Male Orange Tip
First sightings of 2018

Please report all butterfly observations to either Peter Glenister or Keith Balmer, the joint Bedfordshire Butterfly Recorders.

You can report butterflies online.

The season is being summarized HERE.

This table is really just for fun...

Species 2018 2017* 2016 2015
Small Skipper 13/06/17 19/06/16 28/06/15
Essex Skipper 11/06/17 04/07/16 03/07/15
Large Skipper 31/05/17 06/06/16 30/05/15
Dingy Skipper 29/04/17 04/05/16 27/04/15
Grizzled Skipper 19/04/17 04/05/16 27/04/15
Clouded Yellow 23/06/17 30/08/16 30/05/15
Brimstone Bradger's Hill RK 15/02/18 07/02/17 12/03/16 18/02/15
Large White 08/04/17 02/04/16 06/04/15
Small White 21/03/17 29/03/16 06/04/15
Green-veined White 28/03/17 31/03/16 14/04/15
Orange-tip 28/03/17 31/03/16 06/04/15
Green Hairstreak 07/04/17 04/05/16 15/04/15
Purple Hairstreak 18/06/17 17/07/16 24/06/15
White Letter Hairstreak 13/06/17 14/07/16 30/06/15
Black Hairstreak Not seen ??/??/16 21/06/15
Small Copper 22/04/17 23/04/16 22/04/15
Small Blue 10/05/17 12/05/16 15/05/15
Brown Argus 07/05/17 09/05/16 04/05/15
Common Blue 10/05/17 09/05/16 10/05/15
Chalkhill Blue 01/07/17 05/07/16 03/07/15
Holly Blue 30/03/17 05/04/16 06/04/15
Duke of Burgundy 19/04/17 05/05/16 30/04/15
White Admiral 19/06/17 06/07/16 04/07/15
Purple Emperor 18/06/17 12/07/16 05/07/15
Red Admiral Wootton DA,AA 18/01/18 08/01/17 23/01/16 18/02/15
Painted Lady 11/04/17 04/06/16 11/05/15
Small Tortoiseshell Near Clophill PS 25/01/18 04/01/17 15/02/16 09/02/15
Peacock 17/01/17 28/01/16 02/01/15
Comma 09/03/17 25/03/16 17/02/15
Dark Green Fritillary 10/06/17 23/06/26 24/06/15
Silver-washed Fritillary 17/06/17 02/07/16 03/07/15
Speckled Wood 24/03/17 31/03/16 07/03/15
Wall Not seen Not seen Not seen
Marbled White 14/06/17 18/06/16 17/06/15
Gatekeeper 24/06/17 09/07/16 01/07/15
Meadow Brown 25/05/17 11/06/16 10/06/15
Ringlet 12/06/17 21/06/16 18/06/15
Small Heath 04/05/17 04/05/16 04/05/15

* As indicated by the 10871 records analysed on 31/12/17