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Garden Butterfly Survey summary results for Year:

This page shows live results from the Garden Butterfly Survey. The first table shows the levels of participation, while the second shows how frequently different species have been seen and the earliest and latest sightings of them from the Garden Butterfly Survey (for the selected year). Species only appear in the results table if there has been at least one sighting in the selected year. If you are logged in then your own GBS results will also appear in the tables below.

See summaries of the results of:

Garden Butterfly Survey 2019

Garden Butterfly Survey 2018

Garden Butterfly Survey 2017

Garden Butterfly Survey 2016

Survey statistics

Total number of gardens:1116
Total number of records:85401

Species statistics

  No. Gardens No. Records Total abundance Earliest sighting Latest sighting
Dingy Skipper 4 4 13 24-May 23-Aug
Grizzled Skipper 6 8 9 22-Apr 28-Aug
Essex Skipper 36 99 337 06-Jun 13-Aug
Small Skipper 209 597 1208 02-May 31-Oct
Lulworth Skipper 2 2 6 22-Jun 29-Jun
Large Skipper 136 502 953 03-Jun 21-Sep
Wood White 4 9 10 20-Apr 27-Aug
Orange-tip 623 3082 4847 11-Mar 05-Oct
Large White 742 8547 15398 02-Jan 31-Oct
Small White 793 12429 28271 02-Jan 31-Oct
Green-veined White 440 2637 4041 05-Mar 31-Oct
Clouded Yellow 27 37 46 24-Feb 19-Sep
Brimstone 609 3391 4319 04-Feb 24-Dec
Wall 53 176 222 29-Mar 19-Oct
Speckled Wood 574 4202 5823 25-Feb 31-Oct
Large Heath 1 1 1 30-Jul 30-Jul
Small Heath 59 194 394 23-Mar 21-Sep
Scotch Argus 2 11 14 06-Aug 08-Sep
Ringlet 347 1390 3033 21-Apr 09-Sep
Meadow Brown 536 4005 13166 17-Apr 31-Oct
Gatekeeper 564 3827 10610 10-Apr 31-Oct
Marbled White 135 374 929 15-May 01-Sep
Grayling 11 13 81 29-Jun 26-Aug
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2 2 3 28-Jul 30-Jul
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 6 6 6 06-Jun 16-Jul
Silver-washed Fritillary 84 257 392 17-Jun 13-Sep
Dark Green Fritillary 21 43 57 20-May 23-Aug
White Admiral 9 13 29 16-Jun 06-Aug
Purple Emperor 3 5 5 24-Jun 28-Jul
Red Admiral 818 9587 18735 01-Jan 30-Dec
Painted Lady 755 6907 17954 17-Jan 10-Nov
Peacock 801 5768 15018 01-Jan 30-Dec
Small Tortoiseshell 684 5594 11301 12-Jan 30-Dec
Comma 641 4020 4979 12-Jan 29-Nov
Small Copper 222 667 855 20-Apr 28-Oct
Brown Hairstreak 9 18 18 18-Aug 17-Sep
Purple Hairstreak 19 35 55 06-Jul 26-Aug
Green Hairstreak 16 26 55 21-Apr 05-Jul
White-letter Hairstreak 11 18 21 08-Jul 18-Aug
Small Blue 20 22 29 21-Apr 31-Aug
Holly Blue 646 5736 8189 25-Feb 03-Nov
Silver-studded Blue 3 3 4 27-Jun 24-Aug
Brown Argus 48 159 241 21-May 14-Sep
Northern Brown Argus 1 1 1 09-Aug 09-Aug
Common Blue 264 963 1540 01-Apr 12-Oct
Adonis Blue 1 1 1 12-Jul 12-Jul
Chalk Hill Blue 8 13 13 22-Apr 17-Aug

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