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 24th May - ST2622 - Staplegrove
 Dingy Skipper 15th April - ST4354 - Fry's Hill
 Grizzled Skipper 9th April - ST4931 - Worley Hill
 Wood White  
 Clouded Yellow  
 Brimstone 18th Feb - ST4622 - Long Load
 Large White 2nd April - ST3011 - Combe St. Nicholas
 Small White 9th March - ST4870 - Nailsea
 Green-veined White 30th March - ST4539 - Ham Wall
 Orange Tip 26th March - ST7842 - Lower Woods
 Green Hairstreak 2nd April - ST4272 - Walton Common
 Brown Hairstreak  
 Purple Hairstreak  
 White-letter Hairstreak  
 Small Copper 23rd April - ST2645 - Wall Common
 Small Blue 4th May - ST3158 - Uphill
 Brown Argus 2nd May - ST4930 - Worley Hill
 Common Blue 2nd May - ST4930 - Worley Hill
 Chalk-hill Blue  
 Adonis Blue  
 Holly Blue 13th March - ST7847 - Frome
 Large Blue  
 Duke of Burgundy 7th May - ST1817 - Buckland Wood
 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

10th May - ST4354 - Fry's Hill, Axbridge

 Dark Green Fritillary  
Silver-washed Fritillary  
 Marsh Fritillary  
 Glanville Fritillary  
 Heath Fritillary 25th May - SS8945 - Holnicott Estate
 Speckled Wood 8th March - ST2939 - Chilton Trinity
 Wall 23rd April - ST2645 - Wall Common
 Marbled White  
 Meadow Brown  
 Small Heath 7th May - ST4851 - Draycott Sleights