Sightings

Latest Sightings 2017

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March:

  • Painted Lady - 2nd, Spreyton (Lesley Whittaker) - First sighting!
  • Large White - 7th, 1 pupa & 2 larvae near Broccoli & Kale, Chudleigh (Pete Hurst) - NB This species overwinters as a pupa so the 2 overwintering larvae are an unusual, albeit increasing, phenomenon - photos
  • Small Tortoiseshell  - 9th, Mortonhampstead (Mary Irving) - photo
  • Small Tortoiseshell - 9th, No Location (James Today)
  • Red Admiral - 9th, No Location (James Today)
  • Brimstone - 9th, No Location (Marjory Taylor)
  • Peacock - 13th, No Location (Marjory Taylor)
  • Painted Lady - 13th, Gidley Bridge (Peter Reay)
  • Painted Lady - 13th, 6 seen Bolt Head to Goat Rock, Soar (Rob Macklin)
  • Peacock - 13th, 2 seen Bolt Head to Goat Rock, Soar (Rob Macklin)
  • Painted Lady - 13th, Dartington (Amanda Hunter)
  • Small Tortoiseshell  - 14th, South Brent (Peter Reay)
  • Speckled Wood - 19th, Nightingale Pk, Torquay (Amanda Hunter)
  • Comma - 19th, 2 seen Nightingale Pk, Torquay (Amanda Hunter)
  • Brimstone - 19th, 2 seen Nightingale Pk, Torquay (Amanda Hunter)
  • Peacock - 19th, Nightingale Pk, Torquay (Amanda Hunter)
  • Brimstone - 19th, Bovey Tracey CP (John Summerscales)
  • Painted Lady - 21st, Light House, Berry Head (Dave Holloway)
  • Painted Lady - 21st, South Brent (Peter Reay)
  • Speckled Wood - 22nd, Sidmouth (Richard & Lorraine Ellison)
  • Brimstone - 25th, 2 seen Beara, South Brent (Peter Reay) 
  • Peacock - 25th, Gidley Bridge (Peter Reay)
  • Red Admiral - 25th, 3 seen Gidley Bridge (Peter Reay)
  • Red Admiral - 25th, Sidmouth (Roger Bristow)
  • Comma - 25th, 3 seen Sidmouth (Roger Bristow)
  • Small White - 26th, Ottery (Roger Bristow) - First sighting!
  • Orange Tip - 26th, Liverton (Jon Martin) - First sighting!
  • Holly Blue - 26th, Starcross, (Keith Walker) - First sighting!
  • Green-veined White - 26th, Bovey Tracey (Steve Ayres) - First sighting!
  • Brimstone - 26th, 3 seen Trinity Hill (Roger Laughton)
  • Peacock - 26th, 2 seen Trinity Hill (Roger Laughton)
  • Orange Tip - 27th, Stidston, South Brent (Peter Reay)

February:

  • Red Admiral - 7th, Sidmouth (Roger Bristow)
  • Brimstone - 15th, Bovey Tracey (Roger Brothwood) - Fist sighting!
  • Small Tortoiseshell - 16th, Westward Ho! (John Bradbeer)  
  • Small Tortoiseshell - 18th, Heddons Mouth (John Bradbeer)
  • Comma  - 18th, Broadsands, Paignton (Clive Harris) - First sighting! - photo
  • Red Admiral - 18th, Cornwood, 3 seen nectaring on Snowdrops (Dave Gregory) - photo
  • Brimstone - 20th, Stover Country Park, 20 counted! (Mike Godfrey) 
  • Red Admiral - 24th, Railway Station, Newton Abbot (John Worth)

January:

 

 

2016 Sightings

January:Painted Lady

 

BrimstoneFebruary:

 

CommaMarch:

 

Orange-tipApril:

 

Adonis BlueMay:

 

Marbled WhiteJune:

 

Small SkipperJuly:

 

Brown HairstreakAugust:

 

 

Clouded YellowSeptember:

 

PeacockOctober:

 

November:

  • Holly Blue - 28th, Plymouth (Tor Elm)

 

December:

  • Brimstone - 23rd, Okehampton (Alan Flack)
  • Red Admiral - 29th, Dartmouth (Peter Shaw)
  • Red Admiral - 30th, Tor Cross (Stephen Wadsworth)