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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:1327
Total number of records:99806

Species statistics

  No. Gardens No. Records Total abundance Earliest sighting Latest sighting
Lulworth Skipper 1 1 1 20-Jun 20-Jun
Silver-spotted Skipper 1 1 3 21-Jun 21-Jun
Purple Emperor 1 1 1 26-Jun 26-Jun
Silver-studded Blue 1 3 3 22-Jun 01-Jul
Green Hairstreak 18 31 42 23-Apr 17-Jul
Wood White 2 6 6 21-Apr 18-Jul
Large Blue 1 1 1 29-Jul 29-Jul
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 5 6 6 12-May 02-Aug
White Admiral 6 6 6 13-Jun 04-Aug
Chalk Hill Blue 6 8 14 20-May 06-Aug
Essex Skipper 33 88 175 02-Jun 09-Aug
Grayling 4 6 6 30-Jul 11-Aug
Purple Hairstreak 22 43 71 20-Jun 12-Aug
White-letter Hairstreak 14 21 25 26-Mar 14-Aug
Grizzled Skipper 3 3 3 07-May 17-Aug
Dingy Skipper 9 14 17 23-Apr 17-Aug
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 6 8 9 09-May 19-Aug
Marbled White 105 270 537 26-Apr 24-Aug
Silver-washed Fritillary 79 198 251 13-Jun 29-Aug
Scotch Argus 4 13 19 23-Jul 01-Sep
Dark Green Fritillary 37 71 83 30-May 02-Sep
Adonis Blue 4 9 11 09-Apr 05-Sep
Swallowtail 3 6 12 30-May 07-Sep
Northern Brown Argus 2 3 3 29-Jul 10-Sep
Large Skipper 142 486 634 14-May 12-Sep
Small Blue 13 24 28 24-Apr 15-Sep
Small Skipper 192 495 864 12-Apr 15-Sep
Ringlet 320 1133 2153 08-May 21-Sep
Small Heath 90 301 430 27-Apr 26-Sep
Brown Hairstreak 14 42 47 20-Jul 27-Sep
Orange-tip 817 5317 8825 10-Mar 28-Sep
Brown Argus 47 101 156 19-Apr 01-Oct
Gatekeeper 598 3913 9686 08-Apr 07-Oct
Wall 61 183 229 07-Apr 08-Oct
Painted Lady 250 482 567 24-Mar 11-Oct
Green-veined White 538 3749 5851 24-Mar 14-Oct
Meadow Brown 591 4622 11880 09-Apr 15-Oct
Clouded Yellow 30 40 42 05-Apr 20-Oct
Common Blue 255 918 1421 19-Mar 22-Oct
Holly Blue 795 8113 11081 22-Mar 22-Oct
Brimstone 733 4315 5367 04-Jan 22-Oct
Large White 900 12531 22204 12-Feb 22-Oct
Small White 960 17331 35588 12-Feb 23-Oct
Speckled Wood 618 4367 5847 22-Mar 25-Oct
Small Tortoiseshell 826 7584 15224 01-Jan 25-Oct
Small Copper 232 659 893 12-Apr 25-Oct
Comma 741 4178 4975 04-Mar 28-Oct
Peacock 1032 9214 18395 11-Jan 29-Oct
Red Admiral 866 8891 14119 02-Jan 30-Oct

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