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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:102895

Species statistics

  No. Gardens No. Records Total abundance Earliest sighting Latest sighting
Large Blue 1 1 1 29-Jul 29-Jul
Lulworth Skipper 1 1 1 20-Jun 20-Jun
Purple Emperor 1 1 1 26-Jun 26-Jun
Silver-spotted Skipper 1 1 3 21-Jun 21-Jun
Grizzled Skipper 3 3 3 07-May 17-Aug
Northern Brown Argus 2 3 3 29-Jul 10-Sep
Silver-studded Blue 1 3 3 22-Jun 01-Jul
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 5 6 6 12-May 02-Aug
Grayling 4 6 6 30-Jul 11-Aug
Wood White 2 6 6 21-Apr 18-Jul
White Admiral 6 6 6 13-Jun 04-Aug
Swallowtail 3 6 12 30-May 07-Sep
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 6 8 9 09-May 19-Aug
Chalk Hill Blue 7 9 15 20-May 15-Aug
Adonis Blue 4 9 11 09-Apr 05-Sep
Scotch Argus 4 13 19 23-Jul 01-Sep
Dingy Skipper 9 14 17 23-Apr 17-Aug
White-letter Hairstreak 15 22 26 26-Mar 14-Aug
Small Blue 13 24 28 24-Apr 15-Sep
Green Hairstreak 18 31 42 23-Apr 17-Jul
Clouded Yellow 31 42 44 05-Apr 20-Oct
Purple Hairstreak 22 43 71 20-Jun 12-Aug
Brown Hairstreak 14 43 48 20-Jul 28-Sep
Dark Green Fritillary 37 71 83 30-May 02-Sep
Essex Skipper 34 89 177 02-Jun 09-Aug
Brown Argus 49 106 178 19-Apr 01-Oct
Wall 61 186 233 07-Apr 08-Oct
Silver-washed Fritillary 83 202 255 13-Jun 29-Aug
Marbled White 106 272 539 26-Apr 24-Aug
Small Heath 90 301 430 27-Apr 26-Sep
Painted Lady 259 500 588 24-Mar 05-Nov
Small Skipper 198 512 883 12-Apr 15-Sep
Large Skipper 147 514 665 14-May 12-Sep
Small Copper 239 689 936 12-Apr 25-Oct
Common Blue 261 934 1442 19-Mar 22-Oct
Ringlet 328 1185 2231 08-May 21-Sep
Green-veined White 551 3913 6065 24-Mar 11-Nov
Gatekeeper 611 4007 9858 08-Apr 10-Dec
Comma 754 4337 5178 02-Feb 08-Nov
Brimstone 740 4395 5462 04-Jan 12-Dec
Speckled Wood 626 4496 6016 22-Mar 05-Nov
Meadow Brown 604 4749 12090 09-Apr 15-Oct
Orange-tip 827 5426 9008 10-Mar 28-Sep
Small Tortoiseshell 838 7859 15775 01-Jan 20-Dec
Holly Blue 806 8215 11209 22-Mar 13-Nov
Red Admiral 880 9395 14807 02-Jan 12-Dec
Peacock 1044 9486 18982 11-Jan 19-Dec
Large White 914 12897 22801 12-Feb 10-Dec
Small White 973 17858 36626 12-Feb 16-Dec

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