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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:949
Total number of records:70674

Species statistics

  No. Gardens No. Records Total abundance Earliest sighting Latest sighting
Dingy Skipper 8 11 12 16-May 26-Jul
Grizzled Skipper 4 4 4 31-May 18-Aug
Essex Skipper 24 101 318 06-Jul 22-Aug
Small Skipper 159 420 658 31-May 29-Sep
Lulworth Skipper 1 1 1 02-Jul 02-Jul
Silver-spotted Skipper 1 1 3 16-Jul 16-Jul
Large Skipper 112 425 543 08-Jun 26-Sep
Wood White 2 5 5 07-Jun 31-Aug
Cryptic Wood White 1 1 1 24-Jul 24-Jul
Orange-tip 496 2527 3616 02-Mar 25-Sep
Large White 683 8425 15306 16-Mar 23-Oct
Small White 720 11783 25013 15-Mar 02-Nov
Green-veined White 378 2353 3425 30-Mar 23-Oct
Clouded Yellow 17 23 24 07-Jun 13-Oct
Brimstone 485 2951 3779 06-Feb 23-Nov
Wall 43 119 134 07-May 10-Oct
Speckled Wood 425 3060 4325 24-Mar 11-Nov
Large Heath 2 3 3 23-Jul 14-Sep
Small Heath 47 123 204 22-Apr 18-Sep
Scotch Argus 2 6 9 27-Jul 24-Aug
Ringlet 266 932 1632 22-Apr 12-Sep
Meadow Brown 484 3367 9274 22-Apr 09-Nov
Gatekeeper 492 3242 8269 22-Apr 20-Oct
Marbled White 95 253 615 26-Feb 07-Aug
Grayling 2 2 3 23-Jul 24-Jul
Pearl-bordered Fritillary 1 1 1 21-Jul 21-Jul
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary 3 4 4 19-Jul 08-Sep
Silver-washed Fritillary 51 164 228 14-Jun 14-Sep
Dark Green Fritillary 19 28 37 30-Jun 19-Aug
High Brown Fritillary 1 1 2 24-Jul 24-Jul
White Admiral 7 9 9 24-Jun 10-Aug
Purple Emperor 1 1 1 25-Jul 25-Jul
Red Admiral 681 8765 17968 10-Jan 02-Dec
Painted Lady 404 1659 2033 04-Apr 12-Nov
Peacock 695 5638 12081 11-Jan 22-Nov
Small Tortoiseshell 611 6177 15379 02-Jan 15-Nov
Comma 518 2650 3227 21-Feb 23-Nov
Marsh Fritillary 1 1 1 08-Jun 08-Jun
Heath Fritillary 1 1 1 26-Jul 26-Jul
Duke of Burgundy 1 3 3 23-May 07-Jun
Small Copper 183 523 656 18-Apr 26-Oct
Brown Hairstreak 13 32 38 17-Jul 07-Oct
Purple Hairstreak 16 26 36 15-Jul 28-Aug
Green Hairstreak 9 20 24 30-Apr 15-Jun
White-letter Hairstreak 11 13 15 28-Jun 09-Aug
Small Blue 8 17 20 27-May 20-Sep
Holly Blue 517 4164 5127 29-Mar 14-Nov
Silver-studded Blue 1 1 1 26-Jul 26-Jul
Brown Argus 30 84 98 27-May 18-Sep
Northern Brown Argus 1 1 1 18-Jul 18-Jul
Common Blue 165 541 802 17-Apr 13-Oct
Adonis Blue 1 1 1 16-Apr 16-Apr
Chalk Hill Blue 5 11 27 07-Jun 05-Sep

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