Species Phenologies

This page contains a summary of the phenology of each of the primary species:

Some additional notes:

1. Adonis Blue

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

2. Black Hairstreak

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

3. Brimstone

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Gonepteryx rhamni ssp. rhamni


Gonepteryx rhamni ssp. gravesi


4. Brown Argus

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

5. Brown Hairstreak

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

6. Chalk Hill Blue

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

7. Chequered Skipper

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

8. Clouded Yellow

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Colias croceus ssp. croceus f. croceus


9. Comma

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Polygonia c-album ssp. c-album f. c-album


10. Common Blue

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Polyommatus icarus ssp. icarus


Polyommatus icarus ssp. mariscolore


11. Cryptic Wood White

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

12. Dark Green Fritillary

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

13. Dingy Skipper

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Erynnis tages ssp. tages


Erynnis tages ssp. baynesi


14. Duke of Burgundy

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

15. Essex Skipper

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

16. Gatekeeper

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

17. Glanville Fritillary

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

18. Grayling

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Hipparchia semele ssp. semele


Hipparchia semele ssp. scota


Hipparchia semele ssp. thyone


Hipparchia semele ssp. atlantica


Hipparchia semele ssp. clarensis


Hipparchia semele ssp. hibernica


19. Green Hairstreak

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

20. Green-veined White

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Pieris napi ssp. sabellicae


Pieris napi ssp. britannica


Pieris napi ssp. thomsoni


21. Grizzled Skipper

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

22. Heath Fritillary

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

23. High Brown Fritillary

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

24. Holly Blue

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

25. Large Blue

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Maculinea arion ssp. arion


26. Large Heath

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Coenonympha tullia ssp. davus


Coenonympha tullia ssp. polydama


Coenonympha tullia ssp. scotica


27. Large Skipper

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

28. Large White

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

29. Lulworth Skipper

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

30. Marbled White

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

31. Marsh Fritillary

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

32. Meadow Brown

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Maniola jurtina ssp. splendida


Maniola jurtina ssp. cassiteridum


Maniola jurtina ssp. iernes


Maniola jurtina ssp. insularis


33. Mountain Ringlet

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Erebia epiphron ssp. mnemon


Erebia epiphron ssp. scotica


34. Northern Brown Argus

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Aricia artaxerxes ssp. artaxerxes


Aricia artaxerxes ssp. salmacis


35. Orange-tip

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Anthocharis cardamines ssp. britannica


Anthocharis cardamines ssp. hibernica


36. Painted Lady

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

37. Peacock

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

38. Pearl-bordered Fritillary

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

39. Purple Emperor

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

40. Purple Hairstreak

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

41. Red Admiral

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

42. Ringlet

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

43. Scotch Argus

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Erebia aethiops ssp. aethiops


Erebia aethiops ssp. caledonia


44. Silver-spotted Skipper

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

45. Silver-studded Blue

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Plebejus argus ssp. argus


Plebejus argus ssp. caernensis


46. Silver-washed Fritillary

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Argynnis paphia ssp. paphia f. paphia


47. Small Blue

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

48. Small Copper

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Lycaena phlaeas ssp. eleus


Lycaena phlaeas ssp. hibernica


49. Small Heath

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Coenonympha pamphilus ssp. pamphilus


Coenonympha pamphilus ssp. rhoumensis


50. Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

51. Small Skipper

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

52. Small Tortoiseshell

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

53. Small White

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

54. Speckled Wood

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Pararge aegeria ssp. tircis


Pararge aegeria ssp. oblita


Pararge aegeria ssp. insula


55. Swallowtail

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

Papilio machaon ssp. britannicus


56. Wall

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

57. White Admiral

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

58. White-letter Hairstreak

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.

 

59. Wood White

The first chart below is taken from the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. The blue line gives average counts over the full data set from 1976 to date, and the red line gives the average for the last year.