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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 2018

Garden Butterfly Survey 2017

Garden Butterfly Survey 2016

Survey statistics

Total number of gardens:1114
Total number of records:85025

Species statistics

  No. Gardens No. Records Total abundance Earliest sighting Latest sighting
Small Tortoiseshell 681 5584 11290 12-Jan 30-Dec
Peacock 799 5749 14997 01-Jan 30-Dec
Red Admiral 815 9540 18676 01-Jan 30-Dec
Brimstone 607 3381 4309 04-Feb 24-Dec
Comma 638 4006 4965 12-Jan 29-Nov
Painted Lady 752 6889 17935 17-Jan 10-Nov
Holly Blue 644 5721 8173 25-Feb 03-Nov
Small White 790 12385 28205 02-Jan 31-Oct
Green-veined White 436 2632 4036 05-Mar 31-Oct
Speckled Wood 571 4148 5764 25-Feb 31-Oct
Large White 739 8494 15327 02-Jan 31-Oct
Gatekeeper 561 3801 10562 10-Apr 31-Oct
Meadow Brown 532 3979 13135 17-Apr 31-Oct
Small Skipper 207 593 1204 02-May 31-Oct
Small Copper 220 665 853 20-Apr 28-Oct
Wall 52 174 220 29-Mar 19-Oct
Common Blue 263 962 1539 01-Apr 12-Oct
Orange-tip 621 3067 4818 11-Mar 05-Oct
Small Heath 59 194 394 23-Mar 21-Sep
Large Skipper 135 501 952 03-Jun 21-Sep
Clouded Yellow 27 37 46 24-Feb 19-Sep
Brown Hairstreak 9 18 18 18-Aug 17-Sep
Brown Argus 48 159 241 21-May 14-Sep
Silver-washed Fritillary 84 257 392 17-Jun 13-Sep
Ringlet 346 1380 3023 21-Apr 09-Sep
Scotch Argus 2 11 14 06-Aug 08-Sep
Marbled White 135 374 929 15-May 01-Sep
Small Blue 20 22 29 21-Apr 31-Aug
Grizzled Skipper 6 8 9 22-Apr 28-Aug
Wood White 4 9 10 20-Apr 27-Aug
Purple Hairstreak 19 35 55 06-Jul 26-Aug
Grayling 11 13 81 29-Jun 26-Aug
Silver-studded Blue 3 3 4 27-Jun 24-Aug
Dark Green Fritillary 21 43 57 20-May 23-Aug
Dingy Skipper 4 4 13 24-May 23-Aug
White-letter Hairstreak 11 18 21 08-Jul 18-Aug
Chalk Hill Blue 8 13 13 22-Apr 17-Aug
Essex Skipper 36 99 337 06-Jun 13-Aug
Northern Brown Argus 1 1 1 09-Aug 09-Aug
White Admiral 9 13 29 16-Jun 06-Aug
Large Heath 1 1 1 30-Jul 30-Jul
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2 2 3 28-Jul 30-Jul
Purple Emperor 3 5 5 24-Jun 28-Jul
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 6 6 6 06-Jun 16-Jul
Adonis Blue 1 1 1 12-Jul 12-Jul
Green Hairstreak 16 26 55 21-Apr 05-Jul
Lulworth Skipper 2 2 6 22-Jun 29-Jun

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