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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:1313
Total number of records:93967

Species statistics

  No. Gardens No. Records Total abundance Earliest sighting Latest sighting
Adonis Blue 4 9 11 09-Apr 05-Sep
Brimstone 723 4182 5213 04-Jan 21-Sep
Brown Argus 41 90 141 19-Apr 20-Sep
Brown Hairstreak 13 39 44 20-Jul 22-Sep
Chalk Hill Blue 6 8 14 20-May 06-Aug
Clouded Yellow 26 33 35 05-Apr 22-Sep
Comma 723 3956 4723 04-Mar 24-Sep
Common Blue 243 862 1346 19-Mar 22-Sep
Dark Green Fritillary 36 70 82 30-May 02-Sep
Dingy Skipper 8 13 16 23-Apr 17-Aug
Essex Skipper 32 84 170 02-Jun 09-Aug
Gatekeeper 579 3765 9402 08-Apr 21-Sep
Grayling 4 6 6 30-Jul 11-Aug
Green Hairstreak 18 31 42 23-Apr 17-Jul
Green-veined White 525 3588 5646 24-Mar 22-Sep
Grizzled Skipper 3 3 3 07-May 17-Aug
Holly Blue 784 7930 10861 22-Mar 23-Sep
Large Blue 1 1 1 29-Jul 29-Jul
Large Skipper 137 475 623 14-May 12-Sep
Large White 883 11598 1131849 12-Feb 24-Sep
Marbled White 103 267 534 26-Apr 24-Aug
Meadow Brown 580 4529 11732 09-Apr 21-Sep
Northern Brown Argus 2 3 3 29-Jul 10-Sep
Orange-tip 807 5254 8743 10-Mar 10-Sep
Painted Lady 234 443 526 24-Mar 22-Sep
Peacock 1020 8811 17534 11-Jan 23-Sep
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 5 6 6 12-May 02-Aug
Purple Emperor 1 1 1 26-Jun 26-Jun
Purple Hairstreak 21 37 56 20-Jun 12-Aug
Red Admiral 843 7897 12633 02-Jan 24-Sep
Ringlet 313 1120 2078 08-May 21-Sep
Scotch Argus 4 12 18 23-Jul 27-Aug
Silver-spotted Skipper 1 1 3 21-Jun 21-Jun
Silver-studded Blue 1 3 3 22-Jun 01-Jul
Silver-washed Fritillary 78 196 249 13-Jun 29-Aug
Small Blue 13 24 28 24-Apr 15-Sep
Small Copper 216 574 785 12-Apr 22-Sep
Small Heath 87 287 414 27-Apr 15-Sep
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 6 8 9 09-May 19-Aug
Small Skipper 184 478 831 06-May 15-Sep
Small Tortoiseshell 812 7166 14384 01-Jan 24-Sep
Small White 946 15907 32716 12-Feb 24-Sep
Speckled Wood 596 3993 5351 22-Mar 24-Sep
Swallowtail 3 6 12 30-May 07-Sep
Wall 57 168 212 07-Apr 22-Sep
White Admiral 6 6 6 13-Jun 04-Aug
White-letter Hairstreak 14 21 25 26-Mar 14-Aug
Wood White 2 6 6 21-Apr 18-Jul

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