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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:1100
Total number of records:83084

Species statistics

  No. Gardens No. Records Total abundance Earliest sighting Latest sighting
Wood White 4 9 10 20-Apr 27-Aug
White-letter Hairstreak 11 18 21 08-Jul 18-Aug
White Admiral 8 12 28 16-Jun 06-Aug
Wall 52 174 220 29-Mar 19-Oct
Speckled Wood 563 4089 5700 25-Feb 31-Oct
Small White 777 12054 27510 02-Jan 04-Nov
Small Tortoiseshell 672 5466 11032 12-Jan 11-Nov
Small Skipper 203 571 1172 02-May 31-Oct
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 6 6 6 06-Jun 16-Jul
Small Heath 56 188 388 23-Mar 19-Sep
Small Copper 214 628 804 20-Apr 27-Oct
Small Blue 20 22 29 21-Apr 31-Aug
Silver-washed Fritillary 80 250 384 17-Jun 13-Sep
Silver-studded Blue 3 3 4 27-Jun 24-Aug
Scotch Argus 2 11 14 06-Aug 08-Sep
Ringlet 337 1362 2998 21-Apr 09-Sep
Red Admiral 802 9231 18225 01-Jan 13-Nov
Purple Hairstreak 18 30 49 06-Jul 26-Aug
Purple Emperor 3 5 5 24-Jun 28-Jul
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2 2 3 28-Jul 30-Jul
Peacock 789 5636 14838 01-Jan 11-Nov
Painted Lady 741 6735 17592 21-Feb 10-Nov
Orange-tip 611 3009 4754 11-Mar 05-Oct
Northern Brown Argus 1 1 1 09-Aug 09-Aug
Meadow Brown 523 3902 12997 17-Apr 31-Oct
Marbled White 135 374 929 15-May 01-Sep
Lulworth Skipper 2 2 6 22-Jun 29-Jun
Large White 726 8314 16538 02-Jan 31-Oct
Large Skipper 132 496 947 03-Jun 21-Sep
Large Heath 1 1 1 30-Jul 30-Jul
Holly Blue 633 5631 8066 25-Feb 04-Nov
Grizzled Skipper 6 7 8 22-Apr 28-Aug
Green-veined White 429 2595 3993 05-Mar 31-Oct
Green Hairstreak 16 26 55 21-Apr 05-Jul
Grayling 11 13 81 29-Jun 26-Aug
Gatekeeper 550 3709 10351 10-Apr 04-Nov
Essex Skipper 34 95 332 06-Jun 13-Aug
Dingy Skipper 4 4 13 24-May 23-Aug
Dark Green Fritillary 20 40 54 20-May 23-Aug
Common Blue 261 932 1492 01-Apr 12-Oct
Comma 628 3907 4858 12-Jan 09-Nov
Clouded Yellow 26 36 45 24-Feb 19-Sep
Chalk Hill Blue 8 13 13 22-Apr 17-Aug
Brown Hairstreak 8 17 17 18-Aug 17-Sep
Brown Argus 45 155 237 21-May 14-Sep
Brimstone 597 3302 4222 04-Feb 10-Nov
Adonis Blue 1 1 1 12-Jul 12-Jul

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