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 19/06/16 28/06/15 10/06/14
Essex Skipper 04/07/16 03/07/15 19/06/14
Large Skipper 06/06/16 30/05/15 25/05/14
Dingy Skipper 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 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 17/07/16 24/06/15 24/06/14
White Letter Hairstreak 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 12/05/16 15/05/15 10/05/14
Brown Argus 09/05/16 04/05/15 06/05/14
Common Blue 09/05/16 10/05/15 10/05/14
Chalkhill Blue 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 06/07/16 04/07/15 22/06/14
Purple Emperor 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 23/06/26 24/06/15 12/06/14
Silver-washed Fritillary 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 18/06/16 17/06/15 08/06/14
Gatekeeper 09/07/16 01/07/15 27/06/14
Meadow Brown 11/06/16 10/06/15 04/06/14
Ringlet 21/06/16 18/06/15 12/06/14
Small Heath 04/05/16 04/05/15 03/05/14