Butterflies 2019

Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni)
28.03.2019 – Ian Bushell
Population decreased by 1% since2005

Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)
12.04.2019 – Alison Rasey – nettle bed, western end of Lambrok Meadow. Population decreased by 73% since1976

Large white (Pieris brassicae)
17.04.2019 Ian Bushell and Alison Rasey
Population decreased by 28% since 2005

Holly blue (Celastrina argiolus)
17.04.2019 Ian Bushel and Alison Rasey
Population decreased 61% since 2005

Speckled wood (Pararge aegeria)
17.04.2019 Ian Bushell and Alison Rasey

Orange tip (Anthocharis cardamines)
17.04.2019 Ian Bushell and Alison Rasey
Population increased 59% since 2005

Peacock (Aglais io)
Ian Bushell 14.05.2019
IUCN Red List – least concern. Range increasing northwards.

Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus)
Ian Bushell 02.06.2019
IUCN Red List – least concern population stable

Large skipper (Ochlodes sylvanus)
Lisa Burge 06.06.2019
Not threatened – distribution moving northwards.

Painted lady (Vanessa cardui)
Suzanne Humphries 12.06.2019
Abundance declined by 85% since 2005

Meadow brown (Maniola jurtina)
Ian Bushell 14.06.2019
Common and widespread.

Ringlet (Aphantopus hyperantus)
Ian Bushell 25.06.2019
Common, widespread; range extending.

comma (Polygonia c-album)
Ian Bushell 27.06.2019
Widespread in south England; range expanding northwards

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta
Ian Bushell 27.06.2019
an immigrant; indicators of over-wintering.

marbled white (Melanargia galathea) Ian Bushell 27.06.2019
Common; range spreading northwards


small skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris)
Ian Bushell 28,06,2019
European status: not threatened.

Green veined white (Pieris napi)
Ian Bushell 19.07.2019
Common and widespread

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