Brimstones - Adam Gor

Email Devon branch with first/notable sightings/photos for this page.
 

Please include: date, species, number, site, grid ref, name, plus any comment. (Please also let us know if, for any reason, you do not want us to publish the site details).

July 2018

Hummingbird Hawkmoth - 2nd, Near Clovelly (Amy Cox) - First sighting!
Large Tortoiseshell - 2nd, Dawlish Warren (Dave Crawthaw) - First sighting! NB Though once a common sight in The UK, it is now extinct as a breeding species. This exciting find for Dave is probably a European vagrant.

June

  •  Meadow Brown - 4th, Car Pk, Broadsands (Clive Harris) - First sighting! 
  • Silver-studded Blue; Grayling; Gatekeeper - 11th, Bolt Head (Rob Macklin) - All first sightings!
  • Ringlet - 13th, Near Nation Marine Aquarium, Plymouth (Stuart Green) - First sighting! 
  • Marbled White - 15th, Bystock Nature Reserve (Sarah Butcher) - First sighting! 
  • High Brown Fritillary - 16th, Aish Tor, (David Land) - First sighting! 
  • White Admiral - 18th, 4 seen Ashclyst Forest (David Land & Brian Heasman) - First sighting! 
  • White Admiral  - 18th, 4 seen The Great Plantation (David Turrell) - First sighting! 
  • White-letter Hairstreak - 22nd, Chudleigh (Pete Hurst) - First sighting! 
  • Purple Hairstreak - 23rd, Powderham Path (David Cope) - First sighting! 
  • Silver-washed Fritillary - 24th, Derriford (Dave Gregory) - First sighting!
  • Small Skipper - 25th, Plymouth (Dave Gregory) - First sighting!

May

  • Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 2nd, S Dartmoor (David Turrell) - First sighting!
  • Wall - 3rd, Sharp Tor, Bolt Head (Rob Macklin) - First sighting! 
  • Grizzled Skipper - 5th, 6 seen, Miltor Mator (David Turrell) - First sighting!
  • Small Copper - 6th, Dawlish Warren NNR (Steve Ayres) - First sighting! 
  • Clouded Yellow - 7th, Dawlish Warren NNR (Phil Chambers)
  • Green Hairstreak - 7th, Rushlade Common (David Turrell) - First sighting!   
  • Green Hairstreak - 7th, 2 seen, Near Stoke Point (Dave Gregory) - First sighting! 
  • Painted Lady - 13th, 2 seen, Baggy Point (Gary Watson)
  • Small Blue - 13th, 2 seen, Berry Head (Bill MacDonald) - First sighting!
  • Brown Argus - 15th, Braunton Burrows (Phil Chambers) - First sighting!
  • Common Blue - 19th, 23 seen, Morte Pt, Nr Woolacombe Bay (Gary Watson) - First sighting!
  • Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 20th, Marsland DWT Res (Ella Peacock) - First sighting!
  • Marsh Fritillary - 20th, Dunsdon NNR (Ella Peacock) - First sighting!
  • Wood White - 21st, 3 seen Holsworthy Woods (Pete Hurst) - First sighting!
  • Small Heath - 21st, 3 seen Ramshorn Down (David Turrell) - First sighting!
  • Adonis Blue - 25th, 2 seen Branscombe (Brian Heasman)
  • Large Skipper - 27th, Ruggadon Reserve (Pete Hurst) - First sighting! 
  • Dark Green Fritillary - 31st, Bolt Head & Starehole Valley (Rob Macklin) - First sighting!

April

  • Large White - 12th, Derriford, Plymouth (Dave Gregory) - First sighting! 
  • Speckled Wood - 13th, Torquay (Amanda Hunter) - First sighting!
  • Clouded Yellow - 16th, Watcombe, Near Torquay (Amanda Hunter) - First sighting!
  • Holly Blue - 19th, Garden, Paignton (Dave Holloway) - First sighting!
  • Holly Blue -19th, Garden, Paignton (Anthony Sherwood) - First sighting!
  • Orange Tip - 19th, Bridestowe & Lewdown (John Martin) - First sighting!
  • Orange Tip - 19th, Crapstone (Dave Gregory) - First sighting!
  • Clouded Yellow - 21st, Bolberry Down, S Hams (Rob Macklin)
  • Green-veined White - 22nd, Weston Cliffs, E Devon (David Jenner) - First sighting!
  • Dingy Skipper - 23rd, c.6 seen, Undercliff NNR, W of Lyme Regis (Paul Butter) - First sighting!
  • Painted Lady - 25th, Southdown Farm, Bolberry, S Hams (Rob Macklin) - First sighting!

March

  • Comma - 13th, Histly Woods (David Turrell) - First sighting!
  • Small White - 26th, Barnstable (Gary Watson) - First sighting!

February

  • Small Tortoiseshell - 20th, Paccombe Farm (John Fiske) - First sighting!

January

  • Red Admiral - 1st, Colyford (Richard Turner) - First sighting!
  • Red Admiral - 2nd, Exmouth (Sarah Butcher) 
  • Peacock - 11th, Woolwell, Plymouth (Dave Gibbon) - First sighting
  • Brimstone  - 19th, Farringdon (Roger Bristow) - First sighting

     

2017 Sightings

December

  • Red Adfmiral - 4th, Wembury Point (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • Red Admiral  - 18th, Lydford (Rob Bogue); 18th, Lustleigh (Hugh & Hilary Gould); 18th, Cockington (Amanda Hunter); 19th, Gsrden, Paignton (Anthony Sherwood)
  • Peacock - 30th, Wheathill (Liz Hamling)

November

  • Red Admiral; Small Tortoiseshell - 1st, Lydford (Rob Bogue)
  • Small White; Red Admiral; Speckled Wood - 2nd, Lydford (Rob Bogue)
  • Clouded Yellow; Red Admiral - 3rd, Allotment, Teignmouth (James Cummings)
  • Clouded Yellow - 8th, Wembury Point (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • Small Copper*; Red Admiral - 15th, no location given (Terry Searle) - *NB Late sighting for this sp
  • Red Admiral - 18th, garden, Paignton (Dave Holloway)
  • Red Admiral - 23rd, Allotment, Teignmouth (James Cummings)
  • Peacock - 26th, Teigngrace Meadows (Pete Hurst)
  • Red Admiral - 28th, Tiverton (Ray Jones)

October

  • Comma - 22nd, Garden, Chudleigh (Pete Hurst)
  • Clouded Yellow; Painted Lady - 24th, Allotment, Teignmouth (James Cummings)
  • Red Admiral - 25th, Garden, Axminster (S Mackie - via Cams & Essex IYA)
  • Large White - 29th, Garden, Chudleigh (Pete Hurst)

September

  • Clouded Yellow (inc. 1 Helice); Common Blue; Meadow Brown; Speckled Wood; Sm White; Lg White; Red Admiral;Painted Lady; Small Tortoiseshell - 1st, Branscombe (Rob Bogue)
  • Common Blue; Sm Copper; Meadow Brown - 22nd, Dawlish Warren (Amanda Hunter) 
  • Lg White; Sm White; Sm Copper; Red Admiral; Speckled Wood; Meadow Brown; Wall - 23rd, Stoke Point (Dave Gregory) 

 

August

  • Wood White - 1st, 8 seen Meeth Quarry (David Turrell) 
  • Brown Argus - 4th, 4 seen Orley Common (David Turrell) 
  • Wall - 4th, Bolt Head (Rebecca Gethin) 
  • Silver-studded Blue - 4th, Bolt Head (Rebecca Gethin)
  • Marbled White; Gatekeeper; Meadow Brown; Peacock; Red Admiral; Small Copper; Common Blue; Brimstone; Small Skipper - 5th, Little Breach (David Jenner) 
  • Brown Argus - 6th, Kerswell Down (Amanda Hunter) 
  • Clouded Yellow  - 6th, 2 seen Nightingale Park, Torquay (Amanda Hunter) 
  • Brown Argus; Common Blue; Painted Lady; Red Admiral; Meadow Brown; Speckled Wood - 6th, Weston Mouth (David Jenner)
  • Painted Lady; Wall; Grayling; Common Blue - 9th, Braunton Burrows (David Jenner) 
  • Clouded Yellow - 10th, Frogmore, Kingsbridge (Rob Macklin)
  • Clouded Yellow - 10th , Bolt Head (Rob Macklin)
  • Painted Lady - 10th, 3 seen Bolt Head (Rob Macklin)
  • Brown Argus - 10th, Dawlish Warren (Penny Darling) 
  • Brown Hairstreak - 15th, Preston Down (Kevin & Jacki Solman) 
  • Brown Argus; Small Blue; Common Blue; Small Tortoiseshell; Silver-washed Fritillary - 15th, Orley Common (David Gregory)
  • Green-veined White; Common Blue; Holly Blue; Brown Argus; Small Copper; Small Tortoiseshell; Silver-washed Fritillary; Meadow Brown; Gatekeeper; Speckled Wood - 22nd, Orley Common (Rob Bogue)
  • Brown Argus - 24th, 2 seen Mincinglake Valey Park (Brian Heasman)
  • Brown Hairstreak (+ other species) - 25th, Preston Down (Rob Bogue)
  • Wall - 27th, 2 seen Middle Tor (Brian Heasman)
  • Wall - 27th, 3 seen Thornworthy Tor (Brian Heasman)
  • Dingy Skipper; Clouded Yellow; Adonis Blue; Common Blue; Small Copper; Hummingbird Hawkmoth  - 28th, Branscombe - Beer Head (Brian Heasman)

July 

  • White-letter Hairstreak - 1st, Drakeford Bridge, Bovey Valley Car Pk (Pete Hurst) - First sighting! 
  • Purple Hairstreak - 1st, Hisley Wood, Bovey Valley, SX784801 (Pete Hirst) - First sighting!
  • White-letter Hairstreak - 3rd, Pullabrook Wood, Bovey Valley Wood (Philip Chambers) 
  • Gatekeeper - 4th, 265 seen Middle Soar (Rob Macklin)
  • Meadow Brown - 4th, 69 seen Middle Soar (Rob Macklin)
  • Dark Green Fritillary - 4th, 18 seen Middle Soar (Rob Macklin)
  • Marbled White - 4th, 13 seen Middle Soar(Rob Macklin)
  • Grayling - 4th, 6 seen Middle Soar (Rob Macklin)
  • Purple Hairstreak - 4th, 4 seen Colyford Common (Roger Laughton)
  • Silver-washed Fritillary - 4th, Exeter (Julie Mead)
  • Peacock; Painted Lady; Meadow Brown; Dark Green Fritillary; Grayling - 5th, Bolt Head & E Soar (Rob Macklin)
  • White-letter Hairstreak - 6th, Pullabrook Wood, Bovey Valley (Kevin & Jacki Solman) 
  • Silver-washed Fritillary; White Admiral; Brimstone - 6th, Pullabrook Wood, Bovey Valley (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • Silver-washed Fritillary; White Admiral; Small Skipper; Gatekeeper; Ringlet; Meadow Brown - 7th, Pullabrook Wood, Bovey Valley (Dave Holloway) - photos
  • Silver-washed Fritillary - 7th, 6 seen Fir Wood, Bolt Head (Rob Macklin)
  • Purple Hairstreak - 7th, 3 seen Fir Wood Bolt Head (Rob Macklin)
  • Swallowtail - 9th, Newton Abbot (Rachel Coppen) - NB possible release or escapee
  • Wall - 14th, 2 seen Bolt Head (Rob Macklin)
  • White-letter Hairstreak - 14th, 3-4 seen Central Park, Plymouth (reported to Ellie Knott, Devon Biodiversity Records Centre)
  • Holly Blue - 17th, E Dartmoor NNR (Barry Henwood)
  • Purple Hairstreak - 17th, c.15 seen Aish Tor (David Gregory) 
  • Common Blue; Grayling; Silver-washed Fritillary; Dark Green Fritillary; Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary (2nd Brood!) - 17th, Starhole Valley, E Soar (Rob Macklin)
  • Dark Green Fritillary - 20th, Silveridge Wood Loddiswell (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • White Admiral; Silver-washed Fritillary; Purple Hairstreak; Holly Blue - 20th, Hisley Wood, Bovey Valley (Rob Macklin)
  • Large White; Holly Blue; Red Admiral; Painted Lady; Comma; Peacock; Dark Green Fritillary; Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary; Speckled Wood; Wall; Gatekeeper; Meadow Brown - 24th, Southdown Farm to Soar Mill Cove (Rob Macklin)
  • Clouded Yellow - 25th, Teigngrace Meadow (John Rickett)
  • Red Admiral; Peacock; Comma; Gatekeeper; Ringlet; Large White; Brimstone; Speckled wood; Small Skipper - 25th, Ashclyst Forest (David Jenner)
  • Silver-washed Fritillary - 25th, Ashclyst Forest (David Jenner) 

June

  • Green Hairstreak - 1st, Emsworthy Reserve, (Anne Redstone) 
  • Common Blue - 1st, Fernworthy Down, Lydford (Rob Bogue)
  • Small Heath - 1st, 3 seen Fernworthy Down, Lydford (Rob Bogue)
  • Green Hairstreak - 1st, 2 seen Fernworthy Down, Lydford (Rob Bogue)
  • Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 1st, 8 seen Fernworthy Down, Lydford (Rob Bogue)
  • High Brown Fritillary - 3rd, Heddon Valley (Ian Collins) - First sighting!
  • Dark Green Fritillary - 3rd, Aish Tor (David Turrell) 
  • High Brown Fritillary - 11th, Aish Tor (David Turrell) 
  • Silver-washed Fritillary - 13th, Garden, Saunton (Maxine Putnam) - First sighting!
  • Marbled White - 13th, 2 seen Middle Soar (Rob Macklin) - First sighting!
  • Silver-studded Blue - 13th, Middle Soar (Rob Macklin) - First sighting!
  • Large Skipper - 13th, Middle Soar (Rob Macklin)
  • Dark Green Fritillary - 13th, 73 seen Middle Soar (Rob Macklin)
  • High Brown Fritillary - 15th, Hembury Woods (David Jenner) 
  • High Brown Fritillary - 15th, Aish Tor (David Jenner)
  • Dark Green Fritillary - 15th, 3 seen Aish Tor (David Jenner) 
  • Ringlet - 16th, 8 seen Weston Mouth (David Selby) - First sighting!
  • Dark Green Fritillary - 16th, 7 seen Roborough Down (Kevin & Jacki Solman) 
  • Meadow Brown -16th, 10 seen Roborough Down (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • Brimstone - 16th, 6 seen Roborough Down (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • Marbled White - 16th, 5 seen Brixham, SX568916 (Clive Harris) 
  • Wood White - 17th, 8 seen Meeth Quarry (Dave Holloway)
  • Large Skipper - 17th, Meeth Quarry (Dave Holloway)
  • Ringlet - 17th, Meeth Quarry (Dave Holloway)
  • Common Blue - 17th, 10+ seen Meeth Quarry (Dave Holloway)
  • Heath Fritillary - 17th, Lydford Old Railway (Dave Holloway) 
  • Ringlet - 17th, Lydford Old Railway (Dave Holloway)
  • Marsh Fritillary - 17th, 3 seen Knowstone Common (G Preston) - photo
  • Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 17th, 4 seen Knowstone Common (G Preston) 
  • Meadow Brown - 17th, 5 seen Knowstone Common (G Preston)
  • Ringlet - 17th, Knowstone Common (G Preston)
  • Brimstone - 17th, Knowstone Common (G Preston)
  • Marsh Fritillary - 17th, 6 seen Emsworthy Reserve (Rob Bogue)
  • Small Heath - 17th, 2 seen Emsworthy Reserve (Rob Bogue)
  • Meadow Brown - 17th, Emsworthy Reserve (Rob Bogue)
  • Red Admiral - 17th, Emsworthy Reserve (Rob Bogue)
  • High Brown Fritillary - 17th, 6 seen Heddon Valley [inc.1 in Garden! Heddon's Mouth] (Chris & Mandy Dee)
  • Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 17th, c.15 seen Heddon Valley (Chris & Mandy Dee)
  • Large Skipper - 17th, Garden, West Down (Chris & Mandy Dee)
  • Silver-washed Fritillary - 18th, Aish Tor (Clive Harris)
  • High Brown Fritillary - 18th, Aish Tor (Dave Holloway)
  • Dark Green Fritillary - 18th, Aish Tor (Dave Holloway)
  • Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 18th, Aish Tor (Dave Holloway)
  • Red Admiral - 18th, Aish Tor (Dave Holloway)
  • Brimstone - 18th, Aish Tor (Dave Holloway)
  • Small Tortoiseshell - 18th, 2 seen Aish Tor (Dave Holloway)
  • Meadow Brown - 18th, lots seen Aish Tor (Dave Holloway)
  • Small Heath - 18th, lots seen Aish Tor (Dave Holloway) 
  • Large Skipper - 18th, Aish Tor (Dave Holloway)
  • Small Skipper - 18th, Aish Tor (Dave Holloway) - First sighting!
  • Small Skipper - 18th, Braunton Burrows (G Preston) - First sighting!
  • Dark Green Fritillary - 18th, 7 seen Braunton Burrows (G Preston)
  • Small Heath - 18th, 32 seen Braunton Burrows (G Preston)
  • Common Blue - 18th, 50 seen Braunton Burrows (G Preston)
  • Brown Argus - 18th, 6 seen Braunton Burrows (G Preston)
  • Red Admiral - 18th, Garden, Paignton (Dave Holloway)
  • Dark Green Fritillary - 18th, c.10 seen Wish Tor (David Jenner) 
  • White Admiral - 18th, 2 seen Great Plantation (Richard Fox) - First Sighting! 
  • Silver-studded Blue - 19th, 8 seen E Budleigh Common (John Keele) 
  • Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 19th, 10 seen E Budleigh Common (John Keele)
  • Ringlet - 19th, 3 seen Soar Mill Valley (Rob Macklin)
  • Comma - 19th, Garden, Harleston (Rob Macklin)
  • Small Skipper - 20th, Dawlish Warren (Phil Chambers)
  • Ringlet - 20th, Dawlish Warren (Phil Chambers)
  • Grayling - 21st, Sharp Tor (Rob Macklin) - First Sighting!
  • Ringlet - 22nd, lots seen Bovey Great Plantation (David Turrell)
  • White Admiral - 23rd, Bovey Great Plantation (David Turrell) 
  • Silver-washed Fritillary - 25th, Great Plantation (David Turrell) 
  • White Admiral - 25th, 7 seen Ashclyst Forest (David Jenner) 
  • Silver-washed Fritillary - 25th, 9 seen Ashclyst Forest (David Jenner) 
  • Comma - 25th, 4 seen Hackney Marshes (Justine Payton)
  • Small Tortoiseshell - 25th, Hackney Marshes (Justine Payton)
  • Large Skipper - 25th, Hackney Marshes (Justine Payton)
  • White Admiral; Silver-washed Fritilary; Ringlet; Marbled White + other species - 22nd-25th, Kerswell Downs (David Poole)
  • Gatekeeper - 26th, Aish Tor area (David Turrell) - First sighting! 
  • Gatekeeper - 26th, 3 seen Bolt Head (Rob Macklin) - First sighting!
  • Grayling - 26th, 3 seen Bolt Head (Rob Macklin)
  • Marbled White - 26th, Bolt Head (Rob Macklin)
  • Meadow Brown - 26th, 91 seen Bolt Head (Rob Macklin)
  • Dark Green Fritillary - 26th, 46 seen Bolt Head (Rob Macklin)
  • Small Skipper - 26th, Bolt Head (Rob Macklin)
  • Large Skipper - 26th, 2 seen Bolt Head (Rob Macklin)
  • Marbled White 26th, 9 seen Bystock Pools (Ray Jones)
  • Ringlet - 26th, Bystock Pools (Ray Jones)
  • Marbled White - 27th, Bircham Valley (Dave Gregory) 

May

  • Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 2nd, 11 seen Ramshorn Down (Roger Laughton)
  • Small Copper - 2nd, 3 seen Ramshorn Down (Roger Laughton)
  • Brown Argus - 2nd, Dawlish Warren (Steve Ayres) - First sighting!
  • Small Blue - 4th, 3 seen Berry Head (Dave Holloway) 
  • Wall Brown - 4th, 2 seen Berry Head (Dave Holloway)
  • Holly Blue - 4th, seen egglaying on Gooseberry, Teignmouth (James Today)
  • Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 7th, 7 seen Ashclyst Forest (Nick de Cent)
  • Holly Blue  - 7th, 3 seen Ashclyst Forest (Nick de Cent) 
  • Peacock - 7th, 5 seen Ashclyst Forest (Nick de Cent) 
  • Green-veined White - 7th, 4 seen Ashclyst Forest (Nick de Cent)
  • Speckled Wood - 7th, 2 seen Ashclyst Forest (Nick de Cent)
  • Red Admiral - 7th, garden, Paignton (Dave Holloway)
  • Small Blue - 8th, 20+ seen Berry Head (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • Common Blue - 8th, 2 seen Berry Head (Kevin & Jacki Solman) - First sighting!
  • Holly Blue - 8th, 6 seen Berry Head (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • Small Copper - 8th, 2 seen Berry Head (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • Clouded Yellow - 8th, Berry Head (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • Wall Brown - 8th, 3 seen Berry Head (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • Large White - 8th, 4 seen Berry Head (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • Wood White - 8th, 8 seen Branscombe Undercliff (John Keele)
  • Small Copper - 8th, 5 seen Branscombe Undercliff (John Keele) 
  • Holly Blue - 8th, 15 seen Branscombe Undercliff (John Keele)
  • Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 8th, Lydford Old Railway (Andy Brown) 
  • Common Blue - 9th, Dawlish Warren (Steve Ayres)
  • Dingy Skipper - 9th, Braunton Burrows (Grahame Preston)
  • Grizzled Skipper - 9th, Braunton Burrows (Grahame Preston)
  • Brown Argus - 9th, 10 seen Braunton Burrows (Grahame Preston)
  • Common Blue - 9th, 5 seen Braunton Burrows (Grahame Preston)
  • Wall Brown - 10th, Bolt Head (David Jenner) 
  • Small Copper - 10th, Bolt Head (David Jenner)
  • Green Hairstreak - 10th, Bolt Head (David Jenner)
  • Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 10th, Bolt Head (David Jenner)
  • Green Hairstreak - 10th, Starehole Valley (David Jenner) 
  • Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 10th, E Soar (David Jenner) 
  • Small Pearl-borderd Fritillary - 10th, Aish Tor (David Turrel) 
  • Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 10th, 50 seen Roborough Down (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • Pearl Borderd Fritillary - 10th, Roborough Down (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • Small Heath - 10th, 6 seen Roborough Down (Kevin & Jacki Solman) - First sighting!
  • Heath Fritillary - 10th, 5 seen Lydford Old Railway (Rob Bogue) - First sighting!
  • Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 10th, 20+ seen Lydford Old Railway (Rob Bogue)
  • Green-veined White - 10th, Lydford Old Railway & Lydford Village (Rob Bogue)
  • Small Blue - 13th, 4-5 seen Berry Head (Dave Holloway)
  • Common Blue - 13th, 3 seen Berry Head (Dave Holloway)
  • Holly Blue - 13th, Berry Head (Dave Holloway)
  • Wall Brown - 13th, Berry Head (Dave Holloway)
  • Green-veined White - 13th, Berry Head (Dave Holloway)
  • Common Blue - 13th, m & f seen Dawlish Warren (David Jenner) 
  • Brown Argus - 13th, 2 seen Dawlish Warren (David Jenner) 
  • Small Copper - 13th, Dawlish Warren (David Jenner)
  • Small Heath - 13th, Ramshorn Down (David Jenner)
  • Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 13th, Ramshorn Down (David Jenner)
  • Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 13th, Ramshorn Down (David Jenner)
  • Green Hairstreak - 13th, Ramsorn Down (David Jenner)
  • Green Hairstreak - 13th, Aish Tor (David Turrell) 
  • Small Heath 13th, Aish Tor (David Turrell) 
  • Dingy Skipper - 13th, Stover Country Park (David Turrell) 
  • Painted Lady - 14th, 2 seen Ramshorn Down (David Turrell)
  • Painted Lady - 14th, Teigngrace Meadow (David Turrell) 
  • Adonis Blue - 14th, Hooken Undercliff, Branscombe (David Jenner) - First sighting!
  • Adonis Blue - 14th, 2 seen Branscombe Undercliff (Brian Heasman) - First sighting! 
  • Wood White - 14th, 20+ seen Hooken Undercliff, Branscombe (David Jenner) 
  • Common Blue - 14th, Hooken Undercliff, Branscombe (David Jenner)
  • Small Copper - 14th, Hooken Undercliff, Branscombe (David Jenner)
  • Marsh Fritillary - 18th, Near Chudleigh Knighton (Brian Heasman) - First sighting! 
  • Wood White - 18th, 15 seen Meeth Quarry (Rob Bogue)
  • Common Blue - 18th, 3 seen Meeth Quarry (Rob Bogue)
  • Small Blue - 21st, 10+ seen Berry Head (Dave Holloway) 
  • Common Blue - 21st, 6+ seen Berry Head (Dave Holloway) 
  • Dingy Skipper - 21st, Berry Head (Dave Holloway)
  • Adonis Blue - 21st, 2 seen Under Hooken, Branscombe (Roger Laughton)
  • Wood White - 21st, 6 seen Under Hooken, Branscombe (Roger Laughton)
  • Wood White - 22nd, 5 seen Culverhole Point (Roger Laughton)
  • Painted Lady - 22nd, East Budleigh (Chris & Margaret Frame)
  •  Large Skipper - 25th, 2 seen Salcombe Hill (John Keele) - First sighting! 
  • Small Copper - 25th, 3 seen Salcombe Hill (John Keele)
  • Heath Fritillary - 25th, c.80 counted Lydford Old Railway (David Jenner) 
  • Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 25th, c.15 counted Lydford Old Railway (David Jenner)
  • Large Skipper - 25th, Orley Common (Richard Fox) - First sighting!
  • Marsh Fritillary - 26th, Emsworthy Reserve (David Turrell) 
  • Painted Lady - 28th, Hartland Abbey (Chris Dee)
  • Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 28th, Ashclyst Forest (Richard Lucas)
  • Marsh Fritillary - 28th, Witheridge Moor, Near Rackenfield (Anne Redstone)
  • Small Heath - 28th, Witheridge Moor, Near Racken (Anne Redstone)
  • Meadow Brown - 30th, Elephants' Graveyard (Roger Laughon) - First sighting! 
  • Dark Green Fritillary - 30th, E Soar (Rob Macklin) - First sighting!

April

  • Orange Tip - 2nd, Near Morebath (Mike Braid)
  • Small White - 5th, Watcombe, Torquay (Amanda Hunter) 
  • Small Copper - 6th, Dawlish Warren (Stephen Edwards) - First sighting!
  • Small Copper - 6th, Near Mothcombe (Richard Lucas) - First sighting!
  • Holly Blue  - 6th, 7 seen Torquay (Amanda Hunter) 
  • Small Copper - 7th, 2 seen Bolberry Down (David Turrell)
  • Clouded Yellow - 7th, Mattiscombe Sands, Start (Adam Whitehouse) - First sighting!
  • Small White - 7th, Garden, Paignton (Dave Holloway)
  • Orange Tip  - 7th, Garden, Paignton (Dave Holloway)
  • Brimstone - 7th, Garden, Paignton (Dave Holloway)
  • Speckled Wood  - 7th, Garden Paignton (Dave Holloway)
  • Small Copper - 8th, 2 seen Bolt Head (Rob Macklin)
  • Wall Brown - 8th, Bolt Head, (Rob Macklin) - First sighting!
  • Wall Brown - 8th, Middle Soar (Rob Macklin)
  • Wall Brown - 8th, 4 seen East Soar Coast Path (Kevin & Jacki Solman) - First sighting!
  • Holly Blue - 8th, 4 seen East Soar Coast Path (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • Speckled Wood - 8th, 5 seen East Soar Coast Path (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • Peacock - 8th, 3 seen East Soar Coast Path (Kevin & Jacki Solman)
  • Speckled Wood - 8th, Garden, Derriford (Dave Gregory)
  • Brimstone - 8th, Buckland (Dave Gregory) 
  • Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 11th, Ramshorn Down (Dave Hopkins) - First sighting!
  • Grizzled Skipper - 16th, Stoneycombe Quarry, Kingskerswell (Phil Johnson) - First sighting!
  • Green-veined White - 16th, 6 seen Coly River (Richard Laughton) - First sighting!
  • Orange Tip - 16th, 3 seen Coly River (Richard Laughton)
  • Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 17th, Aish Tor, (David Turrell) 
  • Wood White - 18th, 3 seen Littlecombe Shoot (Richard Laughton) - First sighting!
  • Green-veined White - 18th, Littlecombe Shoot (Richard Laughton)
  • Small White - 18th, 2 seen Littlecombe Woods (Richard Laughton)
  • Holly Blue - 18th, 15 seen Littlecombe Woods (Richard Laughton)
  • Orange Tip - 18th, 8 seen Littlecombe Woods (Richard Laughton)
  • Orange Tip - 18th, m & f prospecting Garlic Mustard in garden, Paignton (Dave Holloway)
  • Holly Blue  -  18th, Garden, Paignton (Dave Holloway)
  • Orange Tip - 18th, Garden, Croyde (Chris O'Brien)
  • Grizzled Skipper - 21st, 6 seen, inc 1 pr in cop, Miltor Mator Common (David Cawthraw) 
  • Wall Brown - 22th, 4 seen Goat Island (Roger Laughton)
  • Dingy Skipper - 23rd, New Quarry embankment, Chudleigh Knighton (Pete Hurst) - First sighting!
  • Large White - 23rd, 6 seen Soar Mill Valley (Rob Macklin) - First sighting!
  • Wall Brown - 23rd, 9 seen Soar Mill Valley (Rob Macklin)
  • Green Hairstreak 23rd, Soar Mill Valley (Rob Macklin)
  • Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 23rd, nr BC reserve, Lydford Forest (Rob Bogue)
  • Dingy Skipper - 25th, "Elephants' Graveyard," SY259897 (Roger Laughton)
  • Green Hairstreak - 25th, "Elephants' Graveyard," SY259897 (Roger Laughton) - First sighting! 
  • Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 26th, 3 seen Haldon Forest (David Jenner)
  • Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 26th, 6 seen, inc pair in cop Yarner Wood (Phil Eden) 
  • Green Hairstreak - 27th, Coast Path, E Prawl-Woodcombe (Nigel Spring & Kathy Henderson, Dorset Branch)
  • Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 27th, Coast Path, E Prawl-Woodcombe (Nigel Spring & Kathy Henderson, Dorset Branch) - First Sighting!
  • Small Blue - 28th, Torquay ( Amanda Hunter) - First sighting!
  • Small Copper - 28th, Start Point (Nigel Spring & Kathy Henderson, Dorset Branch)
  • Wall Brown - 28th, Start Point (Nigel Spring & Kathy Henderson, Dorset Branch)
  • Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - 29th, 2 seen Starehole Valley, E Soar (Rob Macklin)
  • Large White - 29th, garden, Paignton (Dave Holloway)
  • Small Copper - 29th, Mothercombe (Dave Gregory)
  • Holly Blue - 29th, pair in cop Mothercombe (Dave Gregory) 

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 
  • Small Tortoiseshell  - 9th, Mortonhampstead (Mary Irving) 
  • 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)
  • Peacock - 27th, Plymbridge Woods (Dave Gregory)
  • Holly Blue - 27th, 2 seen Colation Raleigh Common (David Land)
  • Speckled Wood - 27th, Starehole Valley, E Soar (Rob Macklin)
  • Painted Lady - 30th, Berry Head (Dave Holloway)
  • Speckled Wood - 30th, Mel Tor (Dave Turrell) 

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! 
  • Red Admiral - 18th, Cornwood, 3 seen nectaring on Snowdrops (Dave Gregory) 
  • Brimstone - 20th, Stover Country Park, 20 counted! (Mike Godfrey) 
  • Red Admiral - 24th, Railway Station, Newton Abbot (John Worth)

January:

  • Red Admiral - 3rd, Topsham (Ray Jones) - First sighting!
  • Red Admiral - 3rd, Dartington (Amanda Hunter) - First sighting! 
  • Red Admiral - 11th, Torquay (Sue Collman) 
  • Peacock - 11th, No Location (Ashleigh Rosier) - First Sighting!
  • Red Admiral - 19th, Central Exeter (Roger Bristow)
  • Speckled Wood - 22nd, Clennon Valley, Paignton (Clive Harris) - First Sighting! 
  • Red Admiral - 22nd, Sidmouth (Roger Bristow)

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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)