The table below shows the first date and location that we have heard of each species being seen in 2018. Details are shown for both North and South of the East Scotland Branch recording area together with the respective first date for the previous year.

Last updated on 23rd October 2018

Butterfly Species      South of River Tay North of River Tay
2018  Location 2018  Location
Small Skipper 21 Jun Gullane    
Large Skipper 31 May Burnmouth    
Clouded Yellow 14 May Burnmouth    
Large White 19 Apr Aberlady 13 May Dundee Law
Small White 16 Apr Gore Glen 10 May Dighty Burn
Green-veined White 16 Apr Meadowmill 10 May Dighty Burn
Orange-tip 19 Apr Hutton Bridge 30 Apr Camserny
Green Hairstreak 5 May Saltoun Wood 19 May Glen Moy
Purple Hairstreak     13 Jul Dundee
White-letter Hairstreak 30 Jun Coldstream    
Small Copper 8 May Garleton Hills 14 May Barry Buddon
Small Blue 10 May Burnmouth 19 May Glamis
Northern Brown Argus 31 May Greenlaw 24 Jun Balkello
Common Blue 16 May Bavelaw 2 Jun Ethie Haven
Holly Blue 15 Aug Coldingham Bay    
Red Admiral 21 Feb Chirnside 28 May Dundee
Painted Lady 18 May Eyemouth 2 Jun Seaton Cliffs
Small Tortoiseshell 21 Feb Abbey St Bathans 19 Apr Dighty Burn
Peacock 8 Feb Cove 4 Feb Carnoustie
Comma 24 Mar Chirnside 15 Apr Kingoodie
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 31 May Gordon 8 Jun Balkello Woods
Pearl-bordered Fritillary     26 May Killicrankie
Dark Green Fritillary 21 Jun Greenlaw Dean 17 Jun Linnaber Links
Speckled Wood 24 Apr Aberlady 19 May St Fillans
Wall 10 May Burnmouth    
Mountain Ringlet     4 Jun Glen Doll
Scotch Argus 4 Aug Eildons, Melrose    
Grayling 25 Jun Burnmouth 8 Jul Gaylet Pot
Meadow Brown 12 Jun Gifford 17 Jun Lurgies, Montrose
Ringlet 18 Jun Musselburgh 23 Jun Glen Isla
Small Heath 14 May Aberlady 27 May Glen Clova
Large Heath