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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:919
Total number of records:60323

Species statistics

  No. Gardens No. Records Total abundance Earliest sighting Latest sighting
Dingy Skipper 7 10 10 16-May 26-Jul
Grizzled Skipper 4 4 4 31-May 18-Aug
Essex Skipper 20 95 302 06-Jul 22-Aug
Small Skipper 146 393 626 31-May 11-Sep
Silver-spotted Skipper 1 1 3 16-Jul 16-Jul
Large Skipper 105 390 503 08-Jun 20-Sep
Wood White 2 5 5 07-Jun 31-Aug
Cryptic Wood White 1 1 1 24-Jul 24-Jul
Orange-tip 473 2415 3451 02-Mar 20-Sep
Large White 648 7292 13454 16-Mar 21-Sep
Small White 690 9763 20878 15-Mar 21-Sep
Green-veined White 357 2058 2902 30-Mar 20-Sep
Clouded Yellow 12 14 15 07-Jun 17-Sep
Brimstone 461 2643 3418 06-Feb 18-Sep
Wall 38 106 118 07-May 16-Sep
Speckled Wood 393 2538 3626 24-Mar 21-Sep
Large Heath 2 3 3 23-Jul 14-Sep
Small Heath 43 112 193 22-Apr 18-Sep
Scotch Argus 1 5 8 09-Aug 24-Aug
Ringlet 245 866 1477 22-Apr 12-Sep
Meadow Brown 457 3154 8873 22-Apr 20-Sep
Gatekeeper 462 2966 7646 22-Apr 19-Sep
Marbled White 90 248 610 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 46 148 211 14-Jun 12-Sep
Dark Green Fritillary 18 27 36 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 628 6407 13474 10-Jan 21-Sep
Painted Lady 366 1392 1688 04-Apr 21-Sep
Peacock 662 4983 10879 11-Jan 21-Sep
Small Tortoiseshell 584 5219 12650 02-Jan 21-Sep
Comma 473 2136 2589 21-Feb 21-Sep
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 159 407 503 18-Apr 21-Sep
Brown Hairstreak 12 24 30 17-Jul 21-Sep
Purple Hairstreak 13 20 28 15-Jul 28-Aug
Green Hairstreak 9 20 24 30-Apr 15-Jun
White-letter Hairstreak 10 12 14 28-Jun 09-Aug
Small Blue 8 17 20 27-May 20-Sep
Holly Blue 494 3838 4743 29-Mar 21-Sep
Silver-studded Blue 1 1 1 26-Jul 26-Jul
Brown Argus 25 77 91 27-May 18-Sep
Northern Brown Argus 1 1 1 18-Jul 18-Jul
Common Blue 146 477 743 17-Apr 21-Sep
Adonis Blue 1 1 1 16-Apr 16-Apr
Chalk Hill Blue 5 11 27 07-Jun 05-Sep

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