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First sightings of butterflies in Yorkshire reported via the website in 2019 note that sightings sent only to VC recorders do not automatically appear here and sightings not sent to VC recorders may be omitted from reports.

We encourage you to submit your sightings to your Vice County Recorder details of whom can be found on the Recorders page.

For first sightings in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 click on the year

Vernacular name
Scientific name
First sighting
Approximate Location
Brimstone Gonepteryx rhamni 14.02.19 Silkstone (VC63) Alwyn Timms
Brown Argus Aricia agestis      
Comma Polygonia c-album 14.02.19 Low Wood NR (VC630 Ian & Barbara Blomfield
Common Blue Polyommatus icarus      
Dark Green Fritillary Argynnis aglaja      
Dingy Skipper Erynnis tages      
Duke of Burgundy Hamearis lucina      
Essex Skipper Thymelicus lineola      
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus      
Grayling Hipparchia semele      
Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi      
Green-veined White Pieris napi      
Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus      
Large Heath Coenonympha tullia      
Large Skipper Ochlodes venata      
Large White Pieris brassicae 25.02.19 Bishopthorpe (VC64) Peter Mayhew
Marbled White Melanargia galathea      
Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina      
Northern Brown Argus Aricia artaxerxes      
Orange-tip Anthocharis cardamines      
Painted Lady Vanessa cardui 24.02.19 Baildon (VC64) Peter Hughes
Peacock Inachis io 14.02.19 Coniston Cold (VC64) Andrew Rhodes
Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria euphrosyne      
Purple Hairstreak Neozephyrus quercus      
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta 14.02.19 Leeds (VC64) Rolf Farrell
Ringlet Aphantopus hyperantus      
Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia      
Small Blue Cupido minimus      
Small Copper Lycaena phlaeas 13.03.19 Scarborough (VC62) Lee & Jax Westmoreland
Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus      
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary Boloria selene      
Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris      
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae 14.02.19 Sheffield (VC63)
Bawtry (VC63)
Daniel Wheeler
Pete Freeman
Small White Pieris rapae      
Speckled Wood Pararge aegeria      
Wall Lasiommata megera      
White-letter Hairstreak Satyrium w-album      


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