First Sightings 2024 - Somerset & Bristol

This page shows the first confirmed sighting of butterflies in Somerset and Bristol sent to the Branch Butterfly Records Coordinator.

If you think you have seen a butterfly which could be a first sighting of that species for the current year (outside & active), please send your record with the species name, date seen & site name/location to the Branch Butterfly Records Coordinator.  Click here to send email

Click here to view last year's (2023) first sightings page.

Click here to view 2022 first sightings page.

Click here to view 2021 first sightings page.

Last updated: 17th Feb 2024
  Species 1st Sighting date Location
Skippers      
  Dingy Skipper    
  Essex Skipper    
  Grizzled Skipper    
  Large Skipper

 

 
  Small Skipper    
Whites & Yellows      
  Brimstone 15th Feb Several locations
  Clouded Yellow    
  Green-veined White    
  Large White    
  Orange-Tip    
  Small White    
Hairstreaks      
  Brown Hairstreak    
  Green Hairstreak    
  Purple Hairstreak

 

 
  White-letter Hairstreak    
Blues & Coppers      
  Adonis Blue    
  Brown Argus    
  Chalk Hill Blue    
  Common Blue    
  Holly Blue    
  Large Blue    
  Small Blue    
  Small Copper    
Vanessids      
  Comma 10th Feb Gold Corner
  Painted Lady    
  Peacock 22nd Jan Norton-sub-Hamdon
  Red Admiral 6th Jan Bristol & Taunton area
  Small Tortoiseshell 10th Feb Langport
  White Admiral    
Fritillaries      
  Dark Green Fritillary    
  Heath Fritillary    
  Marsh Fritillary    
  Silver-washed Fritillary    
  Small Pearl-Bordered Fritillary    
Browns      
  Gatekeeper    
  Grayling    
  Marbled White    
  Meadow Brown

 

 
  Ringlet    
  Small Heath    
  Speckled Wood    
  Wall    
Others