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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:1343
Total number of records:103097

Species statistics

  No. Gardens No. Records Total abundance Earliest sighting Latest sighting
Small White 973 17896 36732 12-Feb 16-Dec
Large White 914 12919 22852 12-Feb 10-Dec
Peacock 1044 9497 18997 11-Jan 19-Dec
Red Admiral 880 9416 14829 02-Jan 12-Dec
Holly Blue 806 8232 11230 22-Mar 13-Nov
Small Tortoiseshell 839 7865 15781 01-Jan 20-Dec
Orange-tip 827 5427 9009 10-Mar 28-Sep
Meadow Brown 605 4759 12114 09-Apr 15-Oct
Speckled Wood 626 4501 6022 22-Mar 05-Nov
Brimstone 740 4399 5466 04-Jan 12-Dec
Comma 754 4344 5185 02-Feb 08-Nov
Gatekeeper 613 4018 9916 08-Apr 10-Dec
Green-veined White 551 3919 6080 24-Mar 11-Nov
Ringlet 328 1192 2249 08-May 21-Sep
Common Blue 261 945 1494 19-Mar 22-Oct
Small Copper 241 694 941 12-Apr 25-Oct
Small Skipper 198 517 891 12-Apr 15-Sep
Large Skipper 147 516 667 14-May 12-Sep
Painted Lady 259 500 588 24-Mar 05-Nov
Small Heath 90 301 430 27-Apr 26-Sep
Marbled White 107 277 545 26-Apr 24-Aug
Silver-washed Fritillary 83 202 255 13-Jun 29-Aug
Wall 61 186 233 07-Apr 08-Oct
Brown Argus 50 109 183 19-Apr 01-Oct
Essex Skipper 34 93 186 02-Jun 09-Aug
Dark Green Fritillary 37 71 83 30-May 02-Sep
Purple Hairstreak 22 43 71 20-Jun 12-Aug
Brown Hairstreak 14 43 48 20-Jul 28-Sep
Clouded Yellow 31 42 44 05-Apr 20-Oct
Green Hairstreak 18 31 42 23-Apr 17-Jul
Small Blue 13 24 28 24-Apr 15-Sep
White-letter Hairstreak 16 23 27 26-Mar 14-Aug
Dingy Skipper 9 14 17 23-Apr 17-Aug
Scotch Argus 4 13 19 23-Jul 01-Sep
Adonis Blue 4 9 11 09-Apr 05-Sep
Chalk Hill Blue 7 9 15 20-May 15-Aug
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 6 8 9 09-May 19-Aug
Swallowtail 3 6 12 30-May 07-Sep
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 5 6 6 12-May 02-Aug
Grayling 4 6 6 30-Jul 11-Aug
White Admiral 6 6 6 13-Jun 04-Aug
Wood White 2 6 6 21-Apr 18-Jul
Silver-studded Blue 1 3 3 22-Jun 01-Jul
Northern Brown Argus 2 3 3 29-Jul 10-Sep
Grizzled Skipper 3 3 3 07-May 17-Aug
Purple Emperor 1 1 1 26-Jun 26-Jun
Large Blue 1 1 1 29-Jul 29-Jul
Silver-spotted Skipper 1 1 3 21-Jun 21-Jun
Lulworth Skipper 1 1 1 20-Jun 20-Jun

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