Brimstones - Adam Gor

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November 2018

  • Small Copper, 2nd - Lydford (Rob Bogue) - Late sighting!
  • Red Admiral, 2; Hummingbird Hawkmoth - 2nd, Garden, Paignton (Anthony Sherwood) - Photo
  • Clouded Yellow, 2 - 3rd, Dunscombe Cliffs (Sue Anderson)

October 2018

  • Clouded Yellow, 2; Small White, 47; Small Copper, 2; Red Admiral, 10; Peacock, 2; Comma; Speckled Wood, 14; Wall, 2 - 1st, East Soar (Rob Macklin)
  • Cloude Yellow; Sm White, 3; Red Admiral - 3rd, Mount Wise Park (Dave Gregory)
  • Common Blue - 5th, Mount Wise Park (Dave Gregory) - Photo
  • Clouded Yellow, 2; Small White, 6; Red Admiral, 4; Speckled Wood, 12 - 5th, East Soar (Rob Macklin)
  • Clouded Yellow - 5th, 7 seen Start Point (Perry Saunders)
  • Clouded Yellow, 3; Sm White, 3; Holly Blue; Red Admiral, 2; Painted Lady; Wall, 3 - 9th,  Mount Wise Park (Dave Gregory) - Photo
  • Small Copper; Red Admiral - 18th, Bolberry Down (Charles & Susan Little)
  • Sm Copper; Peacock; Sm Tortoiseshell, 6; Red Admiral, 2 - 20th, Sheep's Tor (Rob Bogue)
  • Clouded Yellow, 4 (inc. 1 Helice f); Wall, 3; Holly Blue  - 20th, Mutton Cove, Plymouth (Dave Gregory)
  • Clouded Yellow; Sm Copper; Peacock; Painted Lady, 2; Red Admiral, 13; Speckled Wood - 22nd, East Soar (Rob Macklin)
  • Holly Blue, Red Admiral, 19; Speckled Wood - 24th, Soar Mill Valley (Rob Macklin)
  • Clouded Yellow, 3 - 24th, Blackpool Sands (Rob Macklin)
  • Clouded Yellow, 2; Sm Copper, 2; Red Admiral, 3 - 29th, Wembury Point (Dave Gregory) 

September 2018

  • Brimstone; Lg White; Sm White; Green-veined White; Holly Blue; Common Blue; Sm Copper; Sm Tortoiseshell; Painted Lady; Peacock; Speckled Wood - 1st, Lydford (Rob Bogue)

  • Purple Hairstreak - 2nd, Dewerstone, Plymbridge Woods (Rob Bogue)
  • Adonis Blue - 3rd, 2m & 1f seen Branscombe (Roger Laughton) - Photos
  • Common Blue, 3m, 2f; Sm White, 6; Lg White, 2; Speckled Wood, 3; Red Admiral,  - 3rd, Branscombe (Roger Laughton)
  • Clouded Yellow, 2; Lg White, 5; Sm White, 20; Adonis Blue, 5; Common Blue, c20; Brown Argus; Sm Copper, 3; Red Admiral; Painted Lady - 5th, Branscombe (Dave Gregory) - Photo    
  • Wall; Clouded Yellow - 13th, Blackstone Point, Noss Mayo (Dave Gibbon) - Photo
  • Wall - 18th, Fire Beacon Hill, Sidmouth (David Millen)
  • Wall, 6; Small Copper, 4; Red Admiral, 7; Speckled Wood, 10; Small White, 4 - 23rd, Stoke Point (Kev & Jacki Solman) - Photo
  • Painted Lady - 25th, Garden, Paignton (Dave Holloway)
  • Red Admiral; Comma - 27th, Garden, Paignton (Dave Holloway)
  • Geranium Bronze - 27th, Budleigh Salterton (David Smith) - Photo  NB This species is native to South Africa, being an accidental introduction to The UK from imported plants. Though not considered a British Butterfly, it has turned up at several locations nationally, and is certainly an exciting find in Devon. This is the second sighting of Geranium Bronze in Budleigh Salterton, the first being, 31.8.18.
  • Small Copper, 3; Holly Blue, 2; Red Admiral, 4; Comma - 27th, Tarka Trail, Nr Heanton Court (Stewart Beer)

August 2018

  • Clouded Yellow - 2nd, 2 seen Garden, Paignton (Anthony Sherwood)
  • Brown Hairstreak - 3rd, Garden, South Molton (Gary Watson) - First Sighting!
  • Brown Argus - 4th, Garden, Stowford, near Chittlehampton (Mike Braid)
  • Brown Hairstreak - 5th, Preston Down, Paignton (Dave Holloway) - Photos
  • Convolvulus Hawk-moth - 17th, Lapford (Abby Williams) -  First Sighting!
  • Painted Lady - 25th, 3 seen Buddleigh Salterton (Malcom Hull)
  • Small Copper - 27th, Garden, Paignton (Anthony Sherwood)
  • Painted Lady - 31st, 2 seen Berry Head (Dave Holloway)

  • Geranium Bronze - 31st, Garden, Budleigh Salterton (Bryan Smith) - First for Devon! NB This species is native to South Africa, being an accidental introduction to The UK from imported plants. Though not considered a British Butterfly, it has turned up at several locations nationally, and is certainly an exciting find in Devon.

July 

  • 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. - Photo

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! - Photo
  • 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! - Photo
  • 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)