Male Orange Tip
First sightings of 2017

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 2017 2016 2015 2014
Small Skipper Sandy Heath Quarry TR 13/06/17 19/06/16 28/06/15 10/06/14
Essex Skipper Beeston TR 26/06/17 04/07/16 03/07/15 19/06/14
Large Skipper Dunstable Downs
Shillington
WP
GB
31/05/17 06/06/16 30/05/15 25/05/14
Dingy Skipper Marston Vale CP TR,MH 29/04/17 04/05/16 27/04/15 30/04/14
Grizzled Skipper Dunstable Downs WP 19/04/17 04/05/16 27/04/15 16/04/14
Clouded Yellow nr Eversholt MJ 23/06/17 30/08/16 30/05/15 09/06/14
Brimstone Clifton BC,MC 07/02/17 12/03/16 18/02/15 02/02/14
Large White Sandhouse Lane NR JC,CC 08/04/17 02/04/16 06/04/15 09/04/14
Small White Bedford KB 21/03/17 29/03/16 06/04/15 21/03/14
Green-veined White Kempston JG 06/04/17 31/03/16 14/04/15 16/03/14
Orange-tip Silsoe JG 28/03/17 31/03/16 06/04/15 01/04/14
Green Hairstreak Totternhoe Quarry RK 07/04/17 04/05/16 15/04/15 13/04/14
Purple Hairstreak Chicksands Wood
College Wood
CW
TR
18/06/17 17/07/16 24/06/15 24/06/14
White Letter Hairstreak Near Putnoe Wood AD 13/06/17 14/07/16 30/06/15 22/06/14
Black Hairstreak ??/??/16 21/06/15 13/06/14
Small Copper The Lodge TR 22/04/17 23/04/16 22/04/15 05/05/14
Small Blue Totternhoe Quarry Matt? 10/05/17 12/05/16 15/05/15 10/05/14
Brown Argus Sandy Heath & Lodge TR 07/05/17 09/05/16 04/05/15 06/05/14
Common Blue nr Marston Thrift
Dunstable Downs
Totternhoe Quarry
ID,DD
WP
Matt?
10/05/17 09/05/16 10/05/15 10/05/14
Chalkhill Blue Sharpenhoe Clappers SC 02/07/17 05/07/16 03/07/15 30/06/14
Holly Blue Shillington GB,PB 30/03/17 05/04/16 06/04/15 16/03/14
Duke of Burgundy Whipsnade Downs TR 19/04/17 05/05/16 30/04/15 16/04/14
White Admiral Maulden Wood SR,TS,MR 19/06/17 06/07/16 04/07/15 22/06/14
Purple Emperor Chicksands Wood TR & CW 18/06/17 12/07/16 05/07/15 25/06/14
Red Admiral Bedford
Harrowden
AK,KK
DOM
08/01/17 23/01/16 18/02/15 03/02/14
Painted Lady Dunton Waterworks FJ 11/04/17 04/06/16 11/05/15 25/05/14
Small Tortoiseshell Dunstable PF 04/01/17 15/02/16 09/02/15 22/01/14
Peacock Shillington GB 01/02/17 28/01/16 02/01/15 25/01/14
Comma Priory CP
Stoplsey
Clifton
Linslade
Flitwick Wood
Maulden Wood
JB
GH
BC
MS
SR
SR
09/03/17 25/03/16 17/02/15 07/03/14
Dark Green Fritillary Sharpenhoe Clappers GB 10/06/17 23/06/26 24/06/15 12/06/14
Silver-washed Fritillary College Wood AC,JC 17/06/17 02/07/16 03/07/15 24/06/14
Speckled Wood Willington JS 24/03/17 31/03/16 07/03/15 09/03/14
Wall Not seen Not seen Not seen
Marbled White Sharpenhoe Clappers
Chicksands
Kempston
Duck End NR
SC
PC
HG,JG
JP
14/06/17 18/06/16 17/06/15 08/06/14
Gatekeeper College Wood AD 24/06/17 09/07/16 01/07/15 27/06/14
Meadow Brown Sandy Smith NR SR 01/06/17 11/06/16 10/06/15 04/06/14
Ringlet Sandy Smith NR SR 12/06/17 21/06/16 18/06/15 12/06/14
Small Heath Brogborough
Meppershall
KB
RK
07/05/17 04/05/16 04/05/15 03/05/14