventually seeing a purple emperor close up then after lunch on to a private wood at Great Barton where I found a scarlet tiger, a first for me.  (📷 photos click here Bradfield   Trevor Goodfellow
5 Jul Four Comma and several Meadow Brown in a brief sunny spell at Gunton Meadow.  (📷 photo click here Gunton   James Corton
5 Jul A White Admiral in our garden briefly today.  Only the third time we've seen one in ten years. Flowton TM085470 Rob Clements
4 Jul At Landguard a Reddish Light Arches (moth) the first here for 17 years. In overcast conditions 5 second emergence Brown Argus and 1 Small Copper with 1 Comma, 1 Red Admiral plus 1 Painted Lady Landguard   t Will Brame
4 Jul Silver Studded Blue butterflies  (📷 photo click here Upper Hollesley Common   Stephen Cottrell
3 Jul Butterfly Transects Walked today Meadow Brown 93, Small Skipper 25, Small Copper 8, Essex Skipper 5, Small White 5, Speckled Wood 4, Comma 4, Ringlet 3, Red Admiral 3, Green-veined White 1, Painted Lady 1 SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
3 Jul Single Grayling seen at 09:52 on Monday 3rd July (📷 photo click here) Dunwich Heath TM 46871 68468 Mike Smith
3 Jul The very first Ringlet butterfly I have been fortunate to photograph after spotting only a few over the last couple of weeks. (📷 photo click here) Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey
3 Jul I spotted this beauty on my ivy hedge just now. I tried searching for its ID without success. The wingspan is about 2 inches. I wonder if you can help me to identify it? many thanks  Purple Emperor (📷 photo click here) - strayed a long way from a wood or are they breeding in Christchurch Park? Christchurch Park area Ipswich   Karen Bainbridge
3 Jul I saw my first Painted Lady for this year. Also of note were: Essex Skipper, 6 Small Skippers, 2 Large Skippers, Ringlet and c30 Meadow Browns. Bury cemetery   Martin Peers
2 Jul Minsmere butterfly transect;  Skippers: 10 Small, 32 Essex, 1 Large; Whites: 3 Large, 20 Small; 33 Small Copper, 22 Brown Argus, 11 White Admiral, 8 Red Admiral, 10 Comma, 24 Silver-washed Fritillary, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Grayling, 5 Gatekeeper, 203 Meadow Brown, 79 Ringlet, 35 Small Heath     b Derek Eaton
2 Jul My ever first visit to Bradfild Woods today. There were lots of Silver-washed Fritillary along with Ringlets, Meadow Browns and Commas. Also seen but in lower numbers were White Admirals, Large Whites and Speckled Woods. Finally found my first Purple Hairstreak of the season. No Emperors today but some had been sighted earlier. SWT Bradfield Woods   Keith Winch
2 Jul At Clare CP, despite largely cloudy conditions, there was a Large White, 4 Small Whites, Red Admiral, Comma and 10 Meadow Browns. Clare CP TL7745 Martin Peers
2 Jul Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked, Meadow Brown 227, Small Skipper 48, Ringlet 37, Large skipper 23, Red Admiral 19, Essex Skipper 13, Small Tortoiseshell 11, Comma 10, Small White 7, Gatekeeper 4, Green-veined White 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
2 Jul a walk round Gt. Blakenham  unused cow meadows  Meadow browns 19. Painted lady 1. Essex Skippers 14.  (📷 photo click here) Gt. Blakenham   Steve & Anne Green
2 Jul Six-spot Burnet moths in our garden today, the first two of the year. (📷 photo click here Lowestoft TM538932 James Corton
2 Jul Purple Emperor at Theberton Wood, Suffolk this morning (📷 photo click here) Theberton Wood   t David Borderick
2 Jul First Ringlet to show today along with a few Essex Skippers. 3 x Commas together probably just hatched and a very fresh Painted Lady showed briefly in the high winds hence only a record shot (📷 photos click here). Large skipper numbers declining now, so too are meadow browns as they give way to Gatekeepers. Large white and small white noted and 1 x purple hairstreak flew into an Ash tree. (iRecord) Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
2 Jul Lunchtime at Bonny Wood, 20+ Meadow Brown, 20+ Ringlet, 20+ Silver-washed Fritillary , 5x Speckled Wood, 1x Large Skipper and 1x White Admiral. (📷 photos click here of Ringlets, SW Frits and Speckled Wood) Bonny Wood   Phil Watkinson
1 Jul Despite the overcast conditions, 20 Meadow Brown, 4 Small Skipper (📷 photos click here), 4 Small White, and 1 Holly Blue in St Margaret's Churchyard Lowestoft TM542942 James Corton
1 Jul We went to Gosbeck Wood this afternoon in search of Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral. No SWF were seen but I did manage to see one White Admiral. Other butterflies seen were Small Heath x 1 (📷 photo click here), Large Skipper x 2, Comma x 3, Speckled Wood x 1, numerous Meadow Brown and Ringlet. A few unidentified whites were also seen.  Gosbeck Wood TM146558 Paul and Sue Gilson
         
June SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF MF GF SPbF QoSF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 33       (📷 photo click here) 
30 Jun Encountered several Essex and small skippers spotted nectaring from flowers and resting upon vegetation.  (📷 photo click here Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey
30 Jun Silver-washed Fritillary x 4, ringlet x 1 (📷 photos click here), White Admiral x 1, meadow brown x 2,  Purple Hairstreak x 1 SWT Bradfield Wood   Trevor Goodfellow
30 Jun 50+ Meadow Browns basking this morning in the local cemetery, many looking freshly emerged. Relieved to see this many after it was mown last summer. 1 Ringlet and 1 Small Tortoiseshell too. (📷 photos click here) Lowestoft TM538932 James Corton
29 Jun Wildflower field at East End (East Bergholt) evening of 29th June: As well as many Meadow Browns, a fair number of Small/Essex Skippers and one Small Heath, I saw my first Ringlet of the year. East Bergholt   Liz Cutting
29 Jun Today at Broomheath/Kyson Hill there were really good numbers of Meadow Brown butterflies, 2 x Comma, Red Admiral and 3 x Purple Hairstreaks (📷 photo click here)  Broomheath/Kyson Hill   Rob and Kerry Reeve  Steve and Anne Green
29 Jun Three scarlet tiger in Botany Bay,RSPB Lakenheath fen. (📷 photo click here RSPB Lakenheath   Mark Brown
28 Jun Two out of several delightful Gatekeeper butterflies all found active around bramble thickets. (📷 photo click here Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey
28 Jun At last, butterflies in numbers! Found Small Heath 20  (📷 photo click here), Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Small Skipper 8, Essex Skipper 6, Large White 3, Small Copper 16, Brown Argus 6, Speckled Wood 1, Ringlet 5, and numerous Meadow Brown. We also found a Cream Spot Tiger moth  (📷 photo click here RSPB Minsmere   David and Lilian Pitt
27 Jun 1 Purple Hairstreak seen resting on brambles on the Suffolk Business Park to Blackthorpe footpath.  Location is 52.235601,0.758023 on Google maps if that helps.  Attached is a pretty poor quality pic taken on the phone (📷 photo click here Bury St Edmunds   Rik Foulkes
27 Jun Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 walked today; Meadow Brown 79, Small Tortoiseshell 18, Red Admiral 10, Small White 2, Large Skipper 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
27 Jun A walk round Boyton Marsh saw 14 meadow browns.  3 small heath. 1 red admiral.  1 comma. 1 large white  4 small white. 1 large skipper. 1 Garden tiger catterpillar. . Boyton Marsh   Steve & Anne Geen
27 Jun 6 Marble White seen 8.20am Sudbury Suffolk nr Belchamp Brook , off Railway Walk.  (📷 photo click here Sudbury   Ron Smith
26 Jun Found another two Marbled white butterflies both roosting upon knapweed flowers.  (📷 photo click here Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey
26 Jun We recorded double figure numbers of both Silver-washed Fritillary and White Admiral  at SWT Bradfield Woods on Monday morning.   (📷 photos click here) SWT Bradfield Woods   Margie & David Carter
26 Jun Butterfly Transects walked today, Meadow Brown 87, Small Skipper 7, Red Admiral 5, Small Copper 3, Large Skipper 3, Speckled Wood 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
26 Jun This afternoon saw 12 Silver-washed Fritillary, 2 White Admiral, 2 Ringlet, 1 Speckled Wood, 5 Meadow Brown, 2 Small Skipper Norton Wood TL972645 Mary & Peter Feeney
26 Jun There was a Marbled White in Bury cemetery this morning. Also of note there were 3 Small Skippers, c40 Meadow Browns, a Small Heath and two Cinnabar moths. There's quite a show of Pyramidal Orchids there at the moment as well, with a minimum of 20 counted. Bury St Edmunds   Martin Peers
25 Jun Small Tortoiseshell released from garage.  Was it preparing to hibernate? SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
25 Jun Minsmere butterfly transect, wk 13. Sun 25th June The Fritillaries are out! Small skipper – 11, Essex skipper – 13, Large white – 2, Small copper – 22, Brown argus – 1, Red admiral – 5, Peacock – 1, Comma – 2, Silver-washed fritillary – 13, Speckled wood – 9, Meadow brown – 213, Small heath – 35 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
25 Jun We just had our first Painted Lady of 2023 in our Stowmarket garden this evening.  (📷 photo click here)  Stowmarket   Margie & David Carter
25 Jun Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked today. Meadow Brown 440, Red Admiral 22, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Large Skipper 5. SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
25 Jun Silver-washed fritillaries (three) recorded in Northfield Wood this morning. White admirals also seen, four of which were in one honeysuckle- and bramble-rich area in the south-eastern part of the wood.  Join Mark on Sat 1st Jul for a guided tour of the woods  see our events page here Northfield Wood   b Mark Brewster
25 Jun At Thorington Street reservoir this morning there were 3 Small Skippers, 2 Small Whites, 2 Commas, 20+ Meadow Browns, 1 Ringlet (my first this year), 1 Speckled Wood and 2 Small Heaths. Thorington Street   Martin Peers
25 Jun At Bradfield Wood this morning I encountered my first Purple Emperor of the year who spent several minutes enjoying the taste of my sandals (📷 photo click here). Also 2 White Admiral and 20+ Silver Washed Fritillary. SWT Bradfield Wood   Rik Foulkes
24 Jun Purple Emperor Spring Wood, Ipswich   Julian Dowding
24 Jun Suffolk Butterfly Conservation Event; Butterfly Walk in Landseer Park.  7 guests joined us for a two hour walk in Landseer Park.  Species seen: Marbled White (60+ on top meadows from BMX track down to the high bank by the car park and perhaps 6 in lower meadows), Meadow Brown (numerous), Small Heath (6), Small, Essex and Large Skipper, Large White, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell (3 fresh individuals), Common Blue, Holly Blue, White-letter Hairstreak (4 seen darting in and out of the elms in the northern woodland edge) Speckled Wood. Also, larvae of Brimstone and Peacock seen on LFP’s. Highlight of the walk was possibly a Hummingbird Hawkmoth laying eggs on bedstraws close to one of the paths which stayed for everyone to see, plus male and female Brassy Longhorns. Landseer Park   Julian Dowding
24 Jun A pair of roosting Marbled white butterflies and two out of a total of eight individuals found roosting on a local meadow.  (📷 photo click here)  Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey
24 Jun Trial Traditional Transect Week 13: Ilketshall St Andrew TM3888. Fifteenth week (includes Weeks -2 & -1) walked with mostly single to 5 individuals of any one species until week 12. Then x13 Meadow Browns but today x101 Meadow Browns with many more outwith the 5m wide Transect zone. The main concentration of Meadow Browns associated with traditional hay meadow not yet cut. Today's other sightings: Common Blue x2, Small Copper x1, Large Skipper x1, Large White x1, Small Tortoiseshell x1, Ringlet x1. The Ringlet is the first I have seen this year (📷 photo click here)  . Twelve species total so far this year for Trial Transect. Ilketshall St Andrew TM3888 Graham Jackson
24 Jun A walk round this morning looking  for White Admiral and Silver-wahed Fritillary none found plenty of Meadow Browns a few Red Admiral and a Small Copper seen, lots of Silver y moths in the meadows SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
24 Jun I had a pleasant stroll around Theberton Woods (NW of Leiston) this morning from 10.30 to 12.30 and saw one male and one female White Admiral (📷 photo click here), both within 100 yards south of the main car park, at least 20 Ringlets, slightly more Meadow Browns, 1 Speckled Wood, 2 Commas, 2 Red Admirals, 1 Large Skipper, and no other species. There was no sign yet of Purple Emperor despite a disappointed gaggle of keen photographers. Theberton Woods   Andrew Neild
24 Jun First 3 white admirals of the year in brimlin wood chattisham this morning, also more common blues than I can recall having seen before. Also 1 small heath on edge.  brimlin wood chattisham   Peter Woolley
24 Jun This morning spotted at Bradfield Woods 1 x White Admiral (my first for the year, see photo attached), 1 x Large Skipper, several Ringlets, many Speckled Woods. Bradfield Woods   Nick Amor
23 Jun White Admiral -Dunwich Forest, just south of Frederick’s Mount carpark  (📷 photo click here Dunwich Forest   t Chris Lansdell
23 Jun My first Marbled White sightings (3)  (📷 photo click here) at Landseer; also many Essex Skippers  (📷 photo click here) and Meadow Browns, 4 Small Heaths; Brimstone and Common Blue. Landseer Park   Bill Plumb
23 Jun Visited the head of Ride 204 yesterday afternoon after work, about 3.30. Saw may be 6 smallish skippers which I initially assumed were Small Skippers. However, on getting home and studying my photographs I wonder whether at least 1 was an Essex Skipper. I attach my best two photographs, one definitely a Small Skipper and other (closer up) may be an Essex Skipper - what do you think?  (📷 photos click here)  Difficult to tell unless you can photograph the underside of the antennae. See photo in Bill Plumb's sighting above. KIng's Forest   Nick Amor
22 Jun 2 White-letter Hairstreaks sparring along the ride in Dunwich Forest at midday. Dunwich Forest   Patrick Frew
22 Jun I live just outside Newmarket, in the village of Snailwell. A couple of years ago, I saw a butterfly in our meadowland that I hadn't seen here before, the Marbled White. This year, we have about a dozen, amidst all the other butterflies & moths that we have here Snailwell.   Dr Paul Silverston
22 Jun 10+ Brimstone caterpillars nearing full growth in our garden now, having been laid naturally on the two Purging Buckthorn trees planted last year via the Buckthorn Project. Hardly any leaves left now!  (📷 photo click here Lowestoft TM538932 James Corton
22 Jun A worn but energetic female Holly Blue  (📷 photo click here) shared the garden with a summer generation Small Tortoiseshell and a Red Admiral.  Lowestoft TM538932 James Corton
22 Jun Walked a Transect for Recording Butterflies today for Somerleyton Estate, Meadow Brown 11, Common Blue 3, Red Admiral 1, Large Skipper 1, Small White 1  (📷 photo click here)  Somerleyton Estate   bg Robert Quadling
21 Jun I saw the following butterflies: Small Tortoiseshell (fresh), Meadow Brown 40, Small Heath 4 (TL915601), Speckled Wood. Bradfield St George TL9160 Martin Peers
21 Jun Delighted to find 100+ Silver-studded Blues including 15 females on the Common. Some of the heather is in very poor condition. Gorse clearance has left some areas very bare. Westleton Common   David and Lilian Pitt
21 Jun About a dozen Meadow Brown butterflies, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, and, at least, four Large Skippers  (📷 photo click here) . Of interest: a Cinnabar moth and 3 Pyramidal Orchids. Sudbourne Church   Rob and Kerry Reeve
21 Jun a very fresh Painted Lady nectaring on Bell Heather at Westleton Common this afternoon, also present many (30+) Silver-studded Blues (mostly males), one Small Copper, and a few Meadow Browns Westleton Common   Charles Cuthbert
21 Jun One male Marbled White, 4 Small Heath, 30+ Meadow Browns. near Lackford TL774684 Nigel Hannay
21 Jun This afternoon. 4x Meadow Brown, 1x Large Skipper (📷 photos click here). 1x Male Brimstone and 3x Small Heath, Rushmere Heath / Mill Stream   Phil Watkinson
21 Jun A patch walk today in and around Kiln Meadow produced 15 species of butterfly! James Porter and I had a very productive day in and around Kiln Meadow, Belstead Brook Park.   Speckled Wood 1, Ringlet 1*, Meadow Brown 25, Small Heath 1, Common Blue 3, Holly Blue 1, Brown Argus 1, Large Skipper 2, Small Skipper 2*, Essex Skipper 1*, Comma 1, Painted Lady 1*, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Small Copper 1. Total 15 species. *= first of year on patch   Also Burnet Companion 1 and Silver Y 2.   This Ringlet (📷 photo click here) was new for the year, making 21 species so far Kiln Meadow TM1441 t David Walsh
21 Jun Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 walked today by Peter Norfolk, Meadow Brown 89, Red Admiral 16, Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
21 Jun Butterfly Transects walked today, Meadow Brown 55, Red Admiral 5, Speckled Wood 5, Common Blue 3, Large Skipper 2, Brown Argus 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1. SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
21 Jun First Silver washed Fritillary of the year was this superb male at RSPB Minsmere Woodland walk this morning (📷 photo click here RSPB Minsmere   b David Borderick
21 Jun A search to see if the White-letter Hairstreaks had emerged in Walton Avenue Felixstowe opposite the Lidl store and i managed to see 2 individuals at the top of the Elms  (📷 photo click here Felixstowe   t Will Brame
21 Jun Around at Landguard today also nfy Small and Essex Skippers Landguard   t Will Brame
20 Jun Only my second sighting of a small tortoiseshell at home this year, sad days.   (📷 photo click here Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
19 Jun Spotted 8+ each of Meadow Brown and Speckled Wood this morning, but no other species. Bradfield Woods   Nick Amor
19 Jun I saw the following butterflies in Nowton Park this morning: Common Blue male; Red Admiral 2; Meadow Brown c90; Small Heath 4; Speckled Wood 2; Silver-Y. Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds   Martin Peers
19 Jun Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked today. Meadow Brown 94, Red Admiral 18, Large Skipper 5, Small Tortoiseshell 2 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
19 Jun Ride 204 King's Forest; 1 x small skipper straight off the bat. 10 x meadow browns, 3 x common blue, a further 4 small skippers, 2 x clouded buff, 1 x bordered white struggling about without an abdomen.   (📷 photos click here King's Forest   Trevor Goodfellow
18 Jun On the 18th June 2023 we went for an early evening walk around Martin's Meadows, at least a dozen fresh Meadow Browns (📷 photo click here) plus this possible aberrant Meadow Brown showing no white eye spot (📷 photo click here) also Small Heath.  Rob and Kerry Reeve  Martin's Meadows   Rob and Kerry Reeve
18 Jun My first Small Skippers (3) of the year on Landseer on 18 June; also seen Small Heath (3), Common Blue (3), Meadow Brown (12+)  (📷 photos click here Landseer Park   Bill Plumb
18 Jun BC Garden Survey at Beccles:  Follow up to previously reported [20th & 21st May] egg laying by Holly Blues on ceanothus flower buds [also 1st instar larva on 29th May]: Found one later (3rd or probably 4th instar) larva on ceanothus flower head today -  (📷 photo click here of same larva).  The maturing flower heads make it exceptionally difficult to spot the larvae which can move relatively quickly.  The only other sighting despite a hot mostly sunny day was one worn and torn male Brown Argus basking on a blade of grass.  Although no evidence on this individual larva's precise age, it could fit with time period of the egg laying for it potentially to pupate soon.  One of the photos also shows what I assume could be a discarded skin which I understand is usually ingested by the emerged larva. Beccles TM430901 Graham Jackson
18 Jun I saw the following butterflies at Assington this morning: Large Skipper 6, Green-veined White 2, Holly Blue 2f, Meadow Brown 12, Speckled Wood 10, Small Heath. Assington   Martin Peers
18 Jun This afternoon I spotted a Holly Blue fluttering around my Buddleia. On closer inspection it was laying eggs in the flower spikes. Is this why they're becoming so common?  (📷 photo click here)   They seem to be selecting a variety of plants thia year. Rushmere St Andrew   Phil Watkinson
18 Jun At last just seen 1st Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly in my back garden this year.     bg Robert Quadling
18 Jun Fabulous roadside embankments at Marham Park BSE. Not many butterflies but meadow brown, small heath, Small Skippers, small tortoiseshell, common blue. Moths - 6-spot burnets and humming bird hawk moth  (📷 photos click here)  (i-record) Bury St Edmunds TL 83847 66745 Trevor Goodfellow
17 Jun Minsmere butterfly survey 17th June; Small copper - 4 (2nd gen), Brown argus – 1, Red admiral – 9 (fresh, local?), Speckled wood – 4, Meadow brown – 19, Small heath – 11.  Also Silver-studded blue seen on the tx for only the 2nd time. ca 5km from the nearest known colony RSPB Minsmere   Derek Eaton
17 Jun Broad-bordered Bee Hawk moth larve found feeding on woodbine on maids cross (📷 photo click here)  Lakenheath   Mark
14 Jun Encountered my very first Meadow Brown butterfly of the year sitting still upon bramble foliage.   (📷 photo click here)  Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey
14 Jun 1 Red Admiral, 5 Speckled Woods, 1 Meadow Brown. St. Margaret's  Churchyard ILketshall St. Margaret  TM 350853 Bill Davis
14 Jun This afternoon we looked for Silver-studded Blues at Blaxhall Common. 3+ were seen but not in the usual area (📷 photo click here) . There was not a lot of fresh flowering heather which is a concern.  Of interest, a Cream-spot Tiger was also seen.    Blaxhall Common   Rob and Kerry Reeve
14 Jun 2.30pm, Lots of Silver Studded Blues  (📷 photos click here Purdis Heath   Phil Watkinson
13 Jun We found 30+ Silver-studded Blues in the heather "triangle" area at Upper Hollesley Common on Tuesday,13th, morning. Including this pair,  (📷 photo click here Upper Hollesley Common   Margie & David Carter
13 Jun Butterfly Transects walked today, Meadow Brown 5, Common Blue 4, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1, Red Admiral 1, Brown Argus 1. SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
13 Jun late morning;  10+ Common Blue, 1x Small Heath (📷 photos click here), 10+ Holly Blue, 2x Speckled Wood, 1x Brown Argus, Pipers Vale   Phil Watkinson
13 Jun Lunchtime; 5+ Small Blue, 5+ Holly Blue, 3x Small Heath, 1x male Brimstone, 1x Green Hairstreak  (📷 photo click here) Landseer Park   Phil Watkinson
12 Jun 3 Brown Argus; Meadow Brown Livermere Lake   Martin Peers
12 Jun I also saw a Meadow Brown in my garden in Bury Bury St Edmunds TL8463 Martin Peers
12 Jun female Brimstone, Red Admiral. Micklemere   Martin Peers
12 Jun BC Garden Butterfly Survey:  Clouds eventually cleared during the afternoon and noted an absolutely pristine and brightly coloured male Large Skipper. It was sunning on a blade of grass at the edge of a patch of nettles. Flew off before photographed. Although the first seen this year it was 19 days later than last year's first Large skipper on site. Shortly after a Brown Argus eventually revealed underside of hind wing (📷 photos click here) in which the characteristic 'figure-of-8' pair of spots where present. The inner one, however, did not have the black centre usually seen. Also noted an Orange Tip larva on garlic mustard - only the one found on the small clump of the plants. Beccles TM430901 Graham Jackson
12 Jun Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked today, Meadow Brown 14, Red Admiral 5, Wall Brown 2 (m). SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
12 Jun Two male Green Hairstreaks going hell for leather in Blundeston Marsh Lane , with male Wall Brown in same square. Also four or more Holly Blues Blundeston TM5096 Paul Douch
11 Jun Minsmere butterfly survey week 11 - New arrivals but still very poor, Green hairstreak – 1, Small copper – 2 (2nd gen), Brown argus – 3, Common blue – 2, Red admiral – 2, Peacock – 1, Speckled wood – 13, Meadow brown – 7 (1st of the year), Small heath – 16 RSPB Minsmere   t Derek Eaton
11 Jun Peter walked transects 10 to 13 today butterflies recorded Meadow Brown 6, Holly Blue 4, Red Admiral 2, Peacock 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
11 Jun  A relief to see the first Meadow Brown ahead of the Green Farm walk Wed 14 Jun (Details click here). 10 days later than last year. 1 x brown argus and 1 x small heath along with lots of day flying moths. Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
10 Jun 10am - 14+ Silver-studded Blue  (📷 photos click here)  Guided Walk on Sat 17 Jun (Details click here) Purdis Heath SSSI   Bryan Wright
10 Jun Small White; Green-veined White 2; Red Admiral; Speckled Wood 10; Small Heath. Great Saxham TL7863 Martin Peers
10 Jun Silver-studded Blue - 4 males flying on Westleton Common this morning. Heather there (and on Dunwich Heath) dry and moribund. Westleton Common   Patrick Frew
9 Jun Fresh looking Brown Argus and Common Blue on an early morning walk through the cemetery today, (📷 photos click here) Lowestoft TM539935 James Corton
7 Jun Encountered several Brown Argus butterflies all active in the sunshine including this quite tatty winged individual at rest in the shade. (📷 photo click here Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey
7 Jun A trip to Winks Meadow on a warm and sunny late morning only produced 3 Common Blues, (📷 photo click here) noticeably quiet for bees and other insect wildlife too. Moving on to Market Weston Fen we saw 3 Marsh Fritillaries, Common Blue, Orange Tip male, and a male Brimstone plus unidentified white. Winks Meadow   Rob and Kerry Reeve
7 Jun Today was a Species Survey for 1st Gen Wall Brown, start point SWT Carlton Marshes visitor centre walking to North Cove Moorings and then back again to SWT Carlton Marshes visitor centre total distance walked 8.5 Mile, 1 Wall Brown (m) seen at the sluice this morning only SWT Carlton Marshes   t Robert Quadling
7 Jun Landseer park this afternoon, Lots of Brimstones, Holly Blues and Small Blues, a few Orange Tips, One badly damaged Brown Argus and one Small Copper. Also 3x Cinnabar moths and one Mother Shipton. (📷 photos click here Landseer Park   Phil Watkinson
5 Jun  Transects 10 to 13 walked today only  1 Wall Brown (f) recorded, 2 Wall Brown (m) at the sluice also recorded but they were not on todays transect lines, these were the only butterflies seen in 3 hrs and 20 minutes of walking SWT Carlton Marshes   t Robert Quadling
4 Jun Large White 2, Small White, Green-veined White, Orange Tip, 2mm., Common Blue, 3mm., Speckled Wood, Small Heath 3. Denham TL760617 Martin Peers
4 Jun 50+ Small Heath around the farm ,definitely a butterfly on the increase and was hardly present 15yrs ago !  (📷 photo click here)      b Graham Denny
4 Jun Single Species Survey for Wall Brown done today and 1 Wall Brown (m) recorded along the Gravel Dam Track SWT Oulton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
4 Jun Butterfly Transects Walked today, Peacock 3, Red Admiral 2, Large White 1, Speckled Wood 1,Brown Argus 1 SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
4 Jun Another good day at Landseer Park. Lots of Brimstones, Holly Blues and Orange Tips. Also a good showing of Small Blues and a single Brown Argus. Attached photos of a Brown Argus, Orange Tip, Small Blue and an almost black female Small Blue.  (📷 photos click here Landseer Park   Phil Watkinson
3 Jun Minsmere butterfly transect 3rd June. The misery continues. Probably our lowest ever June count Large white – 1, Orange tip – 1, Brown argus – 6, Red admiral – 6, Comma – 1, Speckled Wood– 15, Small heath – 2 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
3 Jun The introduced population of Small Blues at Landseer Park, Ipswich seems to be doing well: I saw 6 today. I failed to see any Dingy Skipper, but 2 were seen by someone else. Also Mother Shipton Landseer Park   b Steve Babbs
3 Jun Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked today, Wall Brown 6 (m) , Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 1, Holly Blue 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
3 Jun This afternoon at Landseer Park in warm sunshine, 10+ Brimstone (mostly male), 10+ Holly Blue, 1x Green Hairstreak, 2x Orange Tip, 1x Brown Argus, 3x Small Blue, 2x Dingy Skipper. Photos of Brown Argus, Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper and Holly Blue ovipositing.  (📷 photos click here Landseer Park   Phil Watkinson
1 Jun Green hairstreak ovipositing, Sailors Path near Hazlewood Marshes photographed 1st June. They seem to be all but done for this year now, this was the only one observed.(📷 photo click here Hazlewood Marshes   Steve Aylward
         
May SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF MF GF SPbF QoSF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 22       (📷 photo click here) 
31 May Spent around 6hrs just walking around SWT Carlton Marshes paths today and only see 1 Butterfly in total and that was a Wall Brown (m),no Butterflies flying anywhere on the reserve SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
29 May Holly Blue 1st instar larve on Ceanothus flower (📷 photo click here Beccles   Graham Jackson
29 May At least 5 Small Blue at Landseer Park today (📷 photos click here), plus 2 Green Hairstreak, 3 Holly Blue, 2 Brimstone (📷 photo click here) , 2 Orange-tip, Green-veined White and a male Common Blue.  Most of the Small Blues were near the tree line in the warmth and away from the breeze. Several Holly Blue were patrolling and at times were close enough to compare. They're big by comparison! Landseer Park TM175428 James Corton
28 May Orange Tip, Marsh Fritillary 4, Speckled Wood, Small Heath Market Weston Fen   Martin Peers
28 May Large White 4, Small White 8, Red Admiral Knetteshall airfield   Martin Peers
28 May Green-veined White, Small Tortoiseshell (fresh). Culford Lake   Martin Peers
27 May Small Heath 5,  Large White 2, Orford Chantry Marsh    
27 May Wall Brown 2  (m & f),  Green Hairstreak 2,    Holly Blue 3, Orford Churchyard   Peter Maddison
27 May Bury cemetery: Small White 2, Green-veined White 2, Orange Tip 2, Brimstone (f.), Holly Blue 8, Common Blue 2 (mm.), Brown Argus, Small Copper, Small Heath Bury cemetery   Martin Peers
27 May Small Copper making the most of the evening sunshine in Lowestoft Cemetery  (📷 photo click here Lowestoft TM539935 James Corton
27 May The Suffolk Bird Group explored the area along ride 202 (Chalk Lane) and towards ride 203 to the north this morning.   The butterfly highlight was two Dingy Skippers (📷 photo click here) at TL 8291 7534 (along the ride parallel to 202). We also found Orange Tip (5+), Small White (1), Green-veined White (1), Brimstone (1), Speckled Wood (1), Small Heath (5+), Red Admiral (1), Peacock (2), Small Tortoiseshell (1), Small Copper (6+), Green Hairstreak (1), Brown Argus (10+), Common Blue (20+, all males). So 14 species in total.   We walked through TL8274, TL8374, TL8275, TL8375. All in tetrad TL8274. I’m afraid I didn’t subdivide the butterfly sightings between these 1z1 squares although I know that the Green Hairstreak was in TL8375. King's Forest   David Walsh
27 May BC GARDEN SURVEY: . Lengthy sunshine through the day with breeze mostly Beaufort 3 from East. Just before 17.00 hours x1 male Wall Brown settled on pathway sunning itself for nearly a minute. Other sightings x2 Holly Blues both female, x2 Orange-tips both male, x1 Red Admiral, x1 Peacock. Five species in one day best so far this year. Beccles TM430901 Graham Jackson
27 May King's Forest - Ride 204. Spotted Small Copper, several Orange-tips, many Common Blues and, at top of the ride, may be three Dingy Skippers - (📷 photo click here) King's Forest   Nick Amor
26 May Checked the river wall path at North Cove today: 3 male Wall browns between Castle marshes and the 24 hour mooring. Apart from that, very quiet. North Cove   Peter Norfolk
26 May Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 walked today ,poor result  what has happened to all the butterflies? only 1 Peacock recorded on transects. Did see and record 3 Wall Brown ,1 (m) at the Sluice and 2 (m) on the Marsh Lane track SWT Carlton Marshes   t Robert Quadling
26 May A trip to market weston fen. We found  3 marsh frittillaries (📷 photo click here),  1 speckled wood,  1 small copper,  2 male orange tips,  2 holly blues.    market weston fen   Steve  & Anne  Green  & Grandson  Frankie
26 May Pleasant jaunt in Landseer Park for spring butterflies. Wasn't quite expecting a Dingy Skipper (📷 photo click here), but nothing surprises me here anymore. Good numbers of Holly Blue, Orange Tip and Green Hairstreak too Landseer Park   b Kevin Ling
25 May Minsmere butterfly survey wk9 (May 25th) Looking like it is going to be a bad year.  Large white – 2, Orange tip – 7, Small copper – 2, Brown argus – 27, Common blue – 1, Holly blue – 2, Red admiral – 6 ,Speckled wood – 13, Small heath – 5 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
25 May BC Garden Recording: Morning cloudy dull and chilly with breeze Beaufort 3 to 4.  Dry.  Clouds began to thin and break up early afternoon becoming warmer and sunny continuing into early evening.  Around 16.15hrs noted x1 Holly Blue visiting flowers of alkanet a few metres beyond back fence; open wing pattern typical of a female.  Flew around and into adjacent nettle (Urtica dioica) bed of about 10m x 10m in which flowering "comfrey" (Symphytum) also present.  Too far and difficult to get near or photograph but observed through binoculars.  Settled on flower bud of nettle and appeared to egg lay; though actual egg(s) not seen.  Disappeared into mass of nettles.  I did not know that Holly Blues laid eggs on nettle flower buds.  Previously discovered HB eggs laid on flower buds of ceanothus (20th & 21st May: already reported) remain in place to date. Beccles TM43059010 Graham Jackson
24 May Encountered a single delightful mating pair of Brown Argus butterflies found on the ground amongst Common Storksbill plants.  (📷 photo click here Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey
24 May King's Forest  : Green-veined White 3, Orange Tip 6, Brimstone (f.), Peacock. TL824728: Green-veined White 2, Orange Tip 5, Brimstone 2 (ff.), Peacock, Speckled Wood 2 (pair). TL813715: Green-veined White, Orange Tip, Red Admiral.  (all 24th May). King's Forest TL8172 Martin Peers
24 May I saw a Green Hairstreak at   on both 20th and 24th May. 📷 photos click here, perhaps suggest possible egg laying? Warren Hills TL 742743 Chris Brown (Cambridge)
24 May Single Butterfly Transect walked today for Somerleyton Estate and it was nice to finally get a good count, Small White 7, Peacock 5, Holly Blue 5, Green-veined White 5, Large White 2, Orange Tip 2, Common Blue 2, Speckled Wood 1, Wall Brown (m) 1 Somerleyton Estate   bg Robert Quadling
24 May King’s Forest a.m. - Ride 202 no dingy skippers, in fact only 1 x speckled wood, 1 x brown argus, 2 x common blues, 1 x holly blue. p.m. - Assisted by Keith Winch, Ride 204 revealed 1 x dingy skipper, clearing 5253 showed 14 x dingy skippers, and top of ride 204 after the sun warmed up, 3 x dingy skippers. Common blues plentiful (20+) all males. Also a couple of small coppers, brown argus, small heath x 3, green hairstreak x 1, maybe a dozen orange-tips – mostly females. Brimstone x 2 and peacock x 2. (DS on iRecord)  King’s Forest   Trevor Goodfellow
24 May Lovely  sunny day walked round Landseer Park Ipswich 2 male orange tips.  2 male Brimstones.  1 small Tortoiseshell. 1 small copper.  Several  Holly blues.  1 Green Hairstreak & 4 Small Blues Landseer Park Ipswich   Steve & Anne Green
24 May Had a walk round looking for Wall Brown Butterflies and was in luck this time  seen and recorded 1 Wall Brown (m) along Fisher Row path SWT Oulton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
24 May Small Heath, Brown Argus, Small Copper Martin's Meadow, Monewden TM228572 Jeremy Bartlett
23 May Painted Lady Foxburrow Reserve, Melton TM279518 Jeremy Bartlett
23 May Butterfly Transects walked  Small Copper 6, Common Blue 4, Brown Argus 3, Wall Brown 3(m) (1 in Norfolk and 2 in Suffolk), Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1 SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
22 May Red Admiral, Green Hairstreak Lots of Broom in the area Tunstall Forest, Wantisden TM371543 Jeremy Bartlett
22 May Orange Tip, Large White Staverton Park, Wantisden TM359508 Jeremy Bartlett
22 May Red Admiral, Staverton Thicks, Wantiden TM363505 Jeremy Bartlett
22 May Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked today Wall Brown 4(m), Orange Tip 3 (1m +2f), Peacock 3, Red Admiral 2, Holly Blue 2(f), Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 1. Wall Brown Butterflies  with todays 4 being recorded hopefully this is now the start of the 1st Generation beginning and numbers will increase, not only at Carlton marshes but also in the county of Suffolk SWT Carlton Marshes bg Robert Quadling
22 May At least 3 Marsh Fritillaries on the wing at Market Weston Fen this lunchtime. Only second species of Frit I've seen in U.K. Wee stunner even if illegally introduced!  (📷 photo click here)  Market Weston Fen   b Jonny Rankin
22 May Three Brown Argus from Minsmere car park.  The first is an abberant form, I believe 'semi-allous' (orange lunules reduced). For comparison, a faded and a fresh normal form.  (📷 photos click here RSPB Minsmere   James Corton
21 May Minsmere butterfly survey Wk8 sees the arrival of the Small Heaths, more Brown Argus' and decline of gen1 Small. Coppers.  Large white – 5, Green-veined White – 1, Orange tip – 3, Small copper – 3, Brown argus – 29, Red admiral – 5, Peacock – 4, Speckled Wood– 7, Small heath – 5 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
21 May x2 female Holly Blues around various shrubs when one began laying a few eggs on the Coenothus  (📷 photo click here)  . Other sightings x2 Orange Tips, x 1 Red Admiral (pristine and feeding on flowers of a whitebeam). While dry and sunny on both days the wind was mostly Beaufort 4 and often gusting making photography difficult especially of the eggs. Plan to retry when less breezy. . Beccles TM430901 Graham Jackson
20 May Small Heath, Orange Tip Melton Old Church TM294513 Jeremy Bartlett
20 May Holly Blue, Small Copper, Orange Tip School Lane, Ufford TM295524 Jeremy Bartlett
20 May Garden Survey: Ninth day recorded Holly Blues on site this year; first seen on 4th May. Usually 1 to 3 sighted each day recorded. This day x2 females sighted of which one sunning on a buddleia leaf while another lay a few eggs on unopened flower buds of a Coenothus  (📷 photos click here)  . Other sightings x2 Orange Tips, x1 Peacock. Beccles TM430901 Graham Jackson
20 May Brimstone 2 (m+f);  Orange-tip 2 (m+f);  Small Copper 2, one of which showed the hindwing blue spots of the form caeruleopunctata (📷 photo click here), and at least 7 Brown Argus (📷 photo click here). Waldringfield Church Field   Peter Maddison
20 May Butterfly of the day was definitely Holly Blue with 20 counted around town inc a female egg laying on Privet & others around Ivy. Next best was Orange Tip 10, Red Admiral 3, Small White 3, Green-veined White 3, Brimstone male, Peacock 1 Stowmarket   b John Walshe
20 May The butterflies were sheltering from the wind at SWT Hazlewood Marshes this morning, they included ten Green Hairstreaks, Common Blue, Small Copper, Brown Argus and Orange Tip. SWT Hazlewood Marshes   b David Carter
20 May 2 Small Whites, 1 Green veined White, 1 Orange - tip, 1 Holly Blue ,2 Speckled Woods. Staithe Walks Bungay TM341897 Bill Davis
20 May Wall Brown at SWT Carlton Marsh sluice this morning  (📷 photo click here) SWT Carlton Marsh   b David Borderick
20 May Green-veined White 3; Orange Tip 5; Brimstone 4 (2mm); Small Copper 2 (m.,f.); Brown Argus, 2; Holly Blue 4 (3mm); Small Heath 2. Black Bourn valley SWT   Martin Peers
20 May We had an unknown Skipper sighting at the location below. Seen at 1m but didn’t land before losing sight of it. What three words: longingly.verbs.confronts (52.3431053, 1.3423893). Could have been one of the day flying moths - Burnet Companion or Mother Shipton. We also spotted several Holly Blues, however we also saw a Blue amongst a meadow field that was keeping low and briefly alighting on the meadow plants. Could not get closer than 5m to confirm if it was a Common Blue. What three words: dignify.vegans.timed  All in a great walk with following seen: 3x Holly Blue; 3x Red Admirals; 1x Peacock; 1x Small Tortoiseshell; 2x Small Copper; 1x Green-veined White; 3x Large White; 1x Small White; 1x Orange Tip; 1x Skipper(unk); 1x Common Blue (unconfirmed); several dragonflies and a grass snake. Near Fressingfield  
Simon & Heidi Means
20 May A Brown Argus in Lowestoft Cemetery, the first I've seen there this year.(📷 photo click here). Three Small Copper and a spiralling pair of Speckled Wood too Lowestoft Cemetery TM539935 James Corton
20 May Forest ride 9 near Brandon Return visit to improve on photos taken yesterday. 8 x speckled yellow moths  (📷 photo click here) but little else apart from 8 x brown argus, a few orange tips and small coppers. 2 x peacock, 1 red admiral. Woodlark, stonechat and linnets help make a lovely walk. Brandon   Trevor Goodfellow
20 May  Several Marsh Fritallaries at Market Weston Fen at the moment, in and around the fenced off area. It's hard to say how many, minimum 3, but could be approaching double figures. (📷 photo click here)   (Up to 20 suggests another unofficial release rather than an increasing population from the small numbers seen in the last two years. Also the first sighting in other parts of England was only a week ago. Most Spring butterflies in Suffolk are 2-3 weeks late this cold year. ) Market Weston Fen   t Chris Bishop
19 May Encountered seven delightful Brown Argus butterflies all nectaring from both open common storksbill and doves foot standstill flowers. Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey
19 May Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 walked today, Peacock 3, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Green-veined White 1, Orange Tip (f) 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
19 May Two Small Coppers (📷 photo click here)  Lowestoft Cemetery TM539935 James Corton
19 May Two fresh-looking Common Blues (male and female) (📷 photo click here) noted at Sizewell this afternoon (19th May) in the dunes, my first of the year but following the drought and heat of last summer I was pleased to find any at all! Also present a Brown Argus and Small Heath in the same area near the Power Station. Sizewell   Charles Cuthbert
19 May Delighted to find Wall Brown (m) 3 (📷 photo click here), and Peacock 1 this afternoon. All in excellent condition.     David and Lilian Pitt
18 May A few days ago (on 18th May) I observed a Blue butterfly. I thought it was my first Common Blue of the year as it was purposely seeking out the Bird's foot trefoils. It turned out to be a female Holly Blue, but was not behaving like one.  I filmed a bit of its behaviour and it seemed to be possibly egg laying on the Bird's foot Trefoil.  I cannot find any reference to this as a foodplant.  (Still from video 📷 photo click here)  Over the next couple of days, 2 females seemed to be exhibiting this behaviour, but I could not get better video.  The males and subsequent females have been more interested in trees / shrubs, including holly.  I am in south Norfolk, near the border with Suffolk.  Is this behaviour common? Do you know where I can find more information on this?  The film is here on YouTube - A female Holly Blue visiting Bird's-foot-trefoil - (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v14BkD_BIIM)     Phil Wilkins
18 May One of at least 30 Green Hairstreak between East & Public Hides (📷 photo click here RSPB Minsmere   b David Borderick
18 May  Last minute Dingy Skipper survey revealed none at ride 210 but 6 at ride 204 and 4 in clearing.  3 x common blue, 2 x speckled wood, 1 x green hairstreak, 1 x small heath, 2 x small copper, 2 x red admiral, 1 x peacock, 1 x small white and several brimstone and orange tip. Female muslin moth, silver Y, cinnabar, green longhorn moths also noted. (iRecord)   King’s Forest   Trevor Goodfellow
18 May Green-veined White; Orange Tip 3 mm.; Holly Blue, m.; Common Blue, m.; Small Heath Bury cemetery TL8463 Martin Peers
18 May First butterfly count of the year at Boyton Hall - Red Admiral 5 (1 flying north), Small White 5, Orange Tip 4 (male attempting to court unreceptive female 📷 photo click here), Green-veined White 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Large White 1, Silver-Y 1 Boyton Hall   b John Walshe
18 May Finally we have our first Wall Brown Butterfly a male confirmed at the pump house today SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
17 May Sunny here but not warm.  Of the usual suspects the only ones about were Orange Tip and Holly Blue. I turned round to put some hedge clippings in a bucket and in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment caught sight of a Wall Brown just as it launched itself off the top of the coal bunker.   Orange Tip 1, Holly Blue 1, Wall Brown 1 (first this year) Somerleyton Station TM4796 Sue Cox
17 May Butterfly Transects walked today, Small Copper 4, Brown Argus 2, Peacock 1, Wall Brown 1. A second Wall Brown was seen by SWT Lound Warden  at the site office which is where i see mine and on checking photos it was a different one looking at markings, photo mine  (📷 photo click here)  SWT Lound Lakes   t Robert Quadling
17 May Two Peacocks (📷 photo click here)  seen at Darsham Marshes when the sun came out and several Orange-tips Darsham Marshes TM420692 James Corton
17 May Suffolk Butterfly Conservation Event Martlesham Wilds Field Trip Several male Orange-tips, one female Orange-tip, a Peacock (📷 photo click here)  , Holly Blue and an egg laying Red Admiral.   (📷 photos click here SWT Martlesham Wilds TM262468 James Corton
17 May Small white, Orange tip and Holly blue seen. Braziers Meadow   Michael Bamford
16 May Not a species I expected to see in Suffolk!  Marsh Fritillary (📷 photo click here). I know a couple were seen in 2021 from suspected release but may be persisting? (Could be more releases each year) SWT Market Weston Fen   b Su Gough
16 May Wall Brown Butterflies in Cop at Sudbourne Marshes  (📷 photo click here Sudbourne Marshes   John Richardson
16 May We added two new butterflies for the year today, Dingy Skipper  (📷 photo click here) at Chalk Lane, Kings Forest and Chalk Lane, Kings Forest   David Carter
16 May Small Heath  (📷 photo click here) at Cavenham Heath NNR Cavenham Heath NNR   David Carter
16 May This afternoon at Sudbourne Church we had a Painted Lady on the south facing wall of the church  (📷 photo click here)  also of interest an Oak Eggar caterpillar and a Cream-spot Tiger caterpillar.  Sudbourne Church   Rob and Kerry Reeve 
16 May 2 mile walk  10 butterfly species: Brimstone 1; Green Hairstreak 4; Green-veined White 2; Holly Blue 1; Large White 2; Orange-tip 5; Peacock 2; Red Admiral 2; Small Copper 1; Small White 1 RSPB North Warren   b Linda & Colin Graham
16 May Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked today; Peacock 15, Red Admiral 3, Orange Tip 2 (F), Small Copper 1, Green-veined White 1, Speckled Wood 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
16 May Intermittent sun, fairly cool Orange Tip 1, Small White 1, Brimstone m 1, Peacock 2, Red Admiral 1, Holly blue 1 Somerleyton Station TM4796 Sue Cox
16 May 8 Green Hairstreaks and a few scruffy Peacocks on Gorse beside Aldeburgh - Thorpeness road today. Holly Blue regular in my garden in Saxmundham RSPB North Warren   Bob Turner
16 May At last a sunny(!) morning. Found Green Hairstreak 1, Holly Blue 8, Brimstone 1, Small White 2, Green-veined White 1, Orange Tip 4, Small Copper 4, Red Admiral 1 and Small Tortoiseshell 1. Also saw Cinnabar 2 and heard a two Nightingales singing. Westleton Common   David and Lilian Pitt
16 May I saw the following butterflies in King's Forest this morning: Dingy Skipper, pair in vicinity of bird's-foot trefoil (TL837735); Brimstone 6 (3 pairs); Orange Tip 40 (half females); Green Hairstreak, one (835737); Holly Blue 2 males; Peacock 2; Speckled Wood 4; Small Heath. King's Forest TL837735 Martin Peers
15 May A Red Admiral, Peacock and one Green Hairstreak  (📷 photo click here) seen today at Minsmere in the dune slacks near to Public Hide, after work.  RSPB Minsmere TM477666 James Corton
14 May On an early evening walk walk round Martin's Meadow today (14/5/23) we had our first Small Heath of the year.  (📷 photo click here Martin's Meadow   Rob and Kerry Reeve
14 May Today in our garden we had both male and female Orange tip. The female was seen egg laying on Sweet Rocket. Also 3 x Holly Blue(📷 photos click here)  , a female Brimstone and a Red Admiral briefly. Wickham Market   Rob and Kerry Reeve
14 May Dingy weather at 11.00 yesterday, only 9 degC. After an hour walking, sun came out and boosted it to 15 degC. 1 x fresh Dingy Skipper in main clearing. Let's hope they show late rather than not at all.  (📷 photo click here King's Forest   Trevor Goodfellow
14 May Peacock 2,   Green Veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Orange Tip 2, Holly Blue 2, Brimstone male 2  female 1 Somerleyton Station TM4796 Sue Cox
14 May Peter walked Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 yesterday and recorded Peacock 7, Red Admiral 1, Brimstone 1 SWT Carlton Marshes   g Robert Quadling
14 May I've given up on the Met Office forecasts and now just look out of the window! So dashed down to Minsmere this morning for Wk 7's survey. Numbers down; 1st broods finishing maybe?  Orange tips 10, Green-veined White-1, Brimstone-1, Peacock-17, Red Admiral 8, Brown argus-7, Small Copper-1, Speckled Wood-6 RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
13 May Walked a Butterfly Transect for Somerleyton Estate this afternoon only 1 Red Admiral recorded , weather warm and overcast temp around 13c no butterflies seen flying over the fields any where on my walk Somerleyton Estate   bg Robert Quadling
11 May - sunny and warm with thunder threatening – first good day of sightings Brimstones: lots about, many sightings – max seen together: males 3, females 1 (courting behaviour seen near Buckthorn) Orange Tips: again, many sightings – max seen together 2 male Peacock: many, many sightings but max seen at same time 1.  Peacock particularly like to bask on the station platform including the brick sides along the track Somerleyton Station TM4796 Sue Cox
11 May Red Admiral at Winks Meadow, Metfield.  (📷 photo click here)  Metfield TM304798 James Corton
11 May 2 x holly blue laying eggs on dogwood today (📷 photo click here)  . Only other butterflies were 1 x peacock and 1 x orange-tip  Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
10 May Encountered my second Green Hairstreak butterfly of the year basking high up in the sunshine upon oak leaves as well as four male two female Brimstones, five Peacocks, two Green veined whites, three male and one female Orange tips, two Large whites and briefly two Holly Blue butterflies. Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey
10 May Martlesham church, 100 yds west along footpath. Orange tip. 5 male 1 female, Painted Lady. 1 Martlesham   steve fryett
10 May 3  Orange-tips, 2 Holly Blues, 1 Red Admiral . St. Margaret's Churchyard Ilketshall St. Margaret TM350853 Bill Davis
10 May A Painted Lady butterfly visiting Dandelion flowers at Sizewell this afternoon (10th May) but sadly no photo as it was moving too quickly for me, before disappearing! Hopefully a sign of more to come? Sizewell   Charles Cuthbert
10 May 5 OrangeTips (all male), 3 Brimstones (all male), Red Admiral, Small Copper, Peacock, Brown Argus.  My first ever submission to you. Hope it is Ok. Keith Winch Transect Co-ordinator for Essex Butterfly Conservation Melford Country Park, Sudbury TL855435 Keith Winch
10 May When the sun came out a few butterflies showed – brimstone x 2, peacock x 1, small white x 1, holly blue x 2 (📷 photo click here)  , comma x 1, orange tip x 2, speckled wood x 1. All in the garden at Thurston. (iRecord)  Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
10 May SWT Lound Lakes Butterfly Transects walked, Orange Tip 7 (4m+3f), Peacock 4, Red Admiral 2, Small Copper 2, Green-veined White 2, Painted Lady 1, Green hairstreak 1, Speckled Wood 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1. When the sun was out so were the Butterflies today. SWT Lound Lakes   t Robert Quadling
10 May A swathe of Common Storksbill at Martlesham Common has brought out good numbers of Brown Argus, patrolling their larval food plant. 7 fresh examples seen flying together this lunchtime  (📷 photo click here Martlesham Common   b Kevin Ling
8 May Minsmere butterfly transect week 6; Brimstone–5, Large White 1, Small white–1, Green-veined White–2, Orange tip–10, Green Hairstreak–2, Small copper–5, Brown argus-1 (1st of yr), Red admiral–3, Painted lady–2, Peacock–14, Spckled wood–15, The RAs & PLs, with 2 Silver-Y moths were all very fresh suggesting new arrivals     b Derek Eaton
8 May At Ride 202, Chalk Lane this morning,  1 x Red Admiral,  1 x Small Copper, 1 x Holly Blue , 6 x Peacock, 10+ Speckled Wood, 20+ Orange Tip, but no Dingy Skippers. . King's Forest   Margie and David Carter
8 May Holly Blue and 1st Red Admiral of the year seen at Red Gables today Red Gables   b John Walshe
8 May Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked today, Peacock18, Green-veined White 4, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Orange Tip 1, Small White 1, Comma 1,  Speckled Wood 1. SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
8 May 1 x small copper at TL833730, 1 x speckled wood at TL832736, 1 x small heath (📷 photo click here) at archery club TL829737, about 10 x orange-tip some laying eggs on cuckoo flower, a few brimstones, 2 x red admirals interested in horse muck, 1 x very small white and 2 x peacock. (downland bell micro moth record submitted). No Dingy Skippers seen.  King’s forest wordwell end TL8373 Trevor Goodfellow
8 May Painted lady seen along with 4+ Orange tip, 2+ Holly blue and female Brimstone. Gunton Warren   t James Wright
8 May Very little activity, but one female Orange-Tip.  Bradfield Woods   Nick Amor
7 May A bit scrappy  (📷 photos click here)  but reckon this is a Large Tortoiseshell ..seen in Dunwich this afternoon Dunwich   Melanie Chowns
7 May Brimstone laying eggs on tall alder buckthorn. 26 buds visited and eggs laid at most of these from low down to the very top.  (📷 photo click here Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
7 May Saw  2 Dingy Skippers at TL83017374 this afternoon. Also one Green Hairstreak at TL83307348. No white markings on underside.  (📷 photos click here Kings Forest, TL8373 Nigel Hannay
7 May First sightings in my Charsfield garden today of Brown Argus, Holly Blue and Small Heath. Charsfield   Steve Aylward
7 May Orange-tip (m), Holly Blue SW Ipswich   Richard Perryman
7 May Afternoon Poor showing at Mill Stream today, despite bright sunshine and 20C. 3x Male Orange Tip, 4x Green Veined White and a single Speckled Wood (📷 photo click here) Mill Stream, Rushmere St Andrew   Phil Watkinson
6 May  I had Comma at Sotterly near Beccles Sotterly   t Gavin Durrant
6 May  Very slow at Landguard today but I did manage to see my first Painted Lady of the year Landguard   t Will Brame
6 May Butterfly Species Update - Painted Lady and Large White this morning, we now have 11 species seen on the reserve to date SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
5 May Not a butterfly but thought you’d be interested in a single Hummingbird hawk moth nectaring on Honesty for a couple of minutes in our Barnby garden this afternoon, in between the heavy showers! Barnby   Peter Norfolk
4 May Garden Survey. First sighting of Peacock: 55days later than last year's first sighting. First sighting of Holly Blue: 20 days later than last year's. Of 10 spp. sighted by this date in 2022 only 7 seen on site this year so far. Only the Orange Tip appeared at a similar date in both years; the others all later this year. Still not sighted this year on site are Comma, Red Admiral and Green-veined White. Numbers of sightings this year also well down on last year so far. Beccles TM430901 Graham Jackson
4 May Peter Norfolk walked Butterfly transects 10 to 13 today, Peacock 6, Green-veined White 1. Sunny but a very breezy on the marshes Temp around 11c, butterflies found in sheltered areas only SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
4 May Warm & sunny afternoon  in our west Ipswich garden we had 2 male orange tips, 7 holly blues ,& 3 male brimstones Ipswich   Steve  Green
3 May Butterfly Transects walked today, 3 Peacock only recorded SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
3 May Encountered my very first Green Hairstreak butterfly of the year.  Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey
3 May Felixstowe produced a few butterflies with 1 Green Hairstreak, 2 Speckled Wood, 2 Peacock, 1 Green-veined White and 1 Orange tip Felixstowe   t Will Brame
3 May Whilst visiting Sudbourne Church on the 2/5/23 to look for possible Wall Brown butterflies, unfortunately not successful, we were fortunate to see an Emperor Moth male fly in and find this female Emperor on the spotlight of the Church (📷 photo click here) . Also seen were two Peacock butterflies.    Sudbourne   Rob and Kerry Reeve
2 May Still no sign of Dingy Skipper but 1 x holly blue, 4 x orange-tip (one laying eggs of cuckoo flower), 1 x speckled wood.   (📷 photos click here Wordwell   Trevor Goodfellow
2 May Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked today, Peacock 26, Green-veined White 3, Speckled Wood 2, Orange Tip 1,Holly Blue 1 SWT Carlton Marshes    bg Robert Quadling
1 May 8 male orange tip, 2 peacock NT Sutton Hoo   b David Gill
1 May A male Holly Blue in Lowestoft, my first of the year.  (📷 photo click here Lowestoft TM542942 James Corton
1 May A walk around the Blundeston-Somerleyton area today produced five Cranes flying up the valley through a light shower, and when the sun came out afterwards a male Wall Brown (TM502960) and three Orange Tip butterflies appeared almost instantly Somerleyton TM502960 bg Andrew Easton
         
April SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF MF GF SPbF QoSF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 16      
         
30 Apr Male and female Orange Tip at Chantry Park today. The female had just resisted the advances of the male by raising her abdomen as a sign of her disinterested. (📷 photo click here) Nice to see my first Brimstones there too  Chantry Park, Ipswich   b Kevin Ling
30 Apr Sandlings Local Nature Reserve - Rushmere St.Andrew - 30th April 23 - 10am to 12.30pm. Peacock x 3, Specked Wood x 2, Orange Tip x 5, Comma x 1, Small Tortoiseshell x 2, Holly Blue x 1  & Brimstone x 6  (📷 photos click here)  . Sandlings Local Nature Reserve   Bryan Wright
30 Apr Great to see my first Green Hairstreak of the year in north Suffolk this morning. Two fresh individuals observed North Suffolk   t Gavin Durrant
30 Apr Nice to get my first green hairstreak of the year, near the southern entrance to Corton wood. Several peacock also on the wing and a male brimstone on Gunton warren. A female brimstone was along Hubbards Loke Corton   t James Wright
30 Apr Brimstone egg laying (📷 photo click here) on buckthorn in our Riverview Melton garden today 30 th April also lots of orange tips and a blue, holly I suspect but not a good view, Melton   Rob and Libby Johnson
30 Apr My garden, Small White, male Orange Tip, male Brimstone. Bury St Edmunds   Martin Peers
29 Apr Abbey Gardens, male Holly Blue Bury St Edmunds   Martin Peers
29 Apr Ickworth, walled garden: Green-veined White on Lady's-smock flowers. Ickworth   Martin Peers
29 Apr 1 Peacock, 1 male orange tip, 1 female orange tip, 1 brimstone (📷 photo click here)  , 1 holly blue in my garden.   Halesworth   Derek Norris
29 Apr One Green-veined White (📷 photo click here), 1 Speckled Wood, numerous Brimstones and Peacocks Bradfield Woods   Nick Amor
29 Apr one Orange Tip  .  Bungay TM 3389 Bill Davis
29 Apr The magic is unfolding in Spring Wood. If I had to some up spring in four words - Bluebells and Orange Tips  (📷 photo click here Spring Wood   t Kevin Ling
29 Apr A warm sunny day with little wind! Our first Green Hairstreak of the year today in the Kings Forest, Chalk Lane  (📷 photo click here)  also Holly Blue, Green Veined White , Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood and good numbers of both Brimstone an Orange Tip. Kings Forest   Margie and David Carter
29 Apr   afternoon visit we recorded our first Small Copper also Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock an again good numbers of Brimstone and Orange Tip. Regards Cavenham Heath NNR   Margie and David Carter
29 Apr A Peacock (📷 photo click here)  and a female Brimstone at Rams Meadow car park, Bury St Edmunds today.  Female Brimstone put in a brief appearance too but did not settle Bury St Edmunds TL858645 James Corton
29 Apr 2 male Brimstones at Beccles bypass today Beccles TM449900  
29 Apr 1st Speckled Wood & 4 Orange Tips (2 f) Greens Meadows, 1st Holly Blue Gipping Way/Crown St rdbt, 2 male Brimstone, 2 Green-veined white s Takers Lane Wood     t John Walshe
29 Apr Went for a stroll round SWT Carlton Marshes this afternoon, what a difference full sun and warm air makes, 26 Peacocks ,1 Brimstone, 2 Speckled Wood, 1 Orange Tip, 4 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Green-veined white seen and recorded SWT Carlton Marshes   b Robert Quadling
29 Apr At last the weather relents & we managed our first full BC Suffolk transect survey RSPB Minsmere today: Brimstone – 6, Large white – 1, Green-veined white – 7, Orange tip – 17, Small copper – 3, Peacock – 12, Speckled wood – 12 RSPB Minsmere transect   t Derek Eaton
29 Apr King’s forest wordwell end.  40+ brimstones, 1 speckled wood, 1 holly blue, 1 Small Copper (📷 photos click here), 5 peacock, 20 orange-tip, 1 small white. Zero dingy skippers, zero green hairstreak. King’s Forest Wordwell end   Trevor Goodfellow
29 Apr First Painted Lady of the year on the North Rail Terminal at Felixstowe Docks Felixstowe Docks   t Simon Piotrowski
29 Apr First proper butterfly walk of the year through Northfield Wood, Onehouse, Suffolk Peacock, Comma, Brimstone, Orange-tip, Small Tortoiseshell Northfield Wood   t Mark Brewster
29 Apr This morning a few green-veined white butterflies were on the wing at SWT Lackford Lakes  (📷 photo click here)  SWT Lackford Lakes   t Michael Andrews
28 Apr Encountered my very first Small Copper butterfly of the year nectaring from Ground Ivy flowers. Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey
27 Apr  A few male Orange Tip butterflies out and about today at Kelsale, Suffolk, in mostly cool and breezy conditions  Kelsale   b Charles Cuthbert
27 Apr Pristine Peacock butterfly - one of three seen today SWT Carlton Marsh   Julie Durrant
27 Apr Today in our Wickham Market garden we had three Holly Blue butterflies  (📷 photo click here). Very quiet for other butterflies. Wickham Market   Rob and Kerry Reeve
26 Apr Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 walked only 1 Peacock Recorded but on my way back to visitor centre 1 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Red Admiral were seen off todays transect lines SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
24 Apr Butterfly Transects 1 to 9 walked result no Butterflies counted not one seen anywhere in flight or on the ground SWT Carlton Marshes    bg Robert Quadling
23 Apr In less than perfect conditions at Trimley Marshes SWT reserve a Green Hairstreak (the same one as next entry) was my first for the year also a single Peacock in the rain  Trimley Marshes   Will Brame
23 Apr Great fun at Trimley Marshes SWT this morning. Hobby, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper and 5 Common Tern all new for 2023. Plenty of birds to see on and over the Reserve but the star of the show was a stunning Green Hairstreak  (📷 photo click here Trimley Marshes   t Justin Zantboer
21 Apr Peacock, male Brimstone, Tortoiseshell, This afternoon on the Lairs.   Piper's Vale   Janet Wickiewicz
21 Apr Quite a few Peacocks around today plus one Orange tip (my first this year). Kessingland   b Julie Durrant
21 Apr A bit of sun in the afternoon today, saw 3 Peacock and 1 male Orange-tip at North Cove reserve. North Cove   Peter Norfolk
21 Apr 2 male orange tips  in our sunny  west Ipswich  garden  . Ipswich W   Steve Green
20 Apr Between 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m we had the following butterflies: Comma x 2, Holly Blue, Orange Tip x 2, Peacock x 9, Small Tortoiseshell and Speckled Wood x 4. A sunny and breezy morning.  (📷 photos click here Church Farm Marshes   Rob and Kerry Reeve, Steve and Anne Green  
20 Apr Peter Norfolk walked Transects 10 to 13. Butterflies Recorded 2 Peacock, this April is a poor start for butterflies compared to last year SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
20 Apr Speckled wood x 2 (📷 photo click here)  , Brimstone x 2, peacock x 2. SWT Lackford Lakes   Trevor Goodfellow
20 Apr Green Hairstreak x 1 (📷 photo click here) , Peacock x 3, Comma x 1, Orange-tip x 1, Brimstone x 2. King’s Forest TL828750 Trevor Goodfellow
19 Apr My garden, West Road: Speckled Wood Bury St Edmunds   Martin Peers
19 Apr 10 Peacock,1 Comma,2 Speckled Wood,1 Orange Tip seen and recorded SWT Carlton Marshes   t Robert Quadling
19 Apr 2 Speckled  Wood . St.Margaret's  Churchyard ILketshall St. Margaret TM.350853 Bill Davis
19 Apr Comma Butterfly seen in my back  garden it did not settle anywhere. Lowestoft TM 535 922 bg Robert Quadling
19 Apr First holly blue of the year in the garden. Noted via @iRecordWildlife after it fluttered past the conservatory and rested briefly on our ceanothus. Onehouse   b Mark Brewster
18 Apr Frustrated by the awful spring on the Suffolk coast we decided to count butterflies  Results of the years 1st survey: Green- veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Peacock 4, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 3. No odonata yet to my knowledge RSPB Minsmere   b Derek Eaton
18 Apr Butterfly transects walked today and only 2 Peacock were recorded. We need warmer weather with plenty of sun. After you left Rob, the sun did appear.. and so did speckled wood, comma and large white SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
17 Apr Nearly forgot saw 1st male Orange-tip outside mine at Farriers Road, IP14 2NS. Still only my 4th spp this year after Peacock, Comma & Brimstone Stowmarket IP14 2NS t John Walshe
17 Apr Speckled Wood on railway tracks at Stowmarket Train Station. Stowmarket   Fred Hanniffy
17 Apr Butterfly Transects  1 to 9 walked today resulted in only 8 Peacock recorded, although we had sunny periods we still have a chilly wind blowing which is not helping to boast numbers or species SWT Carlton Marshes   b Robert Quadling
17 Apr 5 x brimstone, 4 x peacock, 1 x orange tip male (📷 photo click here)  . (iRecord)  King's forest North Stow   Trevor Goodfellow
17 Apr Brimstone female and male x 1, orange-tip female x 1, small tortoiseshell x 2, peacock x 1. (iRecord) Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
17 Apr male Holly Blue; Peacock; Small Tortoiseshell. Bury cemetery TL8463 Martin Peers
17 Apr 2 male Orange Tips; 4 Peacocks; Small Tortoiseshell Culford Lake TL8270 Martin Peers
16 Apr A conversation with Nigel Odin about Green Hairstreak resulted in N.O. mentioning that he and Eric Patrick had one at Landguard bird observatory Landguard   Will Brame
16 Apr male + female Brimstone; Peacock. King's Forest TL8275 Martin Peers
16 Apr Green- veined White in our Parkhill, North Lowestoft garden made it our 6th butterfly species in the garden within the last 24 hours! Lowestoft   Peter Ransome
15 Apr We had our first Holly Blue of the year in our Wickham Market garden Wickham Market   Rob and Kerry Reeve 
15 Apr Garden, West Road, male Orange Tip Bury St Edmunds   Martin Peers
15 Apr Lovely walk round Combs Wood this afternoon. Lots of early spring flowers out, 14 Peacock, 2 Comma & male Brimstone SWT Combs Wood   t John Walshe
15 Apr lovely warm afternoon in our west Ipswich  garden 3 male Brimstones  & 1 Comma Ipswich W   Steve Green
15 Apr Brimstone, Large White, Peacock, Red Admiral & Comma in our Parkhill garden (an oasis of green in a sea of concrete & awful plastic grass) in quick succession at lunchtime my very belated first butterflies of this year Lowestoft   Peter Ransome
15 Apr Just seen our first Green-veined White Butterfly on the reserve this afternoon at 1.55pm.  Went specifically looking for Orange-tip and Green-veined White Butterflies, no Orange-tip seen but 2 Green-veined White and a Brimstone seen and recorded SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
11 Apr Comma... first Butterfly of the year. Bungay   Bill Davis
11 Apr Butterflies Recorded on  Transects 1 to 9 today, Peacock 13, Small Tortoiseshell 10.  Numbers starting to increase now SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
11 Apr On a walk from Kingston car park to Kyson Hill this morning , 11th April, we saw this Peacock and Brimstone. (📷 photo click here Kyson Hill   Rob and Kerry Reeve, Steve and Anne Green
11 Apr Sightings at Pound farm woodland Cransford/ Great Glemham.  Brimstone 1, Orange Tip male 2, Speckled Wood 1, Comma 2, Peacock 6, Cransford/ Great Glemham TM322630 Val Sherwen
11 Apr Everyone loves a Peacock. Many singles and pairs spotted at Burgh Castle this afternoon (East Suffolk for recording purposes) Burgh Castle   b Julie Durrant
11 Apr 2 Peacocks. King's Forest (North Stow)   Martin Peers
9 Apr (garden):  Small White, female Brimstone, Peacock. Bury St Edmunds TL8463 Martin Peers
9 Apr Our first Small Tortoiseshell, (📷 photo click here), of the year at Shingle Street allotments today and also nfy a Holly Blue. Shingle Street   Margie & David Carter
9 Apr Large Tortoiseshell was on the edge of SWT Church Farm Marshes & Blackheath Wenhaston (📷 photo click here) Blackheath, Wenhaston TM423746 Jane Ferguson
9 Apr A walk along river Gipping this morning saw 4 Small Tortoiseshells.  1 male Brimstone very warm & sunny River Gipping   Steve Green
9 Apr This afternoon in our west  Ipswich garden 2 male Brimstones  and 1 female  Brimstone  & 1 peacock  & 1 small white Ipswich W   Steve Green
9 Apr Brimstone and Peacock in my garden in Laxfield plus 2 Small White round a field of oil-seed rape just north of the village. Laxfield   Mike TUrton
9 Apr Male loitering near the buckthorn we planted two years ago in our Melton garden,  Melton   Rob Johnson
7 Apr Brimstones 2 males and 1 female seen spiralling together over the Buckthorn hedge Somerleyton Station TM4796 Sue Cox
7 Apr Several butterflies, Peacock, Comma and an Orange-tip Rushmere   Lynne Hall
7 Apr
Lovely sunny day in our west Ipswich garden.  1 male Brimstone  and first for this year  1 Holly Blue.   
Ipswich W   Steve Green
7 Apr First Holly Blue for me Bentley   Michael Bamford
7 Apr One perhaps two brimstones seen this morning in Bradfield Woods Bradfield Woods   Nick Amor
7 Apr Our first butterfly of the year. A smart male Brimstone on Martlesham Heath. Martlesham Heath   Jenny & Gary Plank
5 Apr At last!  My butterfly season's off the mark. This year it was a long wait and, just like buses, three Peacocks came along at once. Plus a Small Tortoiseshell for good measure. Great day in Lowestoft Lowestoft   James Corton
5 Apr Nice sighting of a Camberwell Beauty at a private site this afternoon Little Stonham   Barry Woodhouse
5 Apr 1 male Brimstone in our garden west Ipswich   Steve Green
5 Apr Peacock, Brimstone (f) Kiln Meadow   Richard Perryman
5 Apr Butterfly Transects 10 to 13 walked today and 4 Peacock recorded again these were seen in sheltered areas where there was some warmth from the sun SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
5 Apr 2 Brimstones, 4 Commas (all within 2 metres) & a Peacock Needham Market TM093552  
4 Apr (garden): Peacock Bury St Edmunds TL8463 Martin Peers
4 Apr Went for half hour walk over the park at Midday. Saw the following 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Brimstone, 6 Peacock, 4 Comma. (📷 photos click here) Landseer Park   Sarah Chamberlin
4 Apr Encountered two stunning Brimstone butterflies, seven Peacocks, five Commas and my very first Small Tortoiseshell butterfly of the year basking in the sun. Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable-Davey
4 Apr 1 peacock, 1male brimstone today at midday Wilford bridge melton   Peter Compton
4 Apr First walk for Butterfly Transects done today  only 1 Peacock recorded, sunny day and sheltered areas were warm but the breeze still has a cold edge to it. SWT Lound Lakes   bg Robert Quadling
4 Apr Just had my first Small White of the year opposite the Felixstowe Customs Viewpoint road Felixstowe also 1 Comma Peewit Hill Felixstowe     Will Brame
3 Apr 5 Peacocks and 1 Comma Kirton Creek   Will Brame
3 Apr A little late this year but finally saw my first butterflies of the year. Peacock and Comma Martlesham Common   b Kevin Ling
3 Apr Thrilled to see my first butterflies this year. Comma, Peacock & Small Tortoiseshell all within minutes of each other in . The colours of the Peacock looked stunning in the bright sun, although slight damage to a wing. Blundeston   Julie Durrant
3 Apr First walk for Transects 1 to 9 carried out today. Butterflies recorded 3 Peacock wind chilly but sheltered spots on the reserve quite warm in the sun. SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
3 Apr This afternoon (3rd April) we saw four Peacock butterflies on a walk around Blaxhall Common. Blaxhall Common   Rob and Kerry Reeve
3 Apr One beautiful male Brimstone today at Mansbrook Boulevard Ravenswood Ipswich   Peter Compton
2 Apr Brimstone, comma, peacock SWT Bromeswell Green    
2 Apr Brimstone, comma, peacock Newbourne Springs   b David Gill
2 Apr Sandlings Local Nature Reserve - Rushmere St.Andrew this afternoon - 3 x Comma (📷 photo click here), 2 x Brimstone and 5 x Peacocks. Sandlings LNR   Bryan Wright
2 Apr Peacock - Late afternoon temp only 8C with cold wind. Ipswich SW   Richard Perryman
2 Apr This Peacock butterfly was at RSPB Hollesley Marshes this morning.  (📷 photo click here RSPB Hollesley Marshes   Margie & David Carter
2 Apr 2/4/23 Encountered my very first two Comma butterflies of the year basking in the sun upon brambles as well as three basking Peacock butterflies.  Ravenswood Ipswich   Daniel Cable Davey
         
March SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF MF GF SPbF QoSF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 6       (📷 photo click here) 
         
31 Mar First Orange-tip at newbourne yesterday 31st March also brimstone Newbourne   Robert Johnson
30 Mar An afternoon walk through the Sandlings Local Nature Reserve - Rushmere St.Andrew produced 1 x Comma, 2 x Peacock  (📷 photo click here)   and 4 x Brimstone. Sandlings LNR   Bryan Wright
30 Mar Butterfly Species update - with sightings from SWT Lound Warden for the 30th March of Brimstone and Peacock we now have 4 species of Butterflies seen on the reserve to date SWT Lound Lakes    bg Robert Quadling
30 Mar One Small Tortoiseshell in Lidl car park Felixstowe and a brimstone at Trimley on the way home today, happy days Felixstowe   Peter Compton
30 Mar Our first butterfly of the year today.  A Comma. Flowton TM085470 Rob Clements
24 Mar Saw a Small Tortoiseshell, on 24th March basking on a roof of house in Pinecroft Way Needham Market despite the strong winds. Needham Market   Brian Webberley
24 Mar One small tortoiseshell trying to escape the shed today. Some nectar sources available so I hope it survives Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
23 Mar  Butterfly Update  just had reported a Brimstone  so we now have 4 species of Butterflies  seen on the reserve to date SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
23 Mar Brimstone Castle Marshes   t Lewis Yates
23 Mar From Landguard, Moths were thin on the ground because of the strong winds in the night. However, the sunny conditions during the morning were conducive to our first butterfly records of the year, with a peacock and a comma out on the nature reserve Landguard NR   t
23 Mar Butterfly Update  just had reported a Brimstone SWT Carlton Marshes   t Robert Quadling
22 Mar I saw 4 Brimstones today in Needham Market.These were at upper car boot site over the river Gipping & 2 near the railway track.  My first Brimstones this year. Needham Market   Brian Webberley
22 Mar BRIMSTONE Bury St Edmunds SN8463 Martin Peers
21 Mar Brimstone butterfly 21 March river Gipping path 300m up river from boss hall above railway bridge boss hall   Val Sherwen
20 Mar Saw 2 male brimstones in our west Ipswich  garden today. Ipswich W   steve green
15 Mar Chilly but sunny day lured one Small Tortoiseshell out. Thurston   Trevor Goodfellow
13 Mar Small Tortoiseshell was seen SWT Lound Lakes   t Robert Quadling
13 Mar A Red Admiral on Snowdrop flowers, seen and photographed at Kelsale, Suffolk on 13th March 2023, my first butterfly of the year -(📷 photo click here) Kelsale   Charles Cuthbert
         
February SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF MF GF SPbF QoSF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 4      
         
22 Feb My first  butterfly in my back  garden this year just now at  1.16pm today a single Red Admiral     gb Robert Quadling
20 Feb COMMA Barrow area SN763643 Martin Peers
20 Feb Two or more Brimstones very active in Ashground Plantation in glorious sunshine   (📷 photo click here Belstead Brook Park   Bill Plumb
20 Feb Brimstone butterfly seen along roadside verge on road   (📷 photo click here between Yoxford & Westleton   Val Lockwood
20 Feb A Peacock was reported to me seen at the Turnpike Hide and I see a Small Tortoiseshell on the path by the small wood leading to Whitecast Marsh, we now have 3 Species of Butterflies seen on the reserve to date SWT Carlton Marshes    tRobert Quadling
20 Feb 1 Brimstone East Ipswich TM 192421 Fred Hanniffy
17 Feb Brimstone flew through garden in Ladbrook Close Elmsett    
14 Feb Seen my first Butterfly for this year a Red Admiral along the path to the Turnpike Hide this morning SWT Carlton Marshes   bg Robert Quadling
13 Feb My first brimstone male spotted at the roadside fornham st martin   Trevor goodfellow
13 Feb Traffic in Ipswich rather scuppered my plans this morning, but it meant I was unexpectedly back home when the first Red Admiral and Buff-tailed Bumblebee of the year appeared in my garden  (📷 photo click here S Ipswich   t David Walsh
9 Feb We had our first Butterfly sighting today 1 Red Admiral reported SWT Carlton Marshes   t Robert Quadling
4 Feb A late report has confirmed our first Butterfly  sighting on the reserve  for 2023  on the 4th February of a Red Admiral SWT Lound Lakes   t Robert Quadling
3 Feb 1 peacock butterfly seen on footpath between New Road and Valley Farm Melton   Val Lockwood
2 Feb My first Butterfly this year a Red Admiral near Falkenham Church Falkenham Church   t Will Brame
2 Feb Peacock x 1 flew from shed Thurston   Trevor goodfellow
         
January SwT DS ES SS LS OT LW SW GvW CY B WB SpW SH R MB GK MW Gr SwF DgF MF GF SPbF QoSF WA PE RA PL P ST C LT CmB SC PH GH WlH BH HB SsB BA CB ChB SB LtB - Total species seen 3       (📷 photo click here) 
         
11 Jan Peacock butterfly - my 1st butterfly sighting of the year seen along footpath near Bloomfield’s Farm , in valley behind Black Tiles area, Martlesham   Val Lockwood
11 Jan At 12.30pm today, we had a Red Admiral from Martlesham Church car park after a walk around the new SWT site of Martlesham Wilds. It was sunny but blustery.  ,  SWT Martlesham Wilds   Rob and Kerry Reeve
10 Jan Small Tortoiseshell just appeared from nowhere (📷 photo click here Oulton Broad NR33 b Mark Ellis
2 Jan Very surprised to have just seen my first butterfly of the year - especially as it was a Brimstone Long Melford   t Darren Underwood
         

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


Clifden nonpareil
Small Tortoiseshell - photo Mark Ellis


Red Admiral - photo David Walsh

Brimstone - photo Val Lockwood

Brimstone - photo Bill Plumb

Red Admiral - photo Charles Cuthbert


Peacock - photo Bryan Wright

Peacock - photo David Carter

Comma - photo Bryan Wright


Peacock - photo Sarah Chamberlin


Brimstone - photo Sarah Chamberlin


Large Tortoiseshell - photo Jane Ferguson


Small Tortoiseshell - photo David Carter


Brimstone - photo Rob Reeve


Orange-tip (male) - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Green Hairstreak - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Speckled Wood - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Comma - photo Rob Reeve


Small Tortoiseshell - photo Rob Reeve


Green Hairstreak - photo Justin Zantboer


Holly Blue - photo Rob Reeve


Green-veined White - photo Michael Andrews


Small Copper - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Brimstone - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Orange-tip (f) - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Peacock - photo James Corton


Green Hairstreak - photo David Carter


Orange-tip (m) - photo Kevin Ling


Green-veined White - photo Nick Amor


Brimstone egg laying - photo Rob and Libby Johnson


Brimstone - photo Bryan Wright


Holly Blue - photo Bryan Wright


 
Orange-tip (m & f) - photo Kevin Ling


Brimstone - photo Derek Norris


Holly Blue - photo James Corton


Holly Blue - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Orange-tip (f) - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Emperor Moth - photo Rob Reeve


Speckled Wood - photo Phil Watkinson


Brimstone egg laying - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Dingy Skipper - photo Nigel Hannay


Green Hairstreak - photo Nigel Hannay


Small Heath - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Large Tortoiseshell - photo Melanie Chowns


Large Tortoiseshell - photo Melanie Chowns


Brown Argus - photo Kevin Ling


Holly Blue - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Holly Blue - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Red Admiral - photo James Corton


Green Hairstreak - photo James Corton


Painted Lady - photo Rob Reeve

Wall Browns - photo John Richardson

Marsh Fritillary - photo Su Gough


Orange-tip - photo James Corton


Red Admiral - photo James Corton


Peacock - photo James Corton


Wall Browns - photo Robert Quadling


Orange-tip - photo John Walshe


Dingy Skipper - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Dingy Skipper - photo David Carter


Small Heath - photo David Carter
Green Hairstreak - photo JDavid Borderick


Peacock - photo James Corton


Wall Brown - photo David and Lilian Pitt


Common Blue - photo Charles Cuthbert


Common Blue - photo Charles Cuthbert


Small Copper - photo James Corton


Orange-tip - photo Rob Reeve


Holly Blue - photo Rob Reeve


Small Heath - photo Rob Reeve


Marsh Fritillary - photo Chris Bishop


Speckled Yellow moth - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Brown Argus - photo James Corton


Wall Brown - photo David Borderick


Small Copper abb. caeruleopunctata - photo Peter Maddison

Brown Argus - photo Peter Maddison


Brown Argus abb. semi-allous' - photo James Corton


Brown Argus faded - photo James Corton


Browmn Argus normal - photo James Corton


Marsh Fritillary - photo Jonny Rankin


Holly Blue egg laying on Ceanothus - photo Graham Jackson

Holly Blue eggs on Ceanothus - photo Graham Jackson


Holly Blue egg laying on Ceanothus - photo Graham Jackson


Holly Blue egg laying on Bird's Foot Trfoil - photo Phil Wilkins


Green Hairstreak - photo Chris Brown


Green Hairstreak - photo Chris Brown


Dingy Skipper - photo Kevin Ling


Marsh Fritillary - photo JAnne  Green


Dingy Skipper - photo Nick Amor


Dingy Skipper - photo David Walsh


Small Copper - photo James Corton


Small Blue - photo James Corton


Small Blue - photo James Corton


Brown Argus - photo Daniel Cable-Davey


Holly Blue 1st Instar larva on Ceanothus flower - photo Graham Jackson


Brimstone - photo James Corton


Green Hairstreak - photo Steve Aylward


Brown Argus - photo Phil Watkinson


Green Hairstreak - photo Phil Watkinson


Dingy Skipper - photo Phil Watkinson


Holly Blue - photo Phil Watkinson


Brown Argus - photo Phil Watkinson


Orange-tip - photo Phil Watkinson


Small Blue - photo Phil Watkinson


Small Blue female - photo Phil Watkinson


Small Blue - photo Phil Watkinson


Small Heath - photo Graham Denny


Small Copper - photo Phil Watkinson


Cinnibar Moths - photo Phil Watkinson


Mother Shipton moth - photo Phil Watkinson


Common Blue - photo Rob Reeve


Brown Argus - photo James Corton


Common Blue - photo James Corton


Brown Argus - photo Daniel Cable-Davey


Silver-studded Blue - photo Bryan Wright


Silver-studded Blue - photo Bryan Wright


Brown Argus - photo Graham Jackson


Brown Argus - photo Graham Jackson


Common Blue - photo Phil Watkinson


Small Heath - photo Phil Watkinson


Green Hairstreak - photo Phil Watkinson


Silver-studded Blue - photo David Carter


Silver-studded Blue - photo David Carter


Silver-studded Blue male - photo Phil Watkinson


Silver-studded Blue female - photo Phil Watkinson


Silver-studded Blue - photo Rob Reeve


Meadow Brown - photo Daniel Cable-Davey


Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth larve - photo Mark


Hummingbird Hawkmoth - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Six-spot Burnets - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Holly Blue laying eggs on Buddleia - photo Phil Watkinson


Holly Blue larva on Ceanothus - photo Graham Jackson


Holly Blue larva on Ceanothus - photo Graham Jackson


Common Blue - photo Bill Plumb


Small Skipper - photo Bill Plumb


Small Skipper - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Clouded Buff - photo Trevor Goodfellow


White-letter Hairstreak - photo Will Brame


Silver-washed Fritillary - photo David Borderick


Ringlet - photo David Walsh


Small White - photo Robert Quadling


Meadow Brown - photo Rob Reeve


Meadow Brown aberration- photo Rob Reeve


Small Tortoiseshell - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Meadow Brown - photo Phil Watkinson


Large Skipper - photo Phil Watkinson


Large Skipper - photo Rob Reeve


Holly Blue - photo James Corton


Brimstone caterpillar - photo James Corton


White Admiral - photo Chris Lansdell


Purple Emperor - photo Rik Foulkes


Essex Skipper? - photo Nick Amor


Small Skipper - photo Nick Amor


Marbled White - photo Bill Plumb


Essex Skipper - photo Bill Plumb


White Admiral - photo Andrew Neild


Ringlet - photo Graham Jackson


Painted Lady - photo David Carter


Marbled Whites - photo Daniel Cable-Davey


Marbled White - photo Ron Smith


Purple Hairstreak - photo Rik Foulkes


Silver-washed Fritillary - photo David Carter


White Admiral - photo David Carter


Small Heath - photo David Pitt


Cream-spot Tiger Moth - photo David Pitt


Marbled White - photo Daniel Cable-Davey


Gatekeeper - photo Daniel Cable-Davey


Gatekeeper - photo Daniel Cable-Davey


Scarlet Tiger Moth - photo Mark Brown


Purple Hairstreak - photo Rob Reeve


Meadow Brown - photo James Corton


Meadow Brown - photo James Corton


Small Tortoiseshell - photo James Corton


Ringlet - photo James Corton


Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Ringlet - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Essex Skipper - photo Daniel Cable-Davey


Small Heath - photo Paul Gilson


Meadow Brown - photo James Corton


Small Skipper - photo James Corton


Ringlet - photo Phil Watkinson


Ringlets - photo Phil Watkinson


Speckled Wood - photo Phil Watkinson


Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Phil Watkinson


Silver-washed Fritillaries - photo Phil Watkinson


Painted Lady - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Essex Skipper - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Purple Emperor - photo David Borderick


Six-spot Burnet - photo James Corton


Essex Skipper - photo Steve & Anne Green


Purple Emperor - photo Karen Bainbridge


Ringlet - photo Daniel Cable-Davey


Grayling - photo Mike Smith


Silver-studded Blue - photo Stephen Cottrell


Comma - photo James Corton


Purple Emperor - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Scarlet Tiber Moth - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Brown Argus ab. snelleni- photo Steve  & Anne  Green. 


White Admiral - photo Phil Watkinson


White Admiral - photo Phil Watkinson

Painted Lady - photo Phil Watkinson


Cinnabar caterpillars - photo Phil Watkinson


Purple Emperor - photo Paul Seabrook


Gatekeeper - photo David Carter


Grayling - photo David Carter


White-letter Hairstreak - photo David Carter


Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Bill Plumb


Red Admiral - photo James Corton


Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Linda Reed


White Admiral - photo Linda Reed


White-letter Hairstreak - photo Rob Reeve 


Small Copper - photo Rob Reeve 


Small Heath - photo Rob Reeve 


White-letter Hairstreak - photo James Corton


White Admiral - photo Angela Lord


Purple Emperor - photo Angela Lord


Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Angela Lord


Marbled Whites - photo Phil Watkinson


Brown Argus - photo Phil Watkinson


Purple Hairstreak - photo Nick Percival


Purple Hairstreak - photo Nick Percival


Lime Hawkmoth - photo Nick Percival


Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Sam Brown


White-letter Hairstreak - photo James Corton


White-letter Hairstreak - photo Nick Percival


Hummingbird Hawkmoth - photo Phil Watkinson


Hornet Moth - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Purple Emperor - photo David Pitt


Purple Emperor - photo David Pitt


Queen of Spain Fritillary - photo David Gill


Queen of Spain Fritillary - photo David Gill


Brimstone - photo Rob Reeve


Brown Argus - photo Rob Reeve


Gatekeeper - photo Rob Reeve


White Admiral - photo James Corton


White-letter Hairstreak - photo James Corton


Silver-washed Fritillary - photo Sarah Doe


Purple Emperor - photo Kirstie Last


Purple Emperor - photo Kirstie Last


Queen of Spain Fritillary - photo Michael Bamford


Queen of Spain Fritillary - photo Michael Bamford


Queen of Spain Fritillary - photo Adrian Doling


White-letter Hairstreak - photo Rob Clements


Clouded Yellow - photo Kevin Ling


White Admiral - photo James Corton


Painted Lady - photo James Corton


Painted Lady - photo James Corton


Essex Skipper - photo James Corton


Brown Argus ab. snellini - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Peacocks - photo Rob Reeve


Brown Hairstreak - photo David Walsh


Queen of Spain Fritillary - photo Phil Watkinson


Marbled White - photo David Walsh


White Admiral - photo Lawrence Garside


Brown Argus - photo James Corton


Red Admiral - photo James Corton


Wall Brown - photo David Borderick


Wall Brown - photo David Pitt


Brown Hairstreak - photo Rob Seago


Brown Hairstreak - photo Rob Seago


Grayling - photo Phil Watkinson


Wall Brown - photo David Carter


Silver-washed Fritillary - photo John Heywood


Jersey Tiger Moth - photo Steve & Anne Green


Wall Brown - photo Rob Reeve


Wall Brown - photo Julie Durrant


Wall Brown - photo John Knowles


Brown Hairstreak - photo Rob Seago


Long-tailed Blue - photo David Borderick


Clouded Yellow - photo David Pitt


Clouded Yellow - photo David Pitt


Wall Brown - photo Rob Reeve


Brown Hairstreak - photo David Dowding


Brown Hairstreak - photo David Dowding


Brown Hairstreak eggs - photo David Dowding


Gatekeeper - photo Alan Trevelyan


Convolvulus Hawkmoth - photo Paul Edwards


Jersey Tiger Moth - photo Glenn King


Small Copper - photo James Roberts


Small Copper ab schmidtii - photo James Roberts


Small Heath - photo Trevor Goodfellow


Small Copper - photo James Corton


Gatekeeper - photo James Corton


Comma - photo Rob Reeve


Queen of Spain Fritillary - photo Ian Ralphs


Meadow Brown - photo Will Brame


Clouded Yellow - photo David Bird


Clifden nonpareil - photo Paul Edwards


Clifden nonpareil - photo Paul Edwards


Clouded Yellow - photo David Carter


Clouded Yellow - photo David Carter


Clouded Yellow - photo Graham Jackson


Comma - photo Graham Jackson


Brown Argus - photo Graham Jackson


Meadow Brown - photo David Carter


Meadow Brown - photo David Carter


Small Copper - photo Graham Jackson


Brown Argus - photo Graham Jackson


Brown Argus - photo Graham Jackson


Red Admiral - photo Craig Messenger


Brown Argus - photo Graham Jackson


Brown Argus egg - photo Graham Jackson


Brown Argus egg - photo Graham Jackson


Brown Argus ab. snelleni - photo Graham Jackson


Hummingbird Hawkmoth - photo Phil Watkinson


Small Tortoiseshell - photo Graham Jackson


Brown Argus larve - photo Graham Jackson

Brown Argus - photo Graham Jackson
No "figure of eight" ab. directa?


Brown Argus - photo Graham Jackson


Brown Argus - photo Graham Jackson
No "figure of eight" ab. directa?


Small Tortoiseshell - photo Rob Reeve


Clouded Yellow - photo David Carter


Speckled Wood - photo Rob Reeve


Speckled Wood  photo David Carter


Red Admiral - photo Rob Reeve


Peacock - photo David Bird


     
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