First Sightings

This page shows the first confirmed sighting of butterflies in Somerset sent to the County Recorder.

If you think you have seen a butterfly which could be a first sighting of that species for the current year, please send your record with species name, date seen, site name and grid reference to:

2017 Sightings          
 Species 1st Sighting date
 Small Skipper  
 Essex Skipper  
 Large Skipper  
 Dingy Skipper  
 Grizzled Skipper  
 Wood White  
 Clouded Yellow  
 Brimstone 18th Feb - ST4622 - Long Load
 Large White  
 Small White 9th March - ST4870 - Nailsea
 Green-veined White  
 Orange Tip 26th March - ST7842 - Lower Woods
 Green Hairstreak  
 Brown Hairstreak  
 Purple Hairstreak  
 White-letter Hairstreak  
 Small Copper  
 Small Blue  
 Brown Argus  
 Common Blue  
 Chalk-hill Blue  
 Adonis Blue  
 Holly Blue 13th March - ST7847 - Frome
 Large Blue  
 Duke of Burgundy  
 White Admiral  
 Red Admiral 24 th Jan - ST0722 - Kittisford
 Painted Lady 13th March - ST4240 - Shapwick Heath
 Small Tortoiseshell 24th Feb - ST4832 - Compton Dundon
 Peacock 1st Jan - ST7563 - Bath
 Comma 9th March - ST2125 - Roughmoor
 Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary  
 Dark Green Fritillary  
Silver-washed Fritillary  
 Marsh Fritillary  
 Glanville Fritillary  
 Heath Fritillary  
 Speckled Wood 8th March - ST2939 - Chilton Trinity
 Marbled White  
 Meadow Brown  
 Small Heath