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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:1111
Total number of records:47608

Species statistics

  No. Gardens No. Records Total abundance Earliest sighting Latest sighting
Purple Emperor 1 1 1 26-Jun 26-Jun
Silver-spotted Skipper 1 1 3 21-Jun 21-Jun
Chalk Hill Blue 2 2 2 20-May 07-Jul
White Admiral 2 2 2 13-Jun 14-Jul
Grizzled Skipper 2 2 2 07-May 12-May
Silver-studded Blue 1 3 3 22-Jun 01-Jul
Adonis Blue 3 4 6 09-Apr 28-May
Swallowtail 2 4 10 30-May 13-Jun
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 4 5 5 12-May 31-May
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 3 5 6 09-May 02-Jun
Wood White 2 5 5 21-Apr 13-Jun
Clouded Yellow 5 6 8 05-Apr 26-May
Purple Hairstreak 6 7 8 25-Jun 11-Jul
White-letter Hairstreak 5 8 12 26-Mar 12-Jul
Dingy Skipper 6 11 14 23-Apr 01-Jul
Small Blue 4 11 12 24-Apr 13-Jun
Brown Argus 14 27 40 19-Apr 14-Jul
Green Hairstreak 16 29 40 23-Apr 01-Jun
Essex Skipper 19 33 43 02-Jun 15-Jul
Dark Green Fritillary 22 39 49 30-May 13-Jul
Silver-washed Fritillary 34 52 55 16-Jun 15-Jul
Wall 29 58 67 07-Apr 14-Jul
Small Copper 69 110 130 12-Apr 15-Jul
Painted Lady 100 134 164 24-Mar 14-Jul
Small Heath 58 162 252 27-Apr 13-Jul
Marbled White 88 202 396 26-Apr 14-Jul
Small Skipper 130 275 533 06-May 15-Jul
Common Blue 143 307 488 19-Mar 15-Jul
Large Skipper 115 371 493 14-May 15-Jul
Gatekeeper 202 443 740 08-Apr 15-Jul
Ringlet 217 620 12073188 08-May 15-Jul
Green-veined White 425 1930 2715 24-Mar 15-Jul
Comma 557 1970 2236 04-Mar 15-Jul
Meadow Brown 413 2132 5813 09-Apr 15-Jul
Speckled Wood 476 2205 2916 22-Mar 15-Jul
Red Admiral 622 2816 3635 02-Jan 15-Jul
Brimstone 647 3260 4083 04-Jan 14-Jul
Small Tortoiseshell 665 3797 5937 01-Jan 15-Jul
Large White 639 4266 6054 12-Feb 15-Jul
Peacock 863 4987 7216 11-Jan 15-Jul
Orange-tip 776 5089 8474 10-Mar 12-Jul
Holly Blue 671 5341 7649 22-Mar 15-Jul
Small White 744 6876 10368 12-Feb 15-Jul

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