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i-Record

The recording of butterflies sightings that are submitted to the Norfolk branch are one of the ways to monitor our local butterfly population. The first and last sighting gives use information on how our local population are changing, the health of the environment and helps us assess how effective current conservation work is.

To count as first or last sightings, butterflies must be seen outside and be active (i.e. not in hibernation). Some of our sightings have also been the first for the UK. You can use the list below to assess the likelihood if your sighting might be a first or last sighting. 

You can submit your butterfly sightings to the Norfolk branch in a number ways. 

All sightings are useful so please record them using one of the following methods

  1. The iRecord Butterflies app (get the app from either iTunes or Google Store)  
  2. Using the paper record sheet Single Site Recording Form or Casual Recording Form. Please note these sheet include species that are not found in Norfolk. Please send the completed form to Andy Brazil 19 Beeching Road, Norwich NR1 2LE.
  3. Using the electronic recording forms
Norfolk Single Site Form
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Norfolk Casual Form
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet 10.92 KB

     Please email the completed form to recorder@norfolkbutterflies.co.uk

Thank you for your support


First Seen

 

Species                          2012     2013     2014     2015     2016   2017      2018       
Brimstone 18 Feb 1 Mar 16 Feb 17 Feb 31 Jan 16 Feb 11Mar
Brown Argus 12 May 19 May 15 Apr 10 May 6 May 28 Apr 5 Ma
Chalk Hill Blue 24 Jul 18 Jul 7 Jul 15 Jul 7 Jul 21 Jun 18 Jul
Clouded Yellow 7 Aug 20 Jun 14 May 14 Apr 7 Jul 29 May 7 Jul
Comma 8 Jan 5 Mar 2 Jan 4 Mar 10 Mar 14 Feb 1 Jan
Common Blue 15 May 14 May 4 May 22 Apr 4 May 9 Apr 6 May
Dark Green Fritillary 5 Jul 10 Jun 23 May 22 Jun 23 Jun 14 Jun 18 Jun
Dingy Skipper 12 May 16 May 23 Apr 1 May 4 May 19 Apr 15  May
Essex Skipper 12 Jun 17 Jun 12 Jun 24 Jun 17 Jun 19 Jun 24 Jun
Gatekeeper 2 Jul 17 Jun 8 Jun 16 Jun 23 Jun 14 Jun 13 Jun
Grayling 12 Jul 13 Jul 20 Jun 1 Jul 3 Jul 16 Jun 1 Jul
Green Hairstreak 5 Apr 16 Apr 13 Apr 17 Apr 20 Apr 6 Apr 21 Apr
Green-veined White 23 Mar 19 Apr 1 Apr 1 Apr 2 Apr 9 Apr 16 Apr
Grizzled Skipper 11 May 3 May 14 Apr 22 Apr 4 May 17 Apr 7 May
Holly Blue 25 Mar 21 Apr 16 Mar 13 Mar 31 Mar 24 Mar 17 Apr
Large Skipper 17 May 14 May 13 May 4 Jun 29 May 31 May 25 May
Large White 24Mar 21 Mar 7 Mar 10 Mar 2 Apr 15 Mar 4 Apr
Meadow Brown 6 Jun 29 May 20 May 30 May 21 May 18 May 28 May
Orange Tip 23 Mar 24 Mar 17 Feb 21 Mar 25 Mar 19 Mar 14 Apr
Painted Lady 8 Jan 20 May 9 Apr 13 Apr 3 May 13 Mar 21 Apr
Peacock 8 Jan 6 Jan 4 Jan 4 Jan 4 Jan 20 Jan 1 Jan
Purple Emperor           26 Jan 18 Jul
Purple Hairstreak 19 Jun 19 Jun 20 Jun 9 Jul 6 Jul 19 Jun 19 Jun
Red Admiral 5 Jan 24 Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 5 Jan 28 Jan 5 Jan
Ringlet 6 Jun 30 May 7 Jun 15 Jun 6 Jun 6 Jun 6 Jun
Silver-studded Blue 17 Jun 27 May 6 KJun 6 Aug 19 Jun 3 Jun 11 Jun
Silver-washed Fritillary 7 Sep 6 Jul 21 Jun 29 Jun 2 Jul 15 jun 22 Jun
Small Cooper 27 Mar 5 Mar 30 Mar 16 Apr 10 Feb 8 Apr 8 Mar
Small Heath 22 May 23 May 2 Apr 10 May 6 May 15 Apr 27 Mar
Small Skipper 8 Jun 17 Jun 9 Jun 23 May 23 May 14 Jun 13 Jun
Small Tortoiseshell 23 Feb 17 Feb 13 Jan 9 Feb 27 Jan 15 Jan 25 Jan
Small White 20 Feb 29 Mar 16 Mar 12 Jun 22 Mar 2 Mar 3 Apr
Speckled Wood 18 Feb 20 Apr 24 Feb 13 mar 30 Mar 29 Mar 17 Apr
Swallowtail 22 May 16 May 13 May 13 May 20 May 10 May 15 May
Wall Brown 2 May 27 May 22 Apr 4 May 8 May 5 May 22 Apr
White Admiral 5 Jul 19 Jun 13 Jun 26 Jun 1 Jul 13 Jun 17 Jun
White-letter Hairstreak 20 Jun  26 Jun 20 Jun 17 May 6 Jul 17 Jun 18 Jun

Last Seen

Species                          2012     2013     2014     2015     2016   2017        2018    
Brimstone 15 Nov 17 Dec 28 Oct 17 Dec 25 Dec 3 Nov 16 Nov
Brown Argus 16 Oct 5 Nov 4 Oct 1 Nov 4 Oct 30 Oct 28 Oct
Chalk Hill Blue 1 Sep 2 sep 23 Aug 22 Aug 1 Sep 29 Aug 18 Aug
Clouded Yellow 30 Sep 4 Nov 9 Nov 13 Sep 4 Oct 25 Oct 5 Nov
Comma 13 Nov 15 Nov 3 Dec 16 Dec 25 Dec 6 Nov 18Nov
Common Blue 1 Oct 27 Sep 7 Oct 3 Oct 11 Oct 15 Oct 31 Oct
Dark Green Fritillary 19 Aug 23 Aug 24 Aug 9 Aug 24 Aug 20 Aug 15 Aug
Dingy Skipper 29 May 8 Jun 21 Jun 11 Jun 10 Jun 13 Jun 9 Jun
Essex Skipper 9 Sep 1 Sep 21 Aug 22 Aug 21 Aug 26 Aug 30 Aug 
Gatekeeper 18 Sep 1 Oct 5 Sep 16 Sep 8 Oct 25 Oct 9 Sep
Grayling 19 Sep 30 Sep 12 Sep 10 Sep 24 Sep 4 Sep 28 Sep
Green Hairstreak 26 Jun 19 Jul 18 Jun 3 Jul 6 Jul 6 Jul 22 Jun
Green Hairstreak 11 Oct 8 Oct 30 Sep 9 Oct 6 Oct 9 Oct 11 Oct
Grizzled Skipper 29 May 8 Jun 21 Jun 10 Jun 6 Jun 10 Jun 6 Jun
Holly Blue 10 Oct 13 Sep 3 Oct 6 Nov 17 Oct 16 Oct 24 Oct
Large Skipper 25 Aug 29 Aug 20 Aug 21 Aug 14 Sep 28 Aug 30 Aug
Large White 17 Oct 1 Nov 30 Oct 25 Nov 1 Nov 3 Nov 17 Nov
Meadow Brown 20 Sep 21 Sep 10 Sep 4 Oct 8 Oct 25 Oct 11 Sep
Orange Tip 15 Aug 19 Aug 21 Jun 30 Jun 6 Sep 9 Jul 24 Jun
Painted Lady 11 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 1 Nov 4 Dec 6 Nov 25 Oct
Peacock 8 Dec 30 Dec 23 Dec 29 Dec 25 Dec 4 Dec 26 Dec
Purple Emperor           30 Jul 27 Jul
Purple Hairstreak 14 Sep 8 Sep 24 Aug 3 Sep 7 Sep 2 Sep 17 Aug
Red Admiral 26 Nov 19 Dec 26 Dec 29 Dec 25 Dec 8 Dec 3 Dec
Ringlet 23 Aug 3 Sep 18 Aug 1 Sep 8 Oct 1 Sep 19 Aug
Silver-studded Blue 23 Aug 4 Aug 17 Aug 9 Aug 6 Aug 18 Jul 17 Jul
Silver-washed Fritillary 19 Sep 2 Sep 12 Aug 30 Aug 31 Aug 23 Aug 2 Sep
Small Cooper 3 Nov 4 Nov 4 Nov 26 Nov 31 Oct 6 Nov 19 Nov
Small Heath 9 Sep 30 Sep 7 Oct 8 Oct 15 Sep 5 Oct 31 Oct
Small Skipper 1 Oct 1 Sep 15 Aug 28 Aug 8 Oct 27 Aug 19 Aug
Small Tortoiseshell 15 Nov 28 Dec 4 Nov 7 Dec 27 Dec 4 Dec 17 Dec
Small White 26 Oct 24 Oct 16 Oct 25 Nov 22 Aug 27 Oct 5 Nov
Speckled Wood 29 Oct 4 Nov 24 Nov 26 Oct 31 Oct 26 Oct 25 Oct
Swallowtail 10 Aug 20 Sep 9 Aug 20 Aug 23 Aug 20 Aug 10 Sep
Wall Brown 8 Sep 4 Sep 12 Oct 6 Sep 25 Oct 27 Oct 25 Oct
White Admiral 4 Sep 28 Aug 17 Oct 17 Aug 29 Aug 24 Oct 15 Sep
White-letter Hairstreak 20 Aug 19 Aug 4 Aug 10 Aug 12 Aug 5 Aug 30 Aug