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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:1341
Total number of records:102393

Species statistics

  No. Gardens No. Records Total abundance Earliest sighting Latest sighting
Small Tortoiseshell 836 7816 15640 01-Jan 20-Dec
Peacock 1042 9423 18778 11-Jan 19-Dec
Small White 971 17816 36557 12-Feb 16-Dec
Red Admiral 878 9355 14736 02-Jan 12-Dec
Brimstone 739 4389 5456 04-Jan 12-Dec
Gatekeeper 609 3996 9843 08-Apr 10-Dec
Large White 911 12862 22753 12-Feb 10-Dec
Holly Blue 804 8200 11191 22-Mar 13-Nov
Green-veined White 549 3855 5974 24-Mar 11-Nov
Comma 752 4279 5099 02-Feb 08-Nov
Painted Lady 258 499 587 24-Mar 05-Nov
Speckled Wood 624 4473 5990 22-Mar 05-Nov
Small Copper 238 687 934 12-Apr 25-Oct
Common Blue 261 934 1442 19-Mar 22-Oct
Clouded Yellow 31 42 44 05-Apr 20-Oct
Meadow Brown 603 4712 12008 09-Apr 15-Oct
Wall 61 186 233 07-Apr 08-Oct
Brown Argus 49 106 178 19-Apr 01-Oct
Orange-tip 825 5393 8954 10-Mar 28-Sep
Brown Hairstreak 14 43 48 20-Jul 28-Sep
Small Heath 90 301 430 27-Apr 26-Sep
Ringlet 326 1170 2211 08-May 21-Sep
Small Skipper 197 509 879 12-Apr 15-Sep
Small Blue 13 24 28 24-Apr 15-Sep
Large Skipper 146 499 650 14-May 12-Sep
Northern Brown Argus 2 3 3 29-Jul 10-Sep
Swallowtail 3 6 12 30-May 07-Sep
Adonis Blue 4 9 11 09-Apr 05-Sep
Dark Green Fritillary 37 71 83 30-May 02-Sep
Scotch Argus 4 13 19 23-Jul 01-Sep
Silver-washed Fritillary 82 201 254 13-Jun 29-Aug
Marbled White 106 272 539 26-Apr 24-Aug
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 6 8 9 09-May 19-Aug
Grizzled Skipper 3 3 3 07-May 17-Aug
Dingy Skipper 9 14 17 23-Apr 17-Aug
Chalk Hill Blue 7 9 15 20-May 15-Aug
White-letter Hairstreak 14 21 25 26-Mar 14-Aug
Purple Hairstreak 22 43 71 20-Jun 12-Aug
Grayling 4 6 6 30-Jul 11-Aug
Essex Skipper 34 89 177 02-Jun 09-Aug
White Admiral 6 6 6 13-Jun 04-Aug
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 5 6 6 12-May 02-Aug
Large Blue 1 1 1 29-Jul 29-Jul
Wood White 2 6 6 21-Apr 18-Jul
Green Hairstreak 18 31 42 23-Apr 17-Jul
Silver-studded Blue 1 3 3 22-Jun 01-Jul
Purple Emperor 1 1 1 26-Jun 26-Jun
Silver-spotted Skipper 1 1 3 21-Jun 21-Jun
Lulworth Skipper 1 1 1 20-Jun 20-Jun

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