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:

2018 Sightings          
 Species 1st Sighting date
 Small Skipper  
 Essex Skipper  
 Large Skipper  
 Dingy Skipper  
 Grizzled Skipper 21st April - ST4254 - Shute Shelve Hill 
 Wood White  
 Clouded Yellow  
 Brimstone 10th January - ST3413 - Donyatt Halt
 Large White 14th April - ST4675,Cary Moor & Wookey
 Small White 25th March- ST427547 - Axbridge
 Green-veined White 14th April - ST1220 - Wellington 
 Orange Tip 5th April - Shapwick Heath 
 Green Hairstreak 20th April- Walton Common 
 Brown Hairstreak  
 Purple Hairstreak  
 White-letter Hairstreak  
 Small Copper  
 Small Blue  
 Brown Argus  
 Common Blue  
 Chalk-hill Blue  
 Adonis Blue  
 Holly Blue 18th April - Combwich
 Large Blue  
 Duke of Burgundy  
 White Admiral  
 Red Admiral 10th January - ST4458 - Doleberry Warren
 Painted Lady  
 Small Tortoiseshell 11th January - ST7747 - Frome
 Peacock 11th January - SS9034 - Winsford
 Comma 11th January - St2725 - Creech St. Michael
Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary


 Dark Green Fritillary  
Silver-washed Fritillary  
 Marsh Fritillary  
 Glanville Fritillary  
 Heath Fritillary  
 Speckled Wood 6th April- Milverton  -  ST1225
 Marbled White  
 Meadow Brown  
 Small Heath